Monday, October 25, 2021

Time to put assessment at forefront of our thinking

By Natalie McCutchen, Mike Stacy and Brad Clark Across the state, self-reflective teachers and supportive administrators are building communities of practice where all stakeholders are...
Associate Commissioner Dale Winkler and Senior Vice President of the Southern Regional Education Board Gene Bottoms a study of the state's 95 area technology and career technical centers with the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 9, 2014

Board of Education approves educator effectiveness system

At its meeting yesterday the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals and received an update on a new evaluation system for superintendents.
Assistant General Counsel David Wickersham, acting director of the Division of Next Generation Professionals Amanda Ellis, Associate Commissioner Felicia Cumings Smith and staff assistant Robin Chandler discuss changes in the evaluation guidelines of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting. Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013

KBE reviews educator effectiveness model, names new districts of innovation

Plans for a statewide system of evaluation for Kentucky certified educators culminated in a discussion before the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting...

Kentucky’s effectiveness system recognized for thoughtfulness, educator input

Kentucky is one of three states that were singled out in an opinion piece written by Bill Gates that appeared in the Washington Post...

Balancing choreography and calling in the classroom

By Lee Ann Atherton leaann.atherton@mccracken.kyschools.us One Sunday night recently, I did something ridiculous for any self-respecting teacher. I went to a concert three hours away –...

It comes down to trust

By Sarah Yost, NBCT Sarah.yost@jefferson.kyschools.us For two years, I’ve served my school in the hybrid role of teacher and lead teacher for English/language arts. I teach...
Randy Barrette

Act now to help create globally competent students

By Randy Barrette randy.barrette@menifee.kyschools.us Across the country each year, one week is set aside for International Education Week. This joint initiative of the U.S. State Department...

Teacher effectiveness study likely to influence Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System

The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a three-year study designed to determine how to best identify and promote great teaching, has released its...

What happens when we connect?

By Brad Clark brad.clark@woodford.kyschools.us There are more than 42,000 teachers in the commonwealth. If 25 percent of Kentucky teachers were connected, engaged in the meaningful work...
Lee County Superintendent Jim Evans, second from left, discusses an upcoming district review with Instructional Supervisor Sharon Bush, Special Programs Coordinator Glenna Cummins and Director of Pupil Personnel Ray Shuler.

Superintendent system aims for continuous improvement

Superintendents will join teachers and principals in having a growth and effectiveness system.