K-12 News

High School Graduation Requirements on Kentucky Tonight

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 11, 2018

Renee Shaw and guests discuss new high school graduation requirements on Kentucky Tonight, Monday, December 17 at 8/7 pm on KET. Scheduled guests include KY Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis; KY Board of Education member Gary Houchens; Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; and Eric Kennedy with the KY School Boards Association.

Announcing the 2019 KET Young Writers Contest!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 10, 2018

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit stories and poems for the 2019 KET Young Writers Contest. The contest, which runs Jan. 2 through April 15, encourages students in KET’s viewing area to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own, original work.

Resources to Start Coding With Your Class

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 4, 2018

It's Computer Science Education Week. Get started with five classroom-friendly tips that you can use to introduce young learners to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving; plus PBS LearningMedia collections and resources for all grade levels.

Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 30, 2018

Teachers! We’re excited to invite you to a live discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, director and producer, Joe Murray, who created the new PBS Kids hit, Let’s Go Luna. In addition to meeting Joe and other members of the Let’s Go Luna team, you’ll meet other educators, who will share teaching models and strategies to help you build a culturally responsive learning environment.

Kentucky teacher named national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 29, 2018

Tara Haynes, a teacher at Little School, a preschool program run by the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe, has been named a national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion. The new award program, sponsored by PBS KIDS, recognizes passionate educators from across the country who work with young children, from infants to second graders.

Join us for PBS Kids Edcamp

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10, when we will be holding Kentucky's first PBS Kids Edcamp. This training event is free of charge! PBS Kids Edcamp provides educators with a space to share, collaborate and learn from each other. You will connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.

KET forum addresses education pathways to college and career

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 1, 2018

By the year 2020, it’s projected that 62 percent of the jobs in Kentucky will require at least some postsecondary education or training. Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce: A KET Forum explores how Kentucky’s K-12 public education system is helping students successfully prepare for their transition to postsecondary college or career.

Cat in the Hat Day at Laurel County Public Library

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 13, 2018

Laurel County Public Library helped KET celebrate its 50th anniversary by co-hosting a “Cat in the Hat Day”. Families gathered to spend time doing crafts such as coloring pictures and creating silly hats. The Early Childhood Education team was also there to let the children interact with the various educational apps available through PBS. Families […]

Smooth the Transition to School with Help from Daniel Tiger

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 5, 2018

Starting preschool or Kindergarten can be a difficult transition for some kids. To help ease the anxiety of the first few weeks of school, turn to a familiar face for them – Daniel Tiger! Access the following videos and more on PBS LearningMedia: Sharing Toys Can Be Hard! | Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel isn’t sure […]

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