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S.T.O.P.! Tipline Logo for use with NTI

Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS makes urgent plea to school personnel: Child protection professionals across the country are very concerned about the safety and welfare of children who have been in the home since March due to the pandemic. Many students are still isolated and receiving online instruction. Experts fear these students may be at a greater risk of various forms of abuse and even online threats or cyberbullying. These kids need protection. I want to make an earnest...

KET Education offers resources, content for possible NTI days

KET Education and Kentucky Educational Television are offering their help to Kentucky educators who are planning and looking for resources and content for possible non-traditional instruction (NTI) days. KET’s PBS LearningMedia repository is a free tool when planning NTI day lessons for students in all grade levels, including thousands of classroom-ready resources aligned to state standards. Videos, games, lesson plans and supplemental materials can be searched by grade level, subject area, keyword and standard. PBS LearningMedia’s Google Classroom integration allows...

New KDE ‘Keep, Stop, Start’ survey seeks ideas …

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has opened a community survey to gather ideas and thoughts from school officials, educators and other partners across the state to help guide strategy on what the future of education should look like in Kentucky. The Kentucky Education Feedback Survey opened Oct. 5 and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 20. It asks for input on what KDE and districts should “KEEP Doing, STOP Doing and START Doing.” It takes about 5...

Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s …

Updates have been made to align with the new school resources and tools that were released on July 23rd and 24th and the latest COVID-19 information. Changes to the considerations as of August 21, 2020: Expanded considerations on planning and preparing schools before openingUpdated considerations on ventilationUpdated considerations on food serviceUpdated considerations for students who may be unable to wear masksUpdated considerations for students with special healthcare needs and disabilitiesUpdated considerations on cohorting, staggering, and alternating strategiesUpdated considerations on recognizing...

Ky Safe School Week

Healthy Habits Safety Pledge Promoting healthy habits to prevent the spreading of germs along with kindness and support of others is this year’s focus. Helping students be mindful of their actions as we all strive for healthy wellness at school. Join KCSS and others across the commonwealth as we pledge to incorporate healthy habits daily. I will pledge to do my part to Shield our School by: I’ll mask up and cover my face, when I’m in a public place.Frequently,...

Nontraditional Instruction (NtI) Resources

We have all found ourselves in uncharted waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have had to find a new “normal” for the time being. Teachers have found a new way to teach, and each district has worked tirelessly to find ways to support students academically, emotionally, and even physically. We are sure that teachers have been overwhelmed with resources, advice, and new teaching methods. TQI has been working to help lighten the load. We have searched hundreds of websites...

KDE releases guidance on social emotional health

May 26, 2020 – Kentucky Teacher - (FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document May 26 about how districts can support the social and emotional health of students, faculty and staff when schools reopen in the fall.
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School Safety on KET

Renee Shaw and guests discuss school safety. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, chair of the Senate Education Committee and co-chair of the School Safety Working Group in the Kentucky Legislature; State Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, Senate Education Committee member; Dr. Joe Bargione, retired school psychologist from Jefferson County Public Schools; and Jon Akers, executive director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety. Click here to view
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