Saturday, July 4, 2020
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.

Women Ambassadors Forum offers online summer coding course

The Women Ambassadors Forum (WAF) is hosting a five-week online summer coding course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning how to code.

Kentucky State Police to hold virtual summer camp

Registration is now open for the Kentucky State Police’s (KSP) free virtual summer camp hosted from Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake. Virtual campers will earn a certificate and camp patch for completion of the program that begins on June 30 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday through July 30.

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

Three Schools Win $100K DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center

The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! Campaign has named Stuart Academy/Frost Sixth-Grade Academy (Jefferson County), Hiseville Elementary School (Barren County) and Wurtland Middle School (Greenup County) as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.

Nominations sought for KDE commissioner of education

The Kentucky Board of Education – with the assistance of Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. – is searching for nominations for the next commissioner of education.

Kentucky Historical Society to offer camps, other summer experiences virtually

The Kentucky Historical Society is taking its summer programs online with virtual tours, camps and live lectures.

NBCTs seeking renewal in 2020 must submit information to EPSB

The Education Professional Standards Board requires two submissions from Kentucky National Board-certified teachers who are going through the renewal process for 2020 that has been altered by the COVID-19 emergency.

Morehead State to offer discounted graduate tuition for educators

Morehead State University (MSU) will offer discounted graduate tuition for educators enrolled in courses within its College of Education beginning with the summer 2020 term.

EdWeek report examines social-emotional learning during closure period

Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.