Momentum : A Newsletter of the ARCC             April 2019

Spring is here and so is the newest edition of ARCC MomentumIn this issue, we bring you recent news from our work and the region. We highlight two regional initiatives and discuss the work of a local education leader.
Kentucky: Reviewing & Revising the Academic Standards
In 2017 Kentucky began the process of reviewing and revising all Kentucky Academic Standards. This article provides an update on the process, as well as insight from Kentucky Department of Education staff. 

To learn more about standards work in KY  click here.

To read about the academic standards that have been adopted for the 2019-2020 school year, click here.
Virginia: Supporting Algebra Readiness

The Virginia Department of Education's Algebra Readiness Initiative is designed to support students in grades six through nine who are identified as being at risk of failing the end of course assessment in Algebra I. 

Click here to learn more about the initiative and how Virginia is supporting student success. 
ARCC Advisory Board Member Honored by Education Week

ARCC Advisory Board member Jeff Hawkins is being recognized by Education Week for his leadership of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). KVEC, one of eight education cooperatives in Kentucky, is making a big difference in the lives of over 50,000 students and 3,000 educators in 22 rural Kentucky districts. 

Click here to read more about Jeff Hawkins and KVEC.
Publications & Webinars

Looking for data about student outcomes and college-and-career readiness? Seeking guidance for communications? Seeking good ideas about helping districts with teacher mentoring and induction?  Learn more about resources on these and other topics. 

Click here to view the full list of recent publications and upcoming webinars.

Improving Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination 
When: April 9, 2019 @ 3-4 p.m. ET

Attacking the K-12 Cybersecurity Challenge
When: April 11, 2019 @ 2-3 p.m. ET

Supporting Equity and Social and Emotional Learning 
When: April 17, 2019 @ 12-1 p.m. CT
News of the Region Posted Weekly 

If you are curious about news from the region, you have come to the right place. Each week the ARCC posts news affecting education policy, financing, and other developments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and across the region. 

If you want to learn more you can click  this link. It takes you to the "Our Work" page on the  ARCC website. You can click "READ MORE" under "News of the Region" to see a page with summaries of current news stories, organized by state, and links to the full stories.

You can also click  this link to read ARCC success stories and watch our latest video series entitled "ARCC Partners with SEAs."
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