Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A sea lion swims through the water during the sea lion show at the Louisville Zoo. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 13, 2017

Louisville Zoo offers educational programs as part of field trips

The Louisville Zoo offers educational experiences that provide an opportunity for students to discover natural phenomena in an immersive learning environment.

2020-2021 FAFSA application period opens

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available for students and parents to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. The application process opened Oct. 1 for the form that federal and state governments, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid.

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary offers free field trips, travel grants

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary near Lexington offers free field trips for classes and transportation grants for Fayette County educators.

‘Student Bill of Rights,’ ‘In God We Trust’ legislation available on LRC website

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is required by law to inform district and school administrations as well as all classified staff of specific laws pertaining to the Kentucky "Student Bill of Rights" and the requirement that "In God We Trust" be placed in a prominent location in all Kentucky schools.

Standards implementation professional learning series announced

Each month this fall, the Kentucky Department of Education will produce two webcasts and one virtual workshop to provide information and professional learning about standards implementation.

State parks foundation offers grants for park visits

The Kentucky State Parks Foundation offers grants to schools to allow students to visit Kentucky State Parks through Inside Out Education.

Elliott bus driver’s daughter wins Buster Bynum Scholarship

Cierra Wagoner, a 2019 graduate of Elliott County High School, was named Kentucky’s recipient of the Buster Bynum Scholarship from the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference.

Revised social studies course standards documents available

The course standards documents for required social studies courses have been revised to include the newly adopted standards and are available on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Course Standards webpage.

Kentucky one of 22 states to meet Section 616 requirements

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has released its annual determinations under Section 616 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and has found that Kentucky meets the requirements and purposes of Part B.

Revised reading and writing, math standards documents available

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for reading and writing and mathematics have been adopted into law.