The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) has been awarded the Academies for American History and Civics grant for Project HEART (History Education through Advanced Research and Technology). This is the only history/civics grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USED), and KEDC was the only program in the country awarded this grant. The three-year award that will offer an [...]
Taylor County teacher Tim Peterson has long been using innovative ways to introduce his students to the world.
Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers. Three teachers will be chosen by an independent review panel for the awards, which are presented by the National Archives and the University of Kentucky Wendell H. Ford Public [...]
Tiffany Gruen By Tiffany Gruen Tiffany.Gruen@covington.kyschools.us On my 18th birthday, I awoke to find a paper taped to my bedroom door. Thinking it might be a sweet birthday note from my parents, I skipped from my bed toward the door and stared. The plain piece of white paper with small lettering read Voter Registration Form. At the bottom [...]
Students in grades 6 through 12 can get in the spirit of the election season by entering the annual Secretary of State Essay and Slogan Contest. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages all eligible students to enter the contest, which is designed to expand civic awareness of students who will soon be eligible to vote. Students in 6th to [...]
Schools can help with memorial funding and learn along the way.
Middle school students learn about voting process and their role in it.
To celebrate the 59th governor’s inauguration, First Lady Jane Beshear is sponsoring an essay contest for middle school students. The theme of the contest is “Kentucky Forward – I Can Help.” In 250 words or less, students are asked to describe what they can do to help move Kentucky toward a better and brighter future. Students in grades 6-8 are [...]
Secretary of State Elaine Walker has announced three public school winners for the 2011 annual election slogan and essay contest managed by her office with support from the Kentucky Education Association Retired and the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, a division of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications. The contest was created by the Kentucky General Assembly [...]
Merritt Robinson, of DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County), was recognized with the 2011 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award during the 2011 PNC/Kentucky High School Athletic Assocation (KHSAA) Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament March 18 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.