Saturday, September 26, 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.

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.

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.

WKU offers graduate discount for teachers

Kentucky teachers can take graduate courses at a discount from Western Kentucky University throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

KDE shares 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.

2020 virtual service academy information fair set for September

Students may find out more about the U.S. service academies during the 2020 Virtual Fall Service Academy Information Fair, scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Sept. 22.

4-Reading Out Loud connects children with diverse children’s books

Fayette County Public Schools is launching 4-Reading Out Loud, a new literacy initiative spotlighting African-American authors who write books with children of color as the main character.
Helping to distribute the boxes recently were Miss Kentucky Alex Francke, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Department of Education Division Director Lauren Moore.

Jefferson County Schools adding fresh produce to summer meals

Locally grown corn, squash, carrots and apples will be on the dinner menu for families visiting Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) feeding sites this summer. JCPS will be providing boxes filled with 11 pounds of fresh produce at more than 40 feeding sites from until July 31.