Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Schools in 30 counties dubbed Bright Spots for exceeding expectations

Forty-seven schools have been named Bright Spots in Kentucky Education, recognition for schools in which students performed better than expected on measures of educational achievement.

Schools asked to send holiday cards to the elderly

Kentucky students can send holiday cards to the elderly through Signature HealthCARE’s Holiday Card Drive.

Students can save Thanksgiving history with StoryCorps

KET can help high school students join in a national project, The Great Thanksgiving Listen. The project asks high school students to record an interview with an older family member during Thanksgiving weekend, using the free StoryCorps App.

Student video contest on financial literacy taking submissions

The Jump$tart Coalition, which promotes financial literacy for young people, is sponsoring a contest for students in grades 5 through 12. Participants are asked to make a video on the importance of saving money. The maker of the winning video will get $50.

Free STEM education program for middle school teachers

Middle school science teachers can apply for an all-expense-paid week of science education activities at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green.

Free webinars on Kentucky financial literacy lessons

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is offering teachers a half-dozen free webinars on Kentucky’s new financial literacy standards, held monthly through April 2021.

Hybrid program available at UofL for teachers who want to be principals

The University of Louisville has redesigned its Principal Preparation Program for hybrid learning and lowered the cost for spring 2021. Now UofL’s Advanced Educational Leader Program is seeking candidates statewide for its Executive Leadership Academy.

KET Young Writers Contest open for 2021

The 2021 KET Young Writers Contest will begin taking submissions Dec. 1, and will accept them until April 15.

Harlan County teachers write Spanish book for rural students

Two Harlan County High School teachers have written a Spanish I textbook that focuses on rural life, including specifics of Harlan County.

Dates set for Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

Dates have been announced for the 2021 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE).