Sunday, September 23, 2018
Damien Sweeney

Meet KDE’s new counseling program coordinator

Damien Sweeney, a former counselor at Seneca High School (Jefferson County) for eight years, is the new program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education.
Karen McCuiston

Kentucky Safe Schools Week slated for Oct. 21-27

This year, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has announced that Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for Oct. 21–27. This year's theme is “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!” 

This school year a transition year for ILPs

The new ILP gives school districts more autonomy over the development and use of the plans. Schools and districts will have the flexibility to create an innovative program that engages and excites students.

National Preparedness Month focuses on planning

September is National Preparedness Month. The annual observance provides an opportunity to remind all Kentucky residents that they must prepare themselves and their families to be ready for an emergency throughout the year.

Early graduation students must meet end-of-course benchmarks

Students must declare for early graduation by Oct. 1. While end-of-course exams have been phased out of Kentucky’s accountability model, they are still applicable and available for students planning on graduating early.

Labor trafficking conference scheduled for Oct. 24-25

A Labor Trafficking Conference is scheduled Oct. 24-25 in Louisville. The event is hosted by the Southeast Regional Human Trafficking Advisory Group and the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative of Catholic Charities of Louisville.

Social and emotional learning gaining traction in Kentucky

Social and emotional learning is something that people in schools and community-based organizations are talking about.

School safety symposium planned for Sept. 26

The Kentucky Center for School Safety, in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety, is sponsoring a one-day free school safety symposium geared toward safe schools coordinators.
Jon Akers

The Kentucky Center for School Safety: An introduction

Jon Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, explains how the center helps schools from across the Commonwealth improve safety for their students.

DHS offers new gun violence guide and school security survey

The Department of Homeland Security has produced “K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence,” which provides preventive and protective measures to address the threat of gun violence in schools.