Kentucky superintendents heard updates on the statewide literacy coaching model and the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) program during the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Superintendents Webcast on Feb. 13.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – which included more than $2 billion for Kentucky public schools – authorized a third ESSER fund that was signed into law on March 11, 2021, which is known as ARP ESSER.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) heard from superintendents about traits they hope to see in the state’s next education commissioner during the Superintendents Webcast on Sept. 12.
Career and technical education (CTE) prepares students for postsecondary life, allowing them to pursue their interests and match their skills to careers. Special education students, however, have not always had the same opportunity to engage with CTE as their peers.
The purpose of the summer camp was to provide academic and social-emotional support and enrichment opportunities for Letcher County students to accelerate and extend learning for the 2023-2024 school year.
Barbourville Independent was one of nine school districts selected for a two-year pilot program using $2 million in federal American Rescue Plan and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds to help them implement high-quality instructional resources aligned with Kentucky's academic standards and include research-based materials.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provided an update on the department’s efforts to bolster literacy education during the Superintendents Webcast on Aug. 15.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing two out-of-school programs in Jefferson and Fayette counties with $500,000 each in federal funds this summer.
When students meet each other for the first time at the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and ask where they’re from, they turn their hands sideways and curl in their thumb, creating a rough shape of the state. “If you were from Centre College, you'd be in the middle,” explained Marshall County native Sarah Umbarger, pointing to her palm. “Or if you're from Lexington, maybe a little over here, and it's just where you are on the map, and it helps just like visualize like where people are at in Kentucky.”
Paducah Independent schools are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students and staff.