Thursday, December 3, 2020
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest open for 2021

The 2021 KET Young Writers Contest will begin taking submissions Dec. 1, and will accept them until April 15.
Announcements

Applications now open for Governor’s School for the Arts

Applications are now open for the summer 2021 session of the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), scheduled for June 27- July 17 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Conferences

Virtual training available Nov. 11 on teaching STREAM classes

Online training is scheduled for Nov. 11 on how to teach science, technology, writing, engineering, art and math virtually.
Contests

Profile in Courage essay contest open until Jan. 15

The annual Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open until Jan. 15 for submissions from high school students.
Conferences

Louisville Writing Project offering argument writing seminar

The Louisville Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project based at the University of Louisville, is offering a three-part Virtual Administrator’s Academy on argument writing for Kentucky teachers.
Conferences

Speech team seminars available

Speech activities are gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year, even as students and teachers navigate a changed learning environment.
Announcements

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
Announcements

Revised reading and writing, math standards documents available

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for reading and writing and mathematics have been adopted into law.
Nyree Clayton-Taylor

Remixing the traditional essay to empower students

As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.
News

KDE seeking feedback on proposed ELA and math assessment blueprints

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the proposed English language arts and mathematics assessment blueprints.