The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) announced on Nov. 15 the launch of its latest work, The Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession.

The effort aims to formulate a new vision for teacher recruitment and retention to address the ongoing teacher shortages in Kentucky’s schools. Members will collect input, review research and develop practical solutions to address short- and long-term challenges.

Led by co-chairs Superintendent David Meinschein of Livingston County Schools and Superintendent Terrie Morgan of Hardin County Schools, membership of the coalition steering committee includes Kentucky’s highest-level education policy professionals, business leaders, parents, military and nonprofit executives, including Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass.

Leaders aim to present data-driven recommendations beginning with the 2023 General Assembly with a completion in January 2024.