Thursday, September 21, 2017

National Science Bowl registration set to open

Registration is opening soon for 2018 regional competition in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl, a nationwide system of knowledge tournaments in critical areas of STEM.

Kentucky Reading Association Conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Reading Association (KRA) Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Science award program encourages exploration in cancer research

High school students who are interested in cancer research may apply for the Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to empower them to become the next generation of cancer researchers.
Teachers listen to Lauren Gallicchio, KDE's social studies consultant, speak during the Kentucky Civics Symposium. KDE conducted several symposiums across the state, which provided support for teachers in creating hands-on lessons for students. Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 25, 2017

KDE working on new tests, classes and standards revision

It was a busy summer for social studies staff at the Kentucky Department of Education, with civics symposiums and planning for new classes, a new civics test and new standards.

Annual library conference to be held in Louisville

School librarians will have an opportunity to learn alongside other library colleagues at the annual Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians fall conference.

Kentucky Junior Historical Society: Discovering history close to home

The Kentucky Junior Historical Society, as a program of the Kentucky Historical Society, has been serving Kentucky’s students and teachers since the 1960s.

Mammoth Cave hosting climate change workshop

Mammoth Cave National Park, Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky University Partnership in Environmental Education (KUPEE) will offer a climate change workshop for middle school and high school teachers Oct. 28 at Mammoth Cave.

YoungArts accepting applications for its national arts competition

YoungArts is now accepting applications for its 2017 national arts competition, which offers students up to $10,000 in cash awards, mentorship and professional support, and opportunities to take master classes taught by accomplished artists.

Students invited to see Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ in Murray

The Murray Shakespeare Festival will host two daytime performances of “Macbeth” for students March 7-8 at Murray State University’s Lovett Auditorium.

KEEC hosting water quality workshop at Red River Gorge

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) will hold a water quality and conservation workshop Sept. 13 at the Gladie Visitor Center at Red River Gorge near Pine Ridge.