A “Renaissance” of Promising Practices in EKY Schools

It may not be well known outside the schoolroom, but the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and 17 eastern Kentucky school districts are employing some of the most innovative and technologically advanced teaching approaches to give students in this rural region the skills they need to succeed in the global economy. In this WMMT report, KVEC Executive Director Jeff Hawkins describes a small portion of the activities underway as part of the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative, a collaboration supported by a prestigious “Race to the Top” grant from the U.S.Department of Education, and Letcher County teacher Myrtle Boggs talks about the positive impact that Project Based Learning, or “learning by doing,” is having with her students.