Good News articles celebrate the positive stories concerning the KCM community. Below you will find KCM's Good News articles organized chronologically. To search by subject, use the site search provided at the top of this page.
Meet the KCM Faculty Associates
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics is proud to partner with these outstanding leaders in
mathematics education, representing 4 different Kentucky Universities, who enrich and inspire
Kentucky teachers through their expertise, passion, and love of mathematics and mathematics
Back in Person-and Better Than Ever! The KCM 2023 Conference
This past March 6th-7th, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington,
Kentucky, the KCM hosted it's 15th annual math teacher conference. The
KCM conference is an event dedicated to professional learning among
educators working to improve mathematics achievement, where
educators engage in activities, breakout sessions and conversations to
advance their understanding of the learning and teaching of
mathematics. This year our conference theme was "Empower: Building
United Mathematical Communities". Kentucky educators are so resilient,
and with this conference theme, our goal was to place those educators in
a venue with powerful mathematical minds from across the nation to
learn and collaborate with, thereby building united mathematical
communities and empowering all!
The arrival of a new year brings
refreshed ambitions and recharged
drives as the KCM moves full speed
ahead into spreading math goodness
throughout 2023. One main focus for 2023 will be increased district
collaboration and support.
On October 7th, KCM stakeholders gathered in Covington to reflect, collaborate and create new and exciting ways to launch KCM into the future of math education.
Read Published November 2022
Committed to Coaching
Celebrating the successes of phase one, and the launch of phase two with the Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF).
Read Published September 2022
Moving to Micro-Credential Badging
High school micro-credential Algebra 1 pilot is changing how students learn and earn grades.
Read Published July 2022
KCM Virtual Conference Reaches Teachers across the Globe
The annual KCM conference adjusted to the times by going virtual this year.
The conference, entitles “Imagine: Building New Realities through Collaboration,”
was held March 7-9, 2021, with 1,045 registered attendees from all across the US,
as well as eight other countries.
Read Published March 2021
KCM Collaborates to Launch Math Fact Fluency Site
Collaboration has been on the horizon at the KCM as
Executive Director Kelly DeLong leads the center in creation
of a companion website for the book Math Fact Fluency,
under the direction of co-author Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams.
With the full support of ASCD (Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development) and NCTM
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), KCM created
this companion web site...
Read Published November 2020
KCM Launches Mathematics Teacher Leadership Academy
July marks new beginnings at the KCM as KyMTL, Kentucky Mathematics Teacher Leaders, was officially launched.
This mathematics teacher leadership academy will feature year-long professional development for select classroom teachers...
Read Published July 2020
KCM Releases Multi-Series Virtual PD Courses
The KCM is hard at work to ensure Kentucky teachers have access to innovative professional development from home.
Through the newly launched KCM Virtual site, mathematics teachers from all grade levels will have access to live zoom meetings, video records and corresponding materials...
Read Published April 2020
Pike County School Sees Amazing Intervention Results
Mullins Elementary saw an astonishing 30 of 50 first through
third grade students exit the intervention program based on meeting
or exceeding their MAP diagnostic scores.
Read Published January 2020
KCM to Be Part of Major NSF Grant
KCM was named a partner on a recent National Science
Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to the University of Kentucky College of Education.
Read Published October 2019
Julie Adams, KCM RC, Receives KCTM Award
KCM's own Regional Consultant Julie Adams was recently named the 2019
recipient of the Ann S. Booth MESA award by the Kentucky Council of Teachers
of Mathematics (KCTM)!
Read Published September 2019
KCM Welcomes New Executive Director
July brought sunny new changes to the KCM, as the center
welcomed new Executive Director, Kelly DeLong!
Read Published August 2019
KCM Impacts Pre_Service Teachers
A recent NKU Alumni Spotlight article has illuminated
KCM's impact on elementary pre-service math teachers! KCM
Faculty Associate, Funda Gonulates, was recognized for her
work as a professor of the Teacher Education Department's
"Teaching Elementary Mathematics" course, which was
revealed to be a favorite by NKU alumni. Read Published June 2019
KCM Initiatives Support New Kentucky Academic Standards
The KCM is very excited to announce a series of new
summer institutes with supporting online modules to help
teachers effectively transition to the Kentucky Academic
Standards for Mathematics (KAS-M). Collaborating with
Northern Kentucky University and the Kentucky
Department of Education (KDE), KCM has designed these
courses to highlight the mathematical connections within
and across grade levels. Read Published May 2019
MAF Classroom Teacher Sees Outstanding KPREP Results
Jonathan Lawson, a Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) classroom teacher participating in KCM professional
learning, from Whitley County East Elementary, celebrated a huge accomplishment this year- 100% of his 2017-18 fourth
graders scored proficient or distinguished on the 2018 KPREP assessment in mathematics!
