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Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests open to students of all ages in Kentucky

Students of all ages can explore Kentucky’s mighty oaks through this year’s Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests.  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in cooperation with the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation sponsor the annual contest and provide materials that can be used in classrooms or at home to help students learn...

KDA Poster and Essay Contest accepting entries from Kentucky students until March 1

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to enter the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) annual Poster and Essay Contest. The theme of the 2021 contest is “Kentucky Agriculture Never Stops.” “The annual KDA Poster and Essay contest is a nod to how our farm families never stopped working during the coronavirus pandemic,” Quarles said. “With so many Kentucky...

CPE study shows dual credit jumps 75 percent; low-income students receive some of biggest benefits

The number of Kentucky high school students enrolling in dual credit courses has soared more than 75 percent in recent years, helping to improve grades and shore up college persistence, particularly among low-income students. Those findings are part of a new report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which measured the impact of dual credit on student success at the state’s public,...

Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits; families can apply for federal assistance

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus emergency. Beginning May 23, Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at...

CPE makes Kentucky Virtual Library available to all Kentucky students, educators for at-home learning

Amid the challenges of COVID-19, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) announced today that all K-12 students and teachers in Kentucky now have free access to an online portal of educational resources that can support learning and lessons at home. The materials are available through the Kentucky Virtual Library, a consortium of nearly 300 institutions from across the state. Content...

KYTC invites students to partner in annual Adopt-a-Highway art contest to promote litter-free Kentucky

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray has invited Kentucky students to submit original artwork for the agency’s annual Adopt-a-Highway art contest following the theme Adopt-a-Highway: Keeping Kentucky Beautiful. The artwork promotes a litter-free message to residents and winners can prizes. “This longstanding tradition engages our youngest citizens early in life to promote a cleaner...