Monday, May 10, 2021
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Barren County senior finds his purpose through world languages

Cody Smith may be graduating from Barren County High School this year, but if everything goes according to plan, he'll be back in Kentucky public schools soon.
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Commissioner Jason E. Glass tours Kentucky area technology center

Since joining the Kentucky Department of Education last September, Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass has been confined to a virtual view of the state’s 51 area technology centers.
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KWLA seeking nominations for 2021 World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards.
Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee Virtual Meeting: April 30, 2021

Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee works to establish vision ahead of science standard...

Over the course of two virtual meetings, the Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee established a vision that will guide their work as they begin the revision process for the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.
Announcements

Save the date for the 2022 virtual Kentucky Student Civics Symposium

The Kentucky Department of Education is sponsoring the 2022 virtual Kentucky Student Civics Symposium for students and educators to collaborate on ways to improve their local, regional or global communities.
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Liberty Elementary teacher finalist for international award

Lucia Fraile, the 3rd-grade dual language immersion teacher at Liberty Elementary (Fayette County), is one of three finalists for the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Education Office of Spain to the United States and Canada.
Recognitions

Warren County teacher receives award for youth art education

Shelley J. (Bushong) Clark was named as winner of the 2020 Award of Merit by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Council for Art Education for her work with youth art education.
Resources

Civics in Real Life: Resources for teaching current events

One of the most important components of our job as social studies educators is to ensure that our students are prepared to engage with the issues of the day through the knowledge and tools that we provide them.
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How to bring more complete understanding of American Indian history, cultures and contemporary lives

As stated in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies, the goal of social studies education is for children to “develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Hearing from and learning about diverse groups in the Americas is critical to reaching this goal.
News

KDE seeking applicants for social studies assessment work

The Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) is seeking current K-12 classroom teachers and content specialists who support teachers to participate in work related to the social studies state assessment.