Saturday, May 26, 2018

Nominations open for KAPT school transportation awards

Nominations are open for nine annual awards presented by the Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation (KAPT).

Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year nominations open

Nominations are being accepted for the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award, which honors a Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance.

Read Across America program offers grants to purchase diverse books

The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program offers grants to public schools serving economically disadvantaged students to purchase diverse books for public school libraries.

Nominate a biology teacher for outstanding teacher award

Nominations are open for the National Association of Biology Teachers’ (NABT) 2018 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Kentucky.

Fellowship offers government, history teachers funds for master’s degree

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers secondary-level teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution.

Grants tied to Appalachian Kentucky available

The Steele-Reese Foundation is accepting applications for grant proposals from organizations benefiting Appalachian Kentucky in the areas of elementary, secondary and early childhood education.

USED offers fellowship program for educators

Applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) 2018-19 School Ambassador Fellowship program. The program is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. The department is looking for outstanding teachers, principals, counselors, librarians and any other school-based professionals that interact daily with students and teachers.

KDE aiding the fight against human trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This rapidly growing crime impacts children in our state; however, because trafficking typically takes place on the fringes of society, many are unaware of its existence. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) now offers a human trafficking website with more information about this issue and how it affects our students and families.

Education Career Fair connects districts, potential teachers

The Education Career Fair, formerly known as the Kentucky Teacher Network Career Fair, will be March 27 in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

KDE forming Counselor Advisory Council

Applications are open for the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Counselor Advisory Council, a group of about 25 practicing counselor leaders that is being formed to provide the commissioner of education with direct input from counselors in Kentucky public schools.