Friday, May 25, 2018
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Warren teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

Claire Bellar, a social studies teacher at Warren East High School (Warren County), has been selected as Kentucky’s 2018 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.

Kentucky Board of Education begins graduation requirements revamp

The Kentucky Board of Education kicked off its examination of the state’s graduation requirements at its regular meeting April 11 with a national overview of what other states are doing to ensure their high school graduates can successfully transition to careers and college.

Literacy is more than reading and writing

Traditionally, when we have used the word “literate,” we have referred to students who can read and write. Yes, these skills are essential, but students also need to be able to contextualize, analyze, inquire, see different perspectives and challenge assumptions.

What Statistics in Schools can do for teachers

Teachers looking for meaningful assignments that include statistics across a wide range of subjects can find all of that and more by using activities from the Statistics in Schools program.

Fayette County teacher incorporating Finnish ideas into her classroom

Fayette County's Kelly Bales describes how she tried to incorporate Finnish ideas about education into her social studies classroom.

Inquiring minds

Boyle County schools have expanded inquiry-based learning to multiple subjects and grade levels as part of a pilot project that educators hope will help students develop critical thinking skills.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program open to educators

Applications are being accepted for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program at the U.S. Department of Education (USED), which provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in short-term seminars abroad – mainly on topics in the social sciences, social studies and the humanities – for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.

KDE seeking comment on draft Bible Literacy Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed Bible Literacy Standards.