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I am writing today because you are critical partners to our educational system. Your voice matters and everything we do in education is a direct response to the teaching and learning that we know is extraordinarily important to the growth of your children.
In an effort to help schools address race-based stress and trauma, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) coordinator for comprehensive school counseling will present a national webinar for other school counselors across the country.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman asked Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) members at their June 3 meeting to consider three proposals – to widen the board’s perspective, train teachers, staff and students on racial bias, and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce.
With many in the state and nation shaken by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Louisville’s Breonna Taylor, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) issued guidance on June 3 on how districts can help facilitate conversations about race-based stress and trauma and how to help students, their parents and staff.