Friday, October 15, 2021
Announcements

Nominate students for first-generation college and CTE industry certification scholarships

Student nominations are now open for the Kentucky School Boards Association's (KSBA) 2022 First Degree Scholarship program.
Contests

Students invited to enter 2021-2022 radon poster, video contest

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is inviting students to participate in the 2012-2022 radon poster and video contest. The contest is designed to teach students about radon and how to reduce their risk of exposure, while also helping educate community members.
Announcements

Applications sought for the 2021 Clean Diesel Grant Program

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality is requesting proposals for the 2021 Kentucky Clean Diesel Grant Program. A total of $304,420 is available for projects to reduce diesel emissions in Kentucky's diesel school bus fleets.
Announcements

58 Kentucky schools selected for learning network to build capacity for family engagement

The  Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, through its Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools, has selected 58 Kentucky schools to participate in a peer learning group to increase family engagement as a primary strategy to improve student outcomes in learning.
Announcements

Kentucky School for the Blind offering virtual 5K to celebrate White Cane Safety Day...

The Kentucky School for the Blind invites students, parents, educators, and community members to participate in White Cane Safety Day on Oct. 15 with the Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Virtual 5K.
Graphic reading: RISE Award, Recognizing inspirational school employees, nomination deadline Oct. 15, 2021

Nominate outstanding education support staff for the 2021 RISE Award

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting nominations of outstanding educational support staff members for the national 2021 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award.
Contests

Enroll your school in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Elementary and middle schools can now enroll in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enrollment is open through Dec. 31 and cost $175 per school. Schools can choose to participate with in-person, online and hybrid options.
Graphic reading: KDE News, Kentucky Department of Education

Schools, districts recognized for best practices at Continuous Improvement Summit

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recognized seven schools and two school districts for best practices during the 2021 Continuous Improvement Summit on Sept. 23.
Resources

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and “It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide.”
Conferences

American Association for Employment in Education’s Annual Conference Set for Oct. 26-28

Are you involved in teacher preparation, recruitment and/or retention? Want to connect with representatives from universities, school systems, state departments of education and other organizations in a friendly atmosphere to tackle these challenging topics together? Consider attending the American Association for Employment in Education's Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Louisville on Oct. 26-28.