Thursday, March 4, 2021
Contests

New TikTok challenge to raise awareness of FAFSA opportunities

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and GEAR UP Kentucky, a unit of the council, are throwing down the gauntlet on TikTok this month to help raise awareness about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA form.
Announcements

Register now for session on improving communication about school mental health

The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network is offering a new virtual learning session to improve communication about school mental health.
Learning

KET to show film on handling COVID-19 stress in school

KET is offering a group online viewing and discussion of “A Trusted Space,” a new film about mitigating the emotional effects of COVID-19 on students and teachers.
Resources

Quick Connect: Feeling charts

Supporting students’ emotional health can start with a quick check. Having students take a minute to identify what they are feeling at this moment can be empowering and comforting.
State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education Virtual Meeting: Nov. 19, 2020

Kentucky council on gifted and talented education discusses barriers to equity

Barriers to equity in identifying gifted and talented students still exist in Kentucky’s public schools, members of the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) State...
Graphic reading: Governor's Call with Superintendents, October 29, 2020

Governor, KDE ask schools to work with local leaders on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear and state officials praised the work school superintendents have done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and asked them to join with other local leaders to encourage adherence to health guidelines.
Statement from Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

A statement from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

"Schools across Kentucky have been doing a tremendous job keeping the learning going for our students and we have not seen (so far) COVID-19...
Announcements

Early Warning data tool available for all Kentucky schools

Early Warning is a powerful tool that evaluates each student’s Infinite Campus record as it relates to their likelihood of being promoted to the next grade and to graduate. It offers a quick way to identify students at risk in key categories (Attendance, Behavior, Curriculum and Stability).
Conferences

KET offers training for trainers on suicide prevention

Free training from Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is available to help school personnel fulfill a state requirement.
Announcements

Teach healthy habits during Safe Schools Week

“Healthy Habits, Shield Our Schools!” is the theme for this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week, Oct. 18-24.