Read Published April 2019
11th Annual KCM Conference Was a Success
Over 500 math educators from across the commonwealth came together March 11th and 12th, 2019 for the eleventh annual KCM conference, titled Connect: Fostering
Mathematical Minds and Communities. Read Published March 2019
Cassie Allchorne to Present at the National NCTM Conference
KCM is very excited to announce that one of our community's most dedicated teachers,
Cassie Allchorne, will be presenting her project on developing students' understanding of
place value at the upcoming National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference!
Selection is a highly competitive process and participation in the conference is a mark of
excellence. Read Published October 2018
Grant County Educator Wins Prestigious Presidential Award
Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) Master Coach Shannon Brickler is the 2017 recipient of the esteemed PAEMST (Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching). Shannon has been very active in KCM professional learning programs over the past five years, taking part in EERTI (Enacting Effective Response to Intervention), annual conferences, Content Coaching and co-leading the Master Coaching program. Read Published July 2018
KCM Community Steps Up with Statewide Support
For the first time since its inception in 2006, this year’s legislative session saw
funding for the KCM in question. While certainly challenging, the outpouring of support
from math education stakeholders across the Commonwealth and the receptiveness of policymakers
to KCM’s message were quite uplifting. Read Published May 2018
2016 Annual Report Reveals a Record-Breaking Year for KCM
The 2016 KCM (Kentucky Center for Mathematics) Annual Report, released this month, highlights that fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) proved to be outstanding and record-breaking for the KCM community! Read Published January 2017
Teaching Mathematics Intentionally: The 2017 KCM Conference
The KCM (Kentucky Center for Mathematics) hosted its ninth annual conference on March 6 & 7, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme of the conference, “Intentionality: Making Math Meaningful,” encouraged attendees to interact with passionate and knowledgeable colleagues while also exploring tools and strategies for intentional mathematics teaching and learning. Read Published March 2017
Ludlow High School Embraces Algebra I Lesson Study PLE
The KCM (Kentucky Center for Mathematics) is excited to announce a recent, groundbreaking PLE (professional learning experience) targeting the ninth grade Algebra I classroom! Read Published October 2016
A quick Google search relates “Fields” to land that is ready for growth.
Stephanie Fields, Goal Clarity Coach at Noe Middle School in Jefferson County, has a story (and a last name!) that is full of just that—exciting growth that she has embraced to the fullest. Read Published May 2016
Record Number of Educators Respond to "Call to Action!"
The KCM hosted its eighth annual conference on March 7 & 8, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme of the conference, "Call to Action!", emboldened attendees to passionately engage with the mathematics education community in an effort to work together in ensuring the success of all students. Read Published March 2016
Get SMART! How a Collaborative Institute Brought Math & Literature Together
What do math, literacy, and Kentucky universities have in common? They're all SMART! Read Published February 2016
Outstanding Teacher Leader: Chrystal Rowland
Meet KCM Community Member Chrystal Rowland—Author, Mathematics Intervention Teacher Leader, Master Coach, and state leader. Read Published January 2016
Middle School Mathematics: Allison Colvin Renews the Spark!
Allison Colvin, 6th grade math teacher at Campbell County Middle School in Northern Kentucky, is feeling refreshed—and not just because summer break is almost here! Read Published May 2015
The 2015 KCM Conference "Engage!"
The KCM hosted its seventh annual conference on March 9 and 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. Read all about what a memorable “Engage!”ment it was! Read Published April 2015
According to Ms. Keene, "The math coaching training I have received through KCM has been unquestionably the most informative training I have ever been a part of." Read Published January 2014
The PAEMST Goes to an MIT— For a Third Consecutive Time!
Suzanne Farmer, MIT (Mathematics Intervention Teacher) at Toliver Elementary in Danville, Kentucky is the 2014 recipient of the PAEMST (President Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching) for grades K-6. Read Published May 2014
MarRTI Plus...is a Plus!
One year after the launch of the Mathematics Response to Intervention (MaRTI) Plus program, it has become clear that something truly special is happening in mathematics classrooms across Kentucky! Read Published July 2014
Seven KCM MITs Receive the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education
On September 29, 2014, NKU President Geoff Mearns issued the "NKU Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education" to seven KCM MITs for their leadership in "blazing a trail" for the continued improvement of Kentucky students' mathematical success. Read about these wonderful educators and the impact they're making on their schools by following the links below.
How Jennifer Martin, MIT at Madison Kindergarten Academy, is taking the world of mathematics teaching and learning by storm! Read Published December 2014
Murray Elementary School is Distinguished –again!
