Thursday, September 19, 2019
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KET offers help for teachers to bring media arts into their classrooms

Kentucky Educational Television offers its free Media Arts Toolkit to help teachers bring media arts into their classrooms regardless of budget or skill level.
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U.S. Department of Education compiles Constitution Day resources

The U.S. Department of Education has assembled a number of resources for teachers to plan activities related to Constitution Day, Sept. 17.
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Bill of Rights Institute offers resources for Constitution Day

The Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit educational organization, offers a number of resources for teachers and students on the U.S. Constitution in advance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Kentucky schools are required by federal law to provide programs related to Constitution Day.
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Community participation in the 2020 Census critical to school funding

The U.S. Census Bureau publishes resources that districts can use to advertise the importance of Census participation and encourages outreach activities within communities.
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Stock Market Game teaches economics, investing

Teachers in grades 5-12 may register their students to participate in the Stock Market Game, an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills and can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes.
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KDE offering guidance on teaching Holocaust, other cases of genocide

The Kentucky Department of Education is offering a guidance document to districts that are including instruction about the Holocaust and other cases of genocide in middle school and high school curricula.
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Resources available for teaching about U.S. Constitution

Liberty Lives Forever, a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating Americans about the contents of the U.S. Constitution, offers ideas, materials and suggestions for teaching about the Constitution.
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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.
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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.
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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.