Thursday, October 17, 2019
Announcements

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.
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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.
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Nominations open for annual environmental education awards

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Environmental Education Awards.
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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.
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18 teachers receive scholarships for AP Summer Institutes

Eighteen Kentucky teachers have been awarded scholarships to one of four College Board Advanced Placement Summer Institutes. The scholarships totaling $18,200 cover the cost of tuition and, in some cases, expenses for the weeklong professional development programs.
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National Geographic Society offers grants for educators

The National Geographic Society Educator Grants Program offers grants designed to help educators teach people about the world and how it works.
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VSA Kentucky offers grants for inclusionary arts projects

Teachers are invited to apply for VSA Kentucky’s Arts Inclusion awards for the 2018-2019 school year. The program will award 25 to 30 grants of $1,300 each to schools for arts projects that include students of all abilities.
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Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.
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Kentucky ACSD recognizing educators who make a difference

Kentucky ACSD is accepting nominations for its featured educator program, a seasonal recognition of an educator who is making a difference in the lives of his or her students and colleagues.
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Two Fayette teachers selected for NASA’s airborne astronomy program

Two Fayette County teachers, Heidi Anderson of Locust Trace AgriScience Center and Ashley Rosen of the STEAM Academy, are among 28 teachers chosen for the 2019 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, a professional development for high school science teachers.