Wednesday, August 4, 2021

KDE sharing links to rights of students, national motto legislation

Pursuant to KRS 158.186, before Sept. 15 of each year the commissioner of education must distribute copies of KRS 158.183, which details the “rights of students,” and KRS 158.195, which requires each public elementary and secondary school to “display the national motto” of the United States.

2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinator’s Sept. 15 conference now online

The Kentucky Department of Education will be hosting the 2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinators’ Conference from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sept. 15. Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, this conference will be a virtual Teams Live meeting.

U.S. Census Bureau invites educators to join Statistics in Schools Ambassador Program

The U.S. Census Bureau is inviting K-12 educators to become an ambassador for its Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, a free education program with activities created by teachers, for teachers, that leverage census data to create engaging and easily downloadable classroom activities for students.
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Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Aug. 2.

Registration open for KAEE’s 2021 annual conference

Early bird registration is open for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education’s (KAEE’s) 45th annual conference. The virtual conference will take place Sept. 22-25, and will include online recorded sessions, virtual happy hours, in-person pre-conference outdoor meet-ups and environmental education information.

REL Appalachia hosts webinar on post-pandemic instruction strategies

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia is hosting a webinar on applying lessons learned from remote and hybrid instruction to post-pandemic contexts for K-12 educators and instructional coaches.

Morehead State University launches scholarship for Appalachian new teacher candidates

Morehead State University’s (MSU’s) Volgenau College of Education announced a new scholarship program, the Appalachian Future Educators (AFE) Scholars Program, for new teacher candidates from Appalachian counties.
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Paducah paraeducator named 2021 Educational Support Professional of the Year

Chiffon Winston, a paraeducator who teaches digital literacy to 1st- through 5th-graders at McNabb Elementary (Paducah Independent), has been awarded the 2021 Educational Support Professional of the Year Award presented by the Kentucky Education Association (KEA).

SESC announces new learning loss initiative

The Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative (SESC) announced a new initiative to address student learning loss that may have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two Fayette County school resource officers receive recognition for service

Two Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) school resource officers (SROs) have been selected by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) to receive awards for their exemplary service.