News and Announcements

KENTUCKY  

 

KDE Offering New Elementary School Career Exploration Resources  

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has created the Elementary School Career Resources  webpage to assist schools in implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Career Studies and Financial Literacy.  

The KAS for Career Studies and Financial Literacy were approved on May 5, 2020, and are organized by three domains: essential skills, careers and financial literacy.  

The new webpage targets career exploration in grades K-5. A variety of resources are provided to support schools, teachers and parents as they guide students to gain awareness of and explore the 16 Career Clusters 

 

TENNESSEE  

 

TDOE Announces the Accelerating TN ESSER Steering Committee Statewide  

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the statewide Accelerating TN ESSER Steering Committee, a statewide group of 21 stakeholder members regularly convening with clear objectives to share information, discuss efforts to accelerate student learning after the pandemic, identify helpful opportunities and partnerships to support students, and provide additional avenues for public reporting and transparency on the historic amounts of federal COVID-19 relief funding for continued statewide student growth and achievement.  

In response to the global COVID-19 health pandemic, the U.S. Congress passed landmark legislation to provide a historic influx of federal funding to states. Between four major sources of federal relief and stimulus funding including ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief),Tennessee will benefit from almost $4.2 billion for K-12 education to be spent between spring 2020 and fall 2024.   

Because ESSER funding requires extensive progress monitoring and data reporting on student outcomes, Tennessee school districts, educators, partners and families will all have information and tools they need to determine what is moving the needle for student growth and greater opportunity.  

  

WEST VIRGINIA  

 

West Virginia Board of Education to Meet in Kanawha County – Wednesday, August 11, 2021  

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Board of Education will meet to conduct routine business on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting agenda may be accessed at http://wvde.state.wv.us/minutes/current/AGENDA1.htm 

A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/boe/live.html 

  

West Virginia Department of Ed Outlines Operations, Recovery Guidance for Fall 2021  

CHARLESTON — With students slated to return this month, West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia Board of Education officials released school recovery and guidance information to provide counties and communities with best practices and strategies.  

Heading into another school year, Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch said the state’s resilience is reflected in the response of administrators, educators, school personnel, students and families during the pandemic.  

  

WVDE Partners with Girls Who Code to provide Computer Science Resources to Communities  

The West Virginia Department of Education is Partnering with nonprofit Girls Who Code to provide free computer science resources to West Virginia communities. List the WVDE as your Community Partner on the application for exclusive benefits.