Sunday, September 27, 2020

Information, applications coming soon for Governor’s School for the Arts

Applications will open soon for the summer 2021 session of the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and the first virtual information session on how to apply will be at 4:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.

T-shirt contest can bring prizes for student, class while feeding the hungry

A T-shirt design contest for children ages 12 and under can help fight hunger, as every entry will trigger a $20 donation from the Spartan Kids Foundation to contest sponsor Blessings in a Backpack.

TVA offers STEM grants  in some Kentucky counties

Schools in 19 southwestern Kentucky counties are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Applications for the TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program are open until Oct. 16.

Virtual sessions, registration coming for young entrepreneurs event

Students can start applying Nov. 16 for the 2021 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE). The summer event is open to current Kentucky students in grades 9-11.

Teach healthy habits during Safe Schools Week

“Healthy Habits, Shield Our Schools!” is the theme for this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week, Oct. 18-24.

Kentucky Historical Society offers online programs for students, teachers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has launched several virtual education aids for K-12 students, the result of surveying about 200 Kentucky teachers over the summer.

Kentucky schools win national awards

Forty-four Kentucky schools are among those recognized nationwide as 2020 America’s Healthiest Schools.

More KET curriculum help and teacher training

More resources for teachers are available from KET Education to help teachers handle the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.

National Board offering free webinars on virtual teaching, certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is offering five free online professional development seminars. The topics are attuned to the era of COVID-19, covering subjects such as teaching literacy and special education virtually, and how to pursue NBPTS certification.

Student volunteer awards available from Prudential

Applications are open for the 26th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for “exemplary young volunteers.”