Kentucky's Education Partners

Published: 12/19/2013 11:05 AM
Kentucky has a host of partners who support our education system. This page provides links to many of those organizations.
 
ACT
The American College Testing Program.
 
Association for Childhood Education International
ACEI is an organization of teachers, parents, and other adults interested in promoting best educational practices for children from infancy through early adolescence.
 
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development: Early Childhood through Adulthood (CCLD) is a partnership among each of the eight state universities and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Department of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), and others interested in literacy development.
 
Collaborative for Teaching & Learning
The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping schools and other organizations meet the needs of all learners-children and adults.
 
Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership
The Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, sponsored by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, brings together parents and others, giving them training, information, and experiences to enable them to work with teachers and other parents to raise student achievement in their home communities.
 
Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states, the US extra-state jurisdiction, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity.  In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre K-12 students throughout the nation.
 
East Kentucky Science Center
The East Kentucky Science Center is a private, non-profit education organization devoted to providing science learning opportunities to students, teachers, and the East Kentucky community.
 
Economics America of Kentucky
The Kentucky Council on Economic Education (KCEE), with headquarters in Louisville, is a 27 year old statewide, not for profit organization that includes nine university-based Centers for Economic Education which deliver economic education training opportunities for teachers and other constituents who teach young people.
 
Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Check out the latest issue of our bimonthly bulletin, which reviews new policy initiatives in California, Maryland, New York, Ohio and Utah.  
 
Education Listservs
Click here to quickly and easily sign up for a discussion list (listserv) about Kentucky education.
 
Family Resource & Youth Services Centers (FRYSC)
These school based Centers  work to enhance students' abilities to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote: early learning and successful transition into school, academic achievement and well-being and graduation and transition into adult life. Each Center has a unique blend of program components depending on location, available resources, local need and community input. The goal of the FRYSCs is to meet the needs of all children and their families who reside in the community or neighborhood served by the school in which the center is located.
 
Kentucky's source for post-secondary education information, where students can access online applications, explore campuses, take virtual campus tours, explore financial aid options and much more.
 
GED
The General Educational Development Tests program is administered by the Cabinet for Workforce Development. 
 
IDEA Practices web site
Resources to assist educators implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA '97).
 
International Bluegrass Music Museum
The MISSION of the International Bluegrass Music Museum is to develop and maintain an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience. The museum offers opportunities to see, touch, hear and explore our rich bluegrass music heritage.
 
Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC)
Sponsor of the Governor's Cup Competition and other academic events.
 
Kentucky Association for Gifted Education
The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in being advocates for appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky. 
 
Kentucky Association of School Administrators
KASA, founded in 1969, is the unified professional organization for more than 2,500 educational leaders across Kentucky.  KASA's mission is to draw upon the strength of school leaders' diversity to best serve the needs of Kentucky's children and school administrators by continuous improvement of education through professional development of strong leaders, advocacy for the welfare of children, and effective participation in shaping education policy.  
 
Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC)
The Kentucky Association of School Councils is a non-profit membership organization formed in 1992 to help school councils make decisions that ensure student achievement at higher levels by educating, supporting, and providing services to the parents, teachers, and principals of member schools.
 
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID)
KYCID is a positive, proactive and instructional approach to school-wide behavior support.
 
Kentucky Center for School Safety
Kentucky has taken a major step to address the issue of school safety. With the passage of House Bill 330 in the 1998 General Assembly, an opportunity was established to create safe, secure learning environments where all children can successfully achieve.  
 
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Kentucky Center for the Arts works in partnership with KDE to provide professional development for teachers through Arts Academies held across the state in June of each year.
 
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to kychamber.com, the official Web site of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce! We are pleased to introduce our newly designed Web site, which has been enhanced to make it easy for you to find the latest news on member services and legislative issues affecting Kentucky's business community.
 
The Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organizations, Inc. (KCSVO) was established in 1992 to enhance student academic achievement within the Commonwealth of Kentucky by fostering school volunteerism.
 
KYCEC works to promote the welfare and education of exceptional children, the handicapped and the gifted.  We are affiliated with the international organization of the Council for Exceptional Children. We serve as a medium in the Commonwealth of Kentucky so that interested individuals may better understand the problems of exceptionality; work to improve the facilities for and education of exceptional children; and stimulate interest, study and research relative to all problems pertinent to the education and welfare of exceptional children.
 
Kentucky Council on Economic Education
The Kentucky Council on Economic Education is your source for economic education curricula, personal finance programs, interdisciplinary classroom materials and teacher training.
 
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Click here for information about, and links to, Kentucky's colleges and universities.
 
Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts is a non-profit, service organization for Kentucky English and Language Arts teachers of all levels (Kindergarten-Graduate School).
 
Kentucky Education Association
KEA is a voluntary membership organization for school employees, the vast majority of whom are public school teachers. KEA has members among school administrators, Workforce Development Cabinet teachers, college students preparing to become teachers, and retired educators.
 
Kentucky Education Cooperatives
Kentucky has a host of educational cooperatives that provide assistance and expertise for the benefit of their member school districts. The cooperatives provide comprehensive educational services and programs that support the member districts and their schools in their school improvement efforts. Member districts also work through the cooperatives to maximize their purchasing power, thereby improving their fiscal efficiency.
 
Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children
The Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC) is committed to the belief that all children can learn and have a right to quality education. KECSAC protects and assures this right by accessing resources and providing support to programs that educate State Agency Children.
 
Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
Kentucky Educational Television signed on the air in September 1968 as Kentucky's statewide public broadcasting network. Today, KET is the largest PBS member network in America. Our 16 transmitters and four translators deliver both the PBS national schedule and our own wide range of local arts, cultural, documentary, and public affairs productions to viewers throughout Kentucky and in parts of seven surrounding states.
 
