Thursday, October 21, 2021
Contests

Sign up now for the 2022 Shakespeare Competition

The Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) invites schools across the state to compete in 2022 Shakespeare Competition on Feb. 20 at the Commonwealth Theatre Center in Louisville. Interested schools must register by Dec. 1.
Recognitions

KWLA announces Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher at conference

Tracy Rucker, a French teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is the 2021 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. He received the award on Sept. 17 at the KWLA Fall Virtual Conference.
Graphic reading: Kentucky world Language Association 2021 Amici Linguarum Winner, Jason E. Glass, Kentucky Commissioner of Education

Commissioner Glass wins KWLA award recognizing support for world language education

Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass is the recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association’s (KWLA) 2021 Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award in the education category. He received the award on Sept. 17 during KWLA’s virtual awards ceremony.
Announcements

GBH survey seeks input on ELA and social studies digital resources

GBH Education is seeking feedback from educators on the usage of an existing collection of digital resources for teaching literature, English language arts (ELA) and history in grades 6-12.
Graphic reading: KDE News, Kentucky Department of Education

Sixteen new high schools get funding to start new KYTSA chapters

The Kentucky Technology Student Association (KYTSA) will start 16 new high school chapters this fall thanks to a generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman. All 16 schools are in the southeast region of Kentucky and will receive funding to start and maintain an active KYTSA chapter.
Resources

KET offers Spanish language content on PBS LearningMedia

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) offers a wide variety of Spanish content on PBS LearningMedia.
Resources

​​ KEEN inspires students to discover engineering

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) hopes to inspire students to discover engineering through the Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN).

Kentucky Department of Education announces Grow-Your-Own teacher program grant recipients

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced 10 Grow-Your-Own (GYO) program grant recipients at an Aug. 16 press conference. These districts will receive a one-time, $50,000 grant to further boost the Commonwealth’s teacher talent pipeline, with the goal of providing all students with a high-quality education.
Resources

KET shares resources on social-emotional learning through the arts

The Kentucky Educational Television (KET) newest collection of resources, “Social and Emotional Learning: The Arts for Every Classroom,” is designed to help educators and parents understand emotional development and lead students in art projects that build those skills.

Simpson County teacher named 2021 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Justin Mitchell, a social studies teacher at Franklin-Simpson Middle School in Simpson County, has been named the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2021 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year.