National Youth Summit

Each year, the National Museum of American History hosts a National Youth Summit to engage middle and high school students on different events in American history that relate to topics currently facing our country. This year, they explore the question How do the stories we tell about our past shape our democracy?

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Smithsonian Learning Labs

Smithsonian Learning Labs offer the opportunity to explore Smithsonian resources in the classroom or beyond. Explore Kentucky-related topics -- including collections created by KHS-- and much more!

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Calling All 4th Graders!

Every 4th Grader in the United States gets free admission to National Parks and other public places for an entire year! Parents AND teachers can sign students/children up!

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PIMSER offering Science Leadership Support Network beginning in October

The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) is offering a Science Leadership Support Network (SLSN) professional learning opportunity in three locations across Kentucky beginning in October.
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Submissions open for 2023 Organization of American Historians Tachau Teacher of the Year Award

Submissions are now open for the 2023 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Tachau Teacher of the Year Award.

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Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs class of 2023 application open Nov. 14

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) will begin accepting applications for summer 2023 on Nov. 14. The deadline for submission is Jan. 23, 2023.

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KET Education Young Writers Contest now taking submissions

The KET Education Young Writers Contest is now taking submissions for 2023. The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry and Graphic Novels. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Registration open for Kentucky Derby Museum’s 37th annual Horsing Around with Art student competition

Registration is now open for the Kentucky Derby Museum’s 37th annual Horsing Around with Art (HAWA) student art competition. HAWA is a juried competition where students can show their perspective of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports®.


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An Interactive Experince For Students to Learn From Our Veterans!

Friday, November 11th, 10:00 AM-11:00AM EST (VIA ZOOM)

KDE’s Teachers Advisory Council learns about ongoing educator recruitment and retention efforts

Interested in becoming a teacher, check out these programs: Grow-Your-Own, Educators Rising, and GoTeachKY.

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Five Kentucky public schools named 2022 Blue Ribbon winners

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The U. S. Department of Education (USED) has named five Kentucky public schools as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence.

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KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. The draft was developed by the Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee, each made up of science educators from around the state.

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Applications sought for Kentucky’s Teachers Advisory Council

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Gov. Beshear Announces Free ACT Retake Day for Kentucky Public School Students

FRANKFORT, KY) – Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to take the test a second time for free during a statewide ACT retake day in the Fall of 2022. The announcement follows national data showing students are more likely to increase their score by retaking the test a second time.

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Statewide summer wellness campaign promotes healthy habits for students

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched today a new public service campaigninforming Kentucky students in grades K-12 and their parents of five habits they can form this summer to set themselves up for a successful school year.

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Garrard County Teacher Joanna Howerton Stevens to serve as non-voting member on the Kentucky Board of Education

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year is taking on a new role as the next educator to sit on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).

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Boone County sophomore hopes to create feeling of community as next student member on Kentucky Board of Education

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced April 20 that Joud Dahleh of Florence will be the next public school student to hold a seat on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).

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Three Kentucky educators chosen as state finalists for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

(FRANKFORT, KY) – Three Kentucky educators have been selected as state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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KBE approves changes to alternative education program monitoring, corporal punishment during special meeting

(FRANKFORT, KY) – As part of the regulatory review process for two regulations approved during its December meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) held a special meeting on March 15 to review two statements of consideration and proposed amendments based on submitted public comments.

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Two Kentucky elementary schools named 2021 National ESEA Distinguished Schools

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) has named two Kentucky schools as National ESEA Distinguished Schools during its national conference on Feb. 16-19. The two are among 49 schools nationwide to receive the honor.

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