With most of the country’s schools starting back virtually, many educators have created online classrooms through Google Classroom, Bitmoji or other applications. Virtual classrooms can be a great method for helping students feel more connected to a traditional classroom experience.
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.
Although many schools across Kentucky have a counselor, daily tasks and responsibilities can look a little different from school to school.
We have had a lot of tragedy and loss among our youth in Kentucky this year. We have to continue to help our kids feel loved and valued. Let’s be leaders in this work.
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.
The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available for students and parents to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. The application process opened Oct. 1 for the form that federal and state governments, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released the Individual Learning Plan Playbooks, which offer recommendations for chronological themes and lessons for career exploration and social and emotional development to teach at each grade level in grades 5-8 and 9-12.
Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.
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.
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.