Partnerships and Innovative Thinking Matter

  Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday blogged last week about the college’s Next Generation Leadership Academy. You can read the text of his post below and be sure to check out http://kyedcommissioner.blogspot.com/ for regular insights about education from the commissioner.  To learn more about the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab and … Read More

College Helps High School Students ‘GEAR UP’ for College

  The College of Education played a significant part in UK’s first GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy@UK, which took place June 22 through July 11. In partnership with the Council on Postsecondary Education and the UK Division of Undergraduate Education, this college and career readiness initiative brought nearly 85 high … Read More

UK Welcomes School Leaders in Next Gen Academy

  The UK College of Education is welcoming the fourth cohort of Kentucky school leaders into its Next Generation Leadership Academy. This program takes school leaders who know the system needs to change and helps them work through implementation of innovative plans. “This program gives us the core information about … Read More

Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies (link) prepares students to lead, live, and work in an interconnected and interdependent global community.  This new 18-credit undergraduate certificate program is currently accepting students for Fall 2014. (view flyer here) “There is no application process,” says faculty director Dr. Jayson Richardson. “Simply tell us you want to join. The … Read More

Full STEAM Ahead

Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean every student is taking a break from learning.  Many students from the Fayette County Public School’s (FCPS) STEAM Academy have participated in labs and even undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky to further enhance their already innovative educational experience. The … Read More

Impact on Kentucky Education

Students, faculty, administrators and staff in the University of Kentucky College of Education have been hard at work this summer, making progress on a number of programs and initiatives that are innovating P-12 learning, leadership and assessment in Kentucky schools. “The College of Education’s faculty, staff, students and collaborators feel as committed … Read More

KASA Deputy Director Recognized by UCEA

  The Excellence in Educational Leadership Award is an annual recognition for practicing school administrators who have made significant contributions to the improvement of administrator preparation. Each year, the University Council for Educational Administration Executive Committee invites member university faculties to select a distinguished school administrator who has an exemplary record of … Read More

Partnering with China

  In June, Dr. Sonja Feist-Price and Dr. Lee Ann Jung joined Kentucky teachers and administrators on a tour of three cities in China, sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute. The tour included visits to schools and cultural sites in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. The purpose of the tour was to … Read More

Math Professor Lives NASCAR Dream

  Last January, a sports writer contacted Dr. Molly Fisher – a College of Education faculty member – with questions about a NASCAR piece he was writing. That conversation resulted in the opportunity of a lifetime for Fisher, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM … Read More

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