The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking arts teachers of all grade levels to apply to participate in the visual and performing arts standards revision work.
School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed Bible Literacy Standards.
Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.
The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) presents Meeting the Challenge: Implementing Standards and Assessments, July 22-24 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. If you are working on implementing standards in your classroom, school or district – then this conference is for you! Distinct strands designed around what educators need now will deepen the level of understanding [...]
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has extended the public review of the draft high school arts standards until Oct. 28. Those interested are asked to take a few minutes to review the standards in respective discipline, regardless of the grade level you teach. Go to http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ to access the draft standards surveys.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has released its PreK-8 draft standards for an online public review through July 15. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate in the public review of one or more of the discipline grade-band drafts in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The draft PreK-8 standards are available on the NCCAS [...]
New science and social studies standards; encouraging districts to raise the dropout age; and exposing more students to Advanced Placement classes were part of the Kentucky Board of Education meeting.
Family-school partnerships are important for student success. Research shows when families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, their children do better in school. The national PTA has developed National Standards for Family-School Partnerships to help guide schools in establishing positive relationships with parents and other family members. The updated standards shift the focus from [...]
The Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative, a consortium of 22 states and organizations, including Kentucky, convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers, is working to publish a new Framework for Social Studies in preparation for new standards. SSACI is working to explicitly ensure that the Framework for Social Studies will support the Common Core English/language [...]