Education News

Youth Mental Health Issues

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

March 11, 2019

The new You Are Not Alone collection on PBS LearningMedia takes a comprehensive look at mental health issues among teens and young adults today. Topics include suicide prevention, trauma and toxic stress, and depression and anxiety.

Explore Career Pathways with In Demand

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

February 19, 2019

To highlight opportunities in the workplace, KET and the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment have created In Demand, a collection of videos focusing on high-demand career sectors— manufacturing, construction, business & IT, logistics & transporta­tion, and healthcare—in which there are currently thousands of job vacancies.

Black History Month Programming

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

January 30, 2019

To honor Black History Month, and as part of our commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, KET will air a collection of documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience throughout the month of February.

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.

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.

Choosing Toys to Grow With Your Preschooler

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

November 19, 2018

By the time your baby is a preschooler, chances are your kids have outgrown some toys ready to be passed on to someone else. (Good luck sorting through — every time I found one to donate, my kids decided it was their “favorite.”) What’s the secret to choosing toys that will grow right along with […]

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

November 15, 2018

Psychologist Martin Seligman, who has conducted studies on benefits of expressing thanks, writes, “Gratitude can make your life happier and more satisfying. When we feel gratitude, we benefit from the pleasant memory of a positive event in our life. Also, when we express our gratitude to others, we strengthen our relationship with them.” For preschoolers, gratitude […]

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