The Kentucky Department of Education’s School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 28 to discuss suicide prevention in Kentucky.
Mental health, amplifying student voice discussed during KDE’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council meeting
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discussed ways to improve the school environment on Sept. 26 during the council’s first meeting of the new school year.
September is Suicide Prevention Month and “It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide.”
Free training from Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is available to help school personnel fulfill a state requirement.
With most of the country’s schools starting back virtually, many educators have created online classrooms through Google Classroom, Bitmoji or other applications. Virtual classrooms can be a great method for helping students feel more connected to a traditional classroom experience.
Discussion during the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Aug. 11 Special Superintendents’ Webcast focused on Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation that schools delay holding in-person classes until at least Sept. 28 due to the high rate of COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Local boards of education, school-based decision making councils and teachers will be implementing lots of new laws passed by the 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Kentucky schools using the suicide prevention program Sources of Strength, which mobilizes student social networks to promote positive behaviors.
Kentucky middle and high school students are participating in fewer risky health-related behaviors, according to results from the 2017 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
While we – as educators and parents – often talk about academic achievement, it’s not the only concern I have as Kentucky's commissioner of education. We need to begin talking more often about the social and emotional health of our students