Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Announcements

Nominate a teacher for presidential math, science teaching awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019-2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Announcements

Tracking influenza-like illnesses in schools

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health are partnering to track students with flu-like illnesses in the school setting.
Announcements

Does your school nurse’s office have a CLIA certificate?

The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regulates laboratory testing through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification program. Any person or facility that performs laboratory tests on human specimens for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment is required by federal law to have a CLIA certificate.
Contests

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition sponsoring poster contest

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s Kentucky Saves Week poster contest offers students an engaging, free activity that can boost their financial smarts. The contest is part of the coalition’s Kentucky Saves Week activities, which promotes positive savings habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.
Announcements

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, which is scheduled for June 7-27 at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
Resources

Two new social studies resources available from KDE

In support of the implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, the Kentucky Department of Education has released two new professional learning modules.
Announcements

National Endowment for the Humanities funds summer programs

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds tuition-free summer programs for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.
Recognitions

Two teachers earn SHAPE America regional recognition

Two Kentucky teachers have been named 2020 District Teachers of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Resources

Technical assistance and resources in the area of behavior

The Kentucky Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention project provides support to schools to assist with the development of plans to increase student achievement and decrease inappropriate behavior.
Resources

ILP Playbooks now available for grades 5-12

The Kentucky Department of Education has released the Individual Learning Plan Playbooks, which offer recommendations for chronological themes and lessons for career exploration and social and emotional development to teach at each grade level in grades 5-8 and 9-12.