Saturday, January 29, 2022
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

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).
Jimmy Cornn

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind: Filling the gap

Odyssey of the Mind provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in meaningful and creative ways.
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...
Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors wanted to have a full table at lunch that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch. Pictured, from left, are counselors Strauzie Collins, Ryan Hite, Carlos Rul-lan, Tracy Fussnecker, Jennifer Rul-lan. Submitted photo

Jefferson counselors find ways to reach students during lunch

Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors advocated for more lunch duty last school year, but there was a catch. Instead of standing in one corner, the counselors wanted to have a full table that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch.
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.
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!
Kathy Anderson

Special considerations for identifying gifted students

Can students who are on the autism spectrum or students who have other disabling conditions be considered for gifted and talented services? The simple answer is yes.
News

OEA report says school counselors need more time, more help

A report by the Office of Education Accountability concluded that school counselors should be able to spend more time working with students and that more counselors are needed in Kentucky schools.
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.