Friday, July 19, 2019
Kyle Lee, standing, looks on as educators (from left) Duwayne Dale of Daviess County, David Fonda of Montgomery County, Gena Maley of Murray Independent, Jane Dewey of Danville Independent, and Rachael Burriss of Boone County create pinch pots during a two-day conference for regional arts specialists held by the City of Berea/Tourism. Lee is coordinator of the visual and performing arts for the Kentucky Department of Education. Photo submitted

Berea puts on training for regional arts specialists

The City of Berea/Tourism offered a two-day conference for KDE's new regional arts specialists, allowing them time to collaborate as they attended sessions focused on implementing the new arts standards in dance, media arts, music, theater, visual arts and Program Review.
Announcements

Jessamine County art teacher explains why he teaches

Miles Johnson, president of the Kentucky Art Education Association and art teacher at Hattie C. Warner Elementary School (Jessamine County), recorded a short video explaining why he became an art teacher.
Resources

KDE announces new regional arts specialists

The Kentucky Department of Education has started a new program of regional arts specialists. Teachers, schools and districts will be able to utilize these individuals as an arts resource for their school and district.
Resources

New funding sources available for the arts

Within the Every Student Succeeds Act, terminology such as “well-rounded” is utilized to describe the expectations for a child’s educational needs. With both the arts and music being a part of this definition, new sources of funding have become available to support these content areas.
Resources

NEA report looks at benefits of the arts

The National Endowment for the Arts issued a report late last year that provides a gap analysis of young children’s social and emotional benefits through arts participation.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt delivered the Keynote address at the first Kentucky Arts Summit in Owensboro. Photo courtesy of Tanya Bromley

Summit showcases Kentucky’s thriving arts scene

People attending the first Kentucky Arts Summit in June heard one message loud and clear – the arts are alive and well in Kentucky.

Kentucky Historical Society offers History smArts outreach program

The Kentucky Historical Society’s outreach program, History smArts, enhances skills in visual and historical literacy among students with the aid of artifact collections.
Learning

Applications being accepted for arts academies

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 Kentucky Center Academies for Arts & Arts Integration.
Spotlight

Every art for every child in every school

The vision for our Owensboro Independent Schools fine arts department – Every Art for Every Child in Every School – is more than a slogan

Meet your arts and humanities consultant

Robert Duncan has served as the arts and humanities consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education since August 2009, following 28 years of classroom teaching.