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Staff from both the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf set out to personally deliver non-traditional instruction materials to their students throughout the state. The visits provide some positivity for students and staff during these unprecedented times.
The Principal Advisory Council (PrAC) met virtually April 22 to discuss end-of-year concerns and the likelihood of having an alternate schedule as the 2020-2021 school year begins.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told the Teachers Advisory Council that Kentucky’s efforts to continue education during the COVID-19 emergency compare favorably with other states.
Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 Southern Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year. She’ll go on to the national competition to face off against the other regional winners for the honor of being named the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.
The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) will host a professional development webinar in which educators can share best practices in specially designed instruction (SDI) during non-traditional instruction at 2 p.m. ET April 21.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) expressed its support at its April 9 meeting for educators and families during the extended period of school closures brought about by the COVID-19 emergency.
A new GoTeachKY initiative called Teachers Helping Teachers is connecting experienced educators to provide virtual coaching and support directly to other teachers to help them deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is presenting a daily series of online videos and activities for use during non-traditional instruction.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority addressed questions on Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards during a Special Superintendent’s Webcast on April 3.