Monday, August 19, 2019
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.
Resources

Check out the new FAFSA guide

There is a newly updated FAFSA Completion Guide for the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Conferences

AdvanceKentucky, Code.org hosting workshops

AdvanceKentucky and Code.org will host an introductory workshop for school administrators and counselors interested in the AdvanceKentucky Professional Learning Program and a one-day workshop that prepares K-5 teachers to use Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum Nov. 10 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
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.
Conferences

KAGE conference set, proposals sought

Join the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education for two days of national and state expert speakers, learning activities, networking opportunities, and much more as the group celebrates 39 years of advocating for Kentucky’s gifted children.
Resources

Help students navigate media safely

A growing safety concern among educators is how to help young people navigate safely online.