Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Civics Test Manual available

A Civics Test Manual is available to offer potential guidance to districts in preparation for the administration of the legislatively required exam.

Boyle teacher named secondary social studies teacher of the year

Ryan New, a social studies teacher at Boyle County High School, has been named Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
Teachers listen to Lauren Gallicchio, KDE's social studies consultant, speak during the Kentucky Civics Symposium. KDE conducted several symposiums across the state, which provided support for teachers in creating hands-on lessons for students. Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 25, 2017

KDE working on new tests, classes and standards revision

It was a busy summer for social studies staff at the Kentucky Department of Education, with civics symposiums and planning for new classes, a new civics test and new standards.

Kentucky Junior Historical Society: Discovering history close to home

The Kentucky Junior Historical Society, as a program of the Kentucky Historical Society, has been serving Kentucky’s students and teachers since the 1960s.

Registration open for Kentucky Junior Historical Society conference

Registration is open for the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) Conference Nov. 9-10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.

Kentucky Council for the Social Studies to hold annual conference

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) will hold its annual conference Sept. 14-15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History...

KDE hosts Kentucky Civics Symposium

The Kentucky Department of Education will host the 2017 Kentucky Civics Symposium to promote best practices in civic education this summer at three locations.

Bullitt teacher named Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Faith, a teacher at Eastside Middle School (Bullitt County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder...

Nominations open for KCSS outstanding teacher award

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) is accepting nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher Award. The award will be given...

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2017 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 13-14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.