Thursday, September 16, 2021
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KDE to provide meals through Summer Food Service Program

From June to August, the Summer Food Service Program, federally funded and administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will provide meals at no cost to children age 18 and under who are from low-income families.
Resources

AppHarvest launches education initiative with health and nutrition activities

AppHarvest is launching an educational initiative based on the health and nutrition of Appalachia. AppHarvest's Earth Day platform promotes the concept of feeding the future with a call to action to eat more vegetables because it's good for people's health and the health of the planet. 
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KDE kicks off summer learning initiative to promote literacy and mathematics

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, along with a series of Summer Support webpages, in partnership with The Children’s Reading Foundation, Scholastic and the Summer Food Service Program.
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Rockcastle County teacher’s CTE work wins national recognition

Growing up in Rockcastle County, teaching was never something Tammy Camel thought she would want to do. Now, she’s the winner of the 2021 National ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award for her work as a family and consumer sciences teacher at her alma mater, Rockcastle County High School.
News

Kentucky finalists chosen for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Six Kentucky educators have been selected as state finalists and are now eligible to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award, the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.
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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.
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.
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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.