Thursday, March 21, 2019
Announcements

Engage for Change looking for input

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Engage for Change work group is committed to partnering with school districts, higher education, state agencies and businesses to make positive changes in the transition experience and success of d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
Resources

KSP rolls out mobile substance abuse education exhibit

The Kentucky State Police has introduced a new mobile substance abuse education exhibit designed to help inform the public about the effects of substance abuse that is available for use by schools and other organizations.
Conferences

KDE offering trainings on behavioral threat assessments, emergency events

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center is offering two free trainings on behavioral threat assessments and emergency events Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Hampton Inn and Suites in Murray.
Announcements

Reading, math field test at grade 10 scheduled for spring

Grade 10 students will take a field test in reading and mathematics in spring 2019.
Announcements

Reminder: Civics test required for graduation

Passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2017, Senate Bill 159 requires students to pass a 100-question civics test in order to graduate from a public high school with a regular diploma.
Announcements

Academic standards adopted for Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible elective course

The Kentucky Academic Standards for the Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible Elective Social Studies Course were adopted at the August 2018 Kentucky Board of Education meeting and now are available for download and use.
Announcements

Industry certification reimbursement funding available

For the 2018-2019 school year, $1.8 million was allocated for districts and area technology centers to offer Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board approved industry recognized credentials to free/reduced-price meal students.
Resources

ACT offering free online learning tool

ACT is providing a free resource now available to all students, parents, teachers, principals and other educators.
Spotlight

Identifying gifted and talented students

I had the opportunity to meet gifted and talented coordinators recently at the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education session. We spoke quite a bit about ways to create equity and access in gifted and talented.
Announcements

KDE accepting comments on changes to graduation requirements

The Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 3 to approve a proposal that will change minimum high school graduation requirements for students who will graduate in the Classes of 2023 and 2024.