Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Announcements

KDE hosting Jan. 21 webcast on COVID guidance for school nurses, district health coordinators

The Kentucky Department of Education will host a webcast from 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 21 from 1-2 p.m. ET for school nurses, district health coordinators and any district staff working on COVID-19 response in schools. 
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Applications open for 2022 National STEM Scholar Program

Applications are now open for middle school science teachers wishing to apply for a spot in the 2022 class of the National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program providing advanced STEM training, national network building and “big idea” project support for the teachers of aspiring scientists nationwide.
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Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance offering free afterschool STEM education programs

The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) is taking steps to improve the quality of the future workforce in Kentucky for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and computer science careers by offering the online learning platform Learning Blade to afterschool and summer enrichment programs across Kentucky free of charge.
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Kentucky Science Center hosting Virtual Youth Science Summit on March 15

The Kentucky Science Center in Louisville is hosting its annual Youth Science Summit on March 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. ET. The virtual event is free and will be hosted on Zoom. The event is for youth ages 13-19; all interest and aptitude levels are welcome.
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Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs applications now being accepted for 2022 summer program

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program where Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, is taking applications for its summer 2022 program at for students currently in grades 9-11. The program will take place at Northern Kentucky University in two separate sessions: June 12-July 2 and July 10-30.
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KDE offering technical assistance session for L3 work

The Kentucky Department of Education will host a virtual technical assistance session open to vendors whose mission is to provide design, consulting and policy services to local education agencies (school districts) to assist them in making transformational change.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.