Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors

KDE releases ‘Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors’

Although many schools across Kentucky have a counselor, daily tasks and responsibilities can look a little different from school to school.
Announcements

EdWeek report examines social-emotional learning during closure period

Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Resources

A letter to AP coordinators from Damien Sweeney

This is a reminder that the College Board’s AP program is working to provide all AP students access to learning during this unusual time. The Kentucky Department of Education wants to ensure you have all of the information necessary to help students be provided with equitable access and, thus, feel prepared for their exams.
Resources

Creating and videoing counseling lessons during school closures

Watch this webinar from March 27 about creating flipped classrooms for your students during school closures.
Resources

California Technical Assistance Center providing COVID-19 resources

New resources have been added to the California Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
Announcements

Update on CTE end-of-program pilot exams

Here are important updates related to the COVID-19 emergency from the Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition (OCTEST) regarding career and technical education (CTE) end-of-program (EOP) pilot assessments for the 2019-2020 academic year.
News

College Board offering update on AP testing

On March 20, the College Board released an update on how the Advanced Placement (AP) program is supporting this year’s AP exam administration. Within this email, College Board called out a few bullets that are within the AP Central update page that you can find College Board website.
Damien Sweeney

Happy Black History Month!

Our African American students need us. They need every single one of us to validate them, hear their stories and show them compassion.
Learning

Providing Equity in Education: A webinar opportunity with Damien Sweeney

One of our roles in schools is to provide equity and access to our students. A report by The Education Trust shows that minority students in Kentucky are not given fair access to rigorous educational programs in our schools.
Announcements

Expanded early postsecondary opportunities: Articulated credit

Students can earn articulated college credit toward postsecondary studies within their career pathway while in high school – tuition free!