Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Growing teacher shortages will affect Kentucky students

Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications

Legislative task force to examine CTE systems

The Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force held the first in a series of meetings June 18 that could lead to structural and funding reforms.

KDE, EPSB to tackle teacher shortages

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said raising awareness of teaching opportunities available to other professionals will be an important part of the work to combat “significant” teacher shortages in Kentucky.

New National Board-certified teachers called on to improve education

A group of nearly 200 NBCTs includes a Breathitt County teacher who didn’t earn her certification until the 20th year of her teaching career.

The one-stop shop for ‘all things teacher’

Rob Akers was ready to take on a challenge as associate commissioner of KDE’s new Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness.

Commissioner hosts talks with educator preparation programs

Beginning this week, Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis will begin hosting meetings across the state to listen to feedback and recommendations on ways the Kentucky Department of Education and educator preparation programs can work together to strengthen educator preparation.

Classroom teacher takes her place as EPSB chair

Sarah Burnett, a 4th-grade mathematics teacher in Pulaski County, thinks her experience in the classroom will help guide her decisions as head of the Education Professional Standards Board.

EPSB board approves waiver removing requirement for Rank II

Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board voted unanimously Aug. 21 to approve a waiver that removes the requirement for teachers to move to Rank II – a move that will provide districts with greater flexibility and support in recruiting and retaining teachers.

Administrative operations of EPSB move to Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education applauded the creation of a new office within the agency that will serve as the administrative arm of the Education Professional Standards Board, which was previously under the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Kentucky produces bumper crop of National Board teachers

The second-largest class of National Board-certified teachers the state has produced includes a Calloway County teacher who is happy to use her story of struggle to encourage others.