Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Resources

A letter to AP coordinators from Damien Sweeney

This is a reminder that the College Board’s AP program is working to provide all AP students access to learning during this unusual time. The Kentucky Department of Education wants to ensure you have all of the information necessary to help students be provided with equitable access and, thus, feel prepared for their exams.
Resources

ILP Playbooks now available for grades 5-12

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.
Resources

Check out these bullying and suicide prevention resources

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.
Announcements

2020-2021 FAFSA application period opens

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.
News

Work to create standards for school counselors continues

School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
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.
News

College Board offering update on AP testing

On March 20, the College Board released an update on how the Advanced Placement (AP) program is supporting this year’s AP exam administration. Within this email, College Board called out a few bullets that are within the AP Central update page that you can find College Board website.
Announcements

Universal KCTCS admission requirements for dual credit students

All 16 Kentucky Community and Technical College System colleges have adopted universal admission requirements for dual credit students seeking enrollment in college level courses.
Announcements

Engage for Change looking for input

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Engage for Change work group is committed to partnering with school districts, higher education, state agencies and businesses to make positive changes in the transition experience and success of d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
Learning

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.