Kentucky Geographic Alliance
The mission of the Kentucky Geographic Alliance is to establish a network of all those interested in geographic education and to serve as a conduit through which ideas, concepts, information, and materials can be disseminated throughout the Commonwealth.
 
Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program
The Governor's Scholars Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the popular program provides academic and personal growth in a challenging, non-traditional experience that balances a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.  
 
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students' access to higher education. To that end, KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.  
 
Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Welcome to the Home Page of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
 
The Ohio Valley Educational Foundation, in partnership with school districts in Kentucky, established a statewide Parent Information and Resource Center (KYPIRC) Program. The goal of KYPIRC is to provide research-based curriculum materials and a training program for Kentucky collaborative partners and parent involvement leaders.
 
Kentucky Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
PTA began in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers, a group of mothers concerned with the education, health, and safety of children and youth. . .the same concerns the PTA has 100 years later. The oldest PTA in Kentucky is Phyllis Wheatley Elementary, organized in 1899. PTA is the largest volunteer organization in the United States with one purpose--to serve children, their families, and their school communities. There are six million PTA members in the nation and over 150,000 PTA members in Kentucky.  
 
Kentucky Reading Association
The Kentucky Reading Association is a professional organization of educators and individuals actively engaged in the development of literacy throughout the Commonwealth. We are committed to encouraging lifelong reading for pleasure and learning, providing information related to literacy, increasing opportunities for professional growth, and promoting research-based instructional practices.  
 
Kentucky School Boards Association
The Kentucky School Boards Association provides advocacy, consultation, information, professional development and district support services for local school board members as well as district and school staff.  Established in 1936, KSBA is a private, nonprofit service organization composed of almost 900 members of local boards of education. As such, KSBA is the largest organization of elected officials in Kentucky.  
 
Kentucky School Media Association
The Kentucky School Media Association is the professional organization of all Kentucky School Library Media Specialists, a state affiliate of the Kentucky Library Association and a national affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians
 
Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA)
As the authority and voice for school public relations in the Commonwealth, KYSPRA will  meet the professional development needs of its members and  advocate the employment of public relations practitioners in all Kentucky school districts.  
 
Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System
Established by law in 1938, KTRS legally known as "Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Kentucky" became operational on July 1, 1940. KTRS is classified as an "actuarial reserve, joint-contributory" system, meaning that contributions of the members and employers and the earnings from KTRS investments are placed in reserve to pay for the System's annuity obligation.    
 
Kentucky Virtual Library
Preparing students, faculty and staff of Kentucky's educational institutions and the citizens of the Commonwealth to be full participants in today's information-based global economy and in the life-long learning process by providing services to develop information literacy.  
 
Kentucky Virtual University
Kentucky Virtual University (KYVU), the state's official virtual campus, opened its doors to students in the fall of 1999. Since that time, KYVU has offered one-stop access to affordable college credit courses and professional development programs offered online from colleges, universities and other institutions.
 
Kentucky World Language Association
The Kentucky World Language Association is a network of individuals who support, promote and advocate the teaching and learning of a variety of world languages and cultures, a clearinghouse for data, information and research relevant to effective programs and practices in the learning and teaching of world languages and cultures, and a provider of professional development for P-16+ teachers of world languages and cultures.  The KWLA annual conference takes place in the fall of each year.
 
The Western Kentucky University Libraries' site designed to provide useful information to parents of KERA-educated students; to students (and others) performing research on KERA; and, generally, to anyone interested in education reform in Kentucky and elsewhere. 
 
Louisville Science Center
The Louisville Science Center features 40,000 square feet of hands-on learning. Enjoy over 120 interactive exhibits, and see the latest IMAX® films in a four-story IMAX Theatre. Visit exhibits, such as The World Around Us, featuring natural and earth sciences; The World Within Us, exploring life sciences; The World We Create, celebrating creative thinking; and KidZone, a special area for children ages 7 and younger.
 
National Assessment of Educational Progress
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.  
 
National Association of State Boards of Education
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is a non-profit association that represents state and territorial boards of education. Our principal objectives include strengthening state leadership in educational policymaking; promoting excellence in the education of all students; advocating equality of access to educational opportunity; and assuring continued citizen support for public education.
 
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
At NCPIE, our mission is simple: to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.
 
National PTA
National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.
 
Newspapers in Education Program
The Lexington Herald-Leader's NIE, Newspaper in Education program seeks to help students become lifelong readers through classroom presentations, teacher workshops and in-paper features. 
 
The US Department of Education's list of links to other SEAs  
 
Partnership for Successful Schools
The Partnership set out in 1991 to make the dream of education improvement in Kentucky a reality through the successful implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). That task having been accomplished, now the Partnership is an organization of Kentucky business leaders dedicated to the continuous improvement of Kentucky schools.
 
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
At the center of Kentucky’s efforts to revitalize, support and maintain public education have been the citizens who make up the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. With ongoing initiatives like the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, Strong Start Kentucky and ReadyKentucky, the Prichard Committee is truly a citizen-directed and Kentucky-focused partner.
 
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits about half of the public elementary and secondary schools in Kentucky.
 
The Teacher Center
The Southern Regional Education Board has assembled resources to help meet your unique needs in the SREB-State Teacher Center. From searching for a program or course to understanding highly qualified standards in your SREB state, preparing for a test, or finding a job, we are your one-stop shop.
 
U.S. Department of Education
Here you will find information on initiatives, laws, speeches, and other efforts to pursue the mission of the Department (ED) and to make the President's education plan, No Child Left Behind, a reality. That mission, that plan, the President's & Secretary's priorities, and the policies you'll find on these pages guide our work - the programs we administer, the reports we publish, and services we deliver. You may also want to see the ED budget and ED strategic plan.
 
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