Mathematics Intervention Teacher Beth Wood shares her thoughts about the importance of early numeracy development and MES’ outstanding achievements. Read Published November 2013
Towards Meaning-Driven Math Fluency
With all of the emphasis on mathematics these days, there is much discussion centered on how to help students become successful learners in this area. One of the primary terms that teachers use to describe this goal is mathematical fluency. Read Published October 2013
National Spotlight Shines on KCM Faculty Associate
Please enjoy this good news article regarding national recognition obtained by KCM Faculty Associate, Dr. Jonathan Thomas. Read Published August 29, 2013
Introducing Dr. Daniel McGee, the new Executive Director of the KCM
Please enjoy this good news article welcoming the new KCM Executive Director, Dr. Daniel McGee. Dr. McGee is an applied mathematician with a profound interest in modeling and improving mathematics education. Read Published July 30, 2013
Making Middle School Math Accessible
The KCM has partnered with EDC (Education Development Center, Inc.), a global non-profit organization with funding from the National Science Foundation, to offer a professional development course specifically for middle grades mathematics and special education teachers. Read Published June 1, 2013
Expanding the Circle of Successful Mathematics Intervention
Passionate MITs, supported by the KCM, are spreading the wealth through 25 EERTI (Enacting Effective Response to Intervention) Math Circles. Read Published May 7, 2013
Kentucky Educators Reason about Improving Readiness
The KCM hosted its fifth annual conference with the theme "Reasoning for Readiness", based on one of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Read Published March 22, 2013
Is It Too Late for Fifth Graders to Acquire Numeracy Foundations?
"Not so", say teachers at Lawler Elementary, Grayson County. Read Published February 1, 2013
Enhancing Early Math Skills to Achieve Long Term Success
Because early mathematics instruction is absolutely critical to Kentucky’s future, the KCM has partnered with the Erikson Institute to provide high quality professional development for Kentucky preschool teachers. Read Published October 28, 2012
Improving Mathematics Achievement among Next Generation Learners
2011-2012 highlights of the KCM’s statewide work in making significant strides to improve the mathematical proficiency of all Kentuckians. Read Published October 8, 2012
Rekenreks to the Rescue
The mathematics intervention teacher in Estill County provides leadership for a project that is getting kindergarten students off to the right start in developing strong numeracy skills. Read Published July 9, 2012
New Ways of Thinking about Math
“New ways of thinking about math” have enhanced teacher knowledge in mathematics assessment and instruction, leading to increasing student achievement. Read Published June 18, 2012
The Madison County Add+Vantage
Mathematics Intervention Teacher Leaders in Madison County are receiving attention for leading PD that is transforming how elementary teachers teach math. Read Published May 16, 2012
Mathematics Intervention Teachers Just Have to Share
A Spencer County Mathematics Intervention Teacher with astonishing student data speaks out: MITs "just have to share" [their experience and knowledge for developing numeracy]! Read Published May 18, 2012
Early Mathematics Intervention is Making a Difference
Kindergarten students who receive intervention from a KCM trained Mathematics Intervention Teacher have made outstanding improvements that are, on average, greater than the typical growth a Kindergarten student would make in one year. Read Published April 12, 2012
KCM Conference Participants Improving Mathemcatical Practice
Participants at the 2012 KCM Conference were able to share and expand their knowledge and understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Read Published April 20, 2012
KCM Programs in National Spotlight
The KCM's collaborative efforts to meet the needs of students at all levels is receiving national attention. Read Published February 21, 2012
Kentucky's Mathematics Achievement Fund Supports Students, Families, and Teachers
Under the leadership of Mathematics Intervention Teacher Traci Brown, Mercer County Elementary School is engaging in Family Math events to support students, families, and teachers. Read Published February 13, 2012
Kentucky Mathematics Teacher Receives National Recognition
Charles Rutledge, previous Mathematics Intervention Teacher and current mathematics consultant with the Kentucky Department of Education, has been nationally recognized... Read Published February 2, 2012
The KCM Investment Spreads Across the State
Armed with knowledge, teachers has whole new outlook on math. Read Published January 19, 2012
2011 National Blue Ribbon School
In 2011, 97.5% of students earned proficient or distinguished scores on the mathematics portion of the Kentucky Core Content Test. Read Published October 25, 2011
Good News from Munfordville Elementary, Hart County
Stan Wood, a pioneer MIT at Mundfordville Elementary in Hart County discusses the amazing gains in students’ mathematics scores on the school’s Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT). Read Published October 10, 2011
Good News from A.B. Combs Elementary, Perry County
A. B. Combs Elementary is experiencing outstanding gains in mathematics achievement, according to the latest Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) mathematics results. Read Published June 6, 2011
Lacy Elementary School Receives National Recognition
Honorees of the 2010 National Title I Distinguished School award are selected for innovation in achieving high educational standards. Read Published May 6, 2011
Highlights from the 2011 KCM Conference
"Transforming Mathematics Education: Preparing Next Generation Learners for College and Career Pathways." Read Published March 18, 2011
Reflections on the KCM Coaching Program
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics’ Coaching Program (2006-2010) trained 125 coaches who worked with mathematics teachers across Kentucky to assist them in developing and adopting instructional meth-ods for improving student learning of mathematics. Read Published January 18, 2011
Mathematics Achievement Intervention Teacher Leaders are Contributing to Great Gains
Schools with a Mathematics Intervention Teacher (MIT) trained and supported by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics are see-ing great success on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT). Read Published December 20, 2010
Coach Adds Depth to Math
Courier Journal article on math coach Missy Cox's efforts at La Grange Elemntary School in Oldham County. Read Published December 15, 2010
Congratulations Mathematics Education Service and Achievement Award Winners!
