Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Announcements

Cybersecurity summer camp open for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking students

The Portuguese Cybersecurity Program at the University of Washington is an opportunity for high school students in the United States to become familiarized with the principles of cybersecurity, while learning and/or improving their Portuguese language skills.
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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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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.
Se ha agregado una nueva fecha al recorrido. Recorrido de escucha del comisionado: Escuchanado las Voces de Kentucky Sobre la Educación

KDE agrega el día 13 de mayo al Recorrido Virtual de Escucha para las...

El Departamento de Educación de Kentucky (Kentucky Department of Education, KDE) anunció el 22 de abril que el Comisionado de Educación y Jefe de Aprendizaje, Jason E. Glass, agregará una fecha de gira adicional para las familias de habla hispana a sus conversaciones virtuales de un mes para reunir información sobre las aspiraciones a largo plazo para el sistema educativo de la Mancomunidad.
Contests

KWLA 2021 State Showcase scheduled for April 11

Like so many events of the pandemic era, the 2021 Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) World Language Showcase will take place virtually April 11.
Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 Southern Conference on Language Teaching teacher of the year.

Jefferson County teacher named 2021 National Language Teacher of the Year

For the first time ever, a Kentucky teacher has been named National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education Virtual Meeting: Nov. 19, 2020

Kentucky council on gifted and talented education discusses barriers to equity

Barriers to equity in identifying gifted and talented students still exist in Kentucky’s public schools, members of the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) State...
Recognitions

Harlan County teachers write Spanish book for rural students

Two Harlan County High School teachers have written a Spanish I textbook that focuses on rural life, including specifics of Harlan County.
Recognitions

KWLA announces Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Rising Star Teacher

Jennifer Hoban, a French teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is the 2020 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award on Sept. 19 at the KWLA Fall Virtual Conference.
Recognitions

102 Fayette County graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy

The Fayette County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate functional language skills in English and another language. Honorees awarded this distinction during the 2019-2020 academic year include 102 graduates earning distinction in French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lingala, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.