Tuesday, February 20, 2018

KDE offering training on Algebra 2 EOC assessment

The Kentucky Department of Education will hold training sessions to provide an overview of the Algebra 2 end-of-course (EOC) assessment and to introduce the framework for the spring field test at three locations across Kentucky.

Kentucky Reading Project applications available

Applications are open for the 2018-19 Kentucky Reading Project (KRP), a yearlong, graduate-level course focused on research-based literacy instruction and sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) that has trained more than 3,800 teachers throughout the state since it began in 1999.

National Council of Teacher of Mathematics president-elect to visit Louisville

The Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GLTCM) will hold its winter meeting featuring National Council of Teachers of Mathematics President-Elect Robert Berry on Feb. 15 at Louisville Collegiate School.

High school students invited to create PSAs on opioid addiction awareness

High school students are invited to enter the Don’t Let Them Die‐Find Help Now KY Public Service Announcement Challenge, in which they can create public service announcements about opioid addiction awareness.

Art contest teaches high school students about legal system

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the legal system and justice while showing their creativity and competing for prizes. The contest, presented by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit or done just for fun.

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.

Jefferson teacher named KCEC Special Education Teacher of the Year

Marie Owens McNair, a special education teacher at Brooklawn School (Jefferson County), has been named the 2017 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KCEC).

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.