Friday, July 19, 2019

KDE, AdvancEd hosting continuous improvement summit

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), AdvancEd and Measured Progress will host the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit Sept. 16-17 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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.

New summer ‘Stride, Don’t Slide’ resource available from KDE

The Kentucky Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to help families help their children fight summer reading and math regression. A new “Stride, Don’t Slide” flyer lists resources families can use this summer to help their children make strides while school is not in session.

KDE offers clarification on early graduation program

The Kentucky Department of Education has attempted to clarify its early graduation program by adding several questions and answers to its list of frequently asked questions on minimum high school graduation requirements.

Georgetown University offers internship opportunities for students

Leadership Initiatives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating future leaders through experiential learning, partners with Georgetown University to give outstanding high school students the opportunity to gain real-world experience, explore future careers, develop leadership skills and experience college life through summer internships.

KDE provides resources on revised minimum graduation requirements

Kentucky's new minimum high school graduation requirements became law April 5. The Kentucky Department of Education offers several tools on its Minimum High Graduation Requirements webpage to help people understand the new changes and how they impact other important elements of Kentucky education.

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.

Murray art teacher receives national award from Artsonia

Gena Maley, an art teacher at Murray Middle School (Murray Independent), has been named a recipient of Artsonia’s 2019 Art Education Leadership Award.

KASC offering variety of academies throughout the summer

KASC is offering a variety of summer academies for educators, paraeducators and school-based decision making council members June 10-July 25 at locations across Kentucky.

McConnell Center conducting survey to guide future civics programming

The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is in the process of reconsidering its civic education programming in order to better use its resources to serve educators.