Thursday, January 24, 2019

This school year a transition year for ILPs

The new ILP gives school districts more autonomy over the development and use of the plans. Schools and districts will have the flexibility to create an innovative program that engages and excites students.

National Preparedness Month focuses on planning

September is National Preparedness Month. The annual observance provides an opportunity to remind all Kentucky residents that they must prepare themselves and their families to be ready for an emergency throughout the year.

Early graduation students must meet end-of-course benchmarks

Students must declare for early graduation by Oct. 1. While end-of-course exams have been phased out of Kentucky’s accountability model, they are still applicable and available for students planning on graduating early.

Labor trafficking conference scheduled for Oct. 24-25

A Labor Trafficking Conference is scheduled Oct. 24-25 in Louisville. The event is hosted by the Southeast Regional Human Trafficking Advisory Group and the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative of Catholic Charities of Louisville.

Social and emotional learning gaining traction in Kentucky

Social and emotional learning is something that people in schools and community-based organizations are talking about.
Jon Akers

The Kentucky Center for School Safety: An introduction

Jon Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, explains how the center helps schools from across the Commonwealth improve safety for their students.

DHS offers new gun violence guide and school security survey

The Department of Homeland Security has produced “K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence,” which provides preventive and protective measures to address the threat of gun violence in schools. 

REMS offers new webinars about emergencies

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center has published a number of new webinars that you might find useful.

New resource offered for youth preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Education and the American Red Cross have developed the “National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education,” a publication designed to engage and empower young people to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Find resources for bicycle and pedestrian safety education

With another exciting school year upon us, now is a good time to think about the safety of students as they travel to and from school.