Thursday, March 21, 2019
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.
Resources

Resources highlight the impact of trauma on learning

The Kentucky Department of Education has formed a Trauma Champions Team, which has participated in the Trauma Informed Care for Educators and School Personnel Learning Collaboration.
Announcements

Nominations open for gifted education awards

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education is accepting nominations for its awards programs.
Learning

How to assign dual-credit course codes

The local district and school should be the ones making the determination of which course code to use for students in terms of dual credit courses.
Announcements

KyStats briefings include info on education, workforce data

The Kentucky Center for Statistics is conducting a series of briefings across the state to share the work it is doing to connect, analyze and share Kentucky data.
Damien Sweeney

Meet KDE’s new counseling program coordinator

Damien Sweeney, a former counselor at Seneca High School (Jefferson County) for eight years, is the new program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education.