Three of the 2010 MESA Award winners have worked with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics and were nominated by members of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Read Published November 4, 2010
Good News from Sutton Elementary, Owensboro Public Schools
98.27% of Sutton Elementary students scored proficient or distinguished on the 2010 Kentucky Core Content Mathematics Test!!! Read Published October 20, 2010
The KCM and NKU Focus on STEM
SOAR awards 19 renewable scholarships to incoming freshman who declare STEM major at NKU. Read Published October 6, 2010
Strengthening Students’ Mathematical Foundations
Albany Elementary MIT Tonda Thompson is excited about the positive effects of leading other primary grades teachers at her school to conduct diagnostic interviews and to design numeracy development instruction according to student need. Read Published September 20, 2010
Kentucky Innovation in Elementary Teacher Preparation
Seven Kentucky universities and the Kentucky Center for Mathematics partner to design an innovative approach to elementary mathematics teaching methods. Read Published September 7, 2010
Anderson County Early Childhood Center Goes from 9th Percentile to 80th Percentile in One Year!!!
Mathematics Intervention Teacher Suzanne Farmer discusses Anderson County Early Childhood Center's tremendous growth in students’ mathematics achievement. Read Published August 3, 2010
Kentucky's Primary Grades Mathematics Achievement Intervention Program
Analysis of longitudinal Terra Nova scores reveal that students who received intervention in kindergarten... Read Published August 19, 2010
Delving into Differentiation
Belle Rush, MIT at Chandlers Elementary in Logan County created “Delving into Differentiation,” a professional development program to identify student need and provide targeted instruction for developing early numeracy. Read Published July 15, 2010
Facilitating Teacher Growth for Student Success
KCM services includes training and supporting mathematics intervention teachers, coaches, and adult educators... Read Published May 19, 2010
KCM Coaches Share Their Expertise at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
Ten KCM coaches were among the presenters at this year’s KCTM Conference, which was held at Bourbon County High School in Paris, Kentucky. Read Published May 19, 2010
Paris Elementary Students Make Astonishing Gains
The students at Paris Elementary in Bourbon County Percent who scored proficient or distinguished on the Kentucky Core Content Test has gone from 38.36% in 2007 to 77.09% in 2009. Read Published May 19, 2010
Math Club Has Big Impact at Toliver Elementary, Danville Independent Schools
“They enjoy math now, and it’s neat to see them thinking of math as both fun and challenging,” says teacher Julie Roney about her students that attend Math Club. Read Published May 19, 2010
Mathematics Achievement Fund Recipients Give Back
Kentucky’s force of highly-trained mathematics intervention teachers (MITs) are creating an Intervention Guide and preparing to train and provide ongoing support for classroom teachers. Read Published April 8, 2010
Booklet on the importance of achievement in mathematics to students success in school and career. Read Published January 27, 2010
Kris Jarboe Wins National Award
Commissioner Holliday presented Kris Jarboe, Elkhorm Elementary MIT, with a plaque and congratulated her for the esteemed distinction ofreceiving the US President's Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Read Published December 22, 2009
Good News from West-Central Kentucky
The students in my school have shown tremendous growth within the classroom and on standardized tests. Read Published October, 2009
Good News from Central Kentucky
The intervention program has been the best program not only for the students that need additional help, but for the teachers as well. Read Published October, 2009
Good News from KCM Intervention
Mathematics intervention teachers from around Kentucky report in with their good news. Read Published June 8, 2009
Many KCM coaches have been recognized for their teaching expertise, leadership, and impact of their coaching work. Read Published June 2, 2009