Newly revised Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies have been adopted into law and will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.
Kentucky Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves changes to social studies standards, discusses funding in light of student illnesses
The Kentucky Local Superintendents Advisory Council approved changes to 704 KAR 8:060, the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, during its Nov. 22 meeting. The changes include incorporating a list of fundamental documents and speeches into the middle and high school standards, per the requirements of KRS 158.196.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC) discussed work-based learning as an option for showing students are postsecondary ready in Kentucky’s accountability system during its Nov. 15 regular meeting.
The Commissioner’s Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) met June 14 to hear from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) about guidance for Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which includes changes that affect school-based decision making (SBDM) councils and Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking social studies teachers of all grade levels to apply to participate in a social studies standards review to meet the requirements of Section 4(3)(a) of Senate Bill 1 (2022).
One of the most important components of our job as social studies educators is to ensure that our students are prepared to engage with the issues of the day through the knowledge and tools that we provide them.
How to bring more complete understanding of American Indian history, cultures and contemporary lives
As stated in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies, the goal of social studies education is for children to “develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Hearing from and learning about diverse groups in the Americas is critical to reaching this goal.
A unique opportunity is available for K-12 social studies teachers to learn how to implement assignments strongly aligned to the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies using the Social Studies Student Assignment Library.
March is Women’s History Month and we often use it to highlight important historical figures like Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks, but we shouldn’t forget that economists are making history too!
Throughout the course of my education career, I have engaged in numerous discussions on how and if schools should discuss and teach controversial topics with students.