Sunday, January 17, 2021
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.
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...
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.
Resources

Making attendance and social/emotional learning a priority

Being a college professor allows me to do two things. It allows me to stay connected with incredible school counselors from Kentucky and other states and it allows me to do something I’ve always loved ... teach!
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.
News

Work to create standards for school counselors continues

School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
Announcements

Intent for Early Graduation deadline set for Oct. 1 

All students planning to complete the early graduation pathway must complete the Intent for Early Graduation (IEG) form and be flagged in Infinite Campus prior to the Oct. 1 deadline. 
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.
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.
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.