Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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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.
Resources

‘Middle School Career Studies Webinar Series’ now available

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education has released a "Middle School Career Studies Webinar Series" to support implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies and development of students’ Individual Learning Plans (ILP). These are now available on the KDE Media Portal.
Conferences

Register now for middle school career studies webinar series

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Career and Technical Education will host a two-part webinar series on middle school career studies.
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Americans have been learning skills to help them through the pandemic for over 75...

For many, it has taken a global pandemic to remind them of the importance of basic life skills. With restaurants closed and stay-at-home mandates, a growing number of adults have turned to online tutorials, social media recipes, and family and friends to learn basic life skills.
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Kentucky’s iLead Academy team is a finalist in national Rural Tech Project competition

A team from iLead Academy in Carrollton (Carroll County) joins teams from four other states as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Tech Project.
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Commonwealth Office of Technology Taps into new talent through youth apprenticeship

The Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) provides information technology services for state government agencies. A few years ago, COT management decided they needed to look into alternative methods for talent development to combat turnover.
Picture of Emma Stevens wearing a beekeepers outfit and holding a rack from her hive filled with bees.

Greenup County student buzzing following national beekeeping award

Like many younger children in her district, Emma Stevens used to be terrified of bees. Now, as the vice-president of Greenup County High School’s FFA chapter, she is playing an instrumental role in fighting common misconceptions about bees in her community.
Contests

Kentucky FFA members excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention, held virtually Oct. 27-29. More than 100,000 FFA members, advisers and supporters registered for the event, which also was broadcast live on RFD TV.
Resources

KDE offering new middle school career resources

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has created the Middle School Career Resources webpage to assist schools in implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Career Studies and Financial Literacy.
Resources

KFEC lists financial literacy resources for online teaching

Kentucky teachers looking for ways to help students with financial literacy, especially during virtual learning, have access to a new list of links for that purpose.