Thursday, January 23, 2020
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.
Announcements

Reading, math field test at grade 10 scheduled for spring

Grade 10 students will take a field test in reading and mathematics in spring 2019.
Announcements

Reminder: Civics test required for graduation

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.