Educators Rising

Why we all need to pay attention to the shrinking teacher pipeline

Last month I met with the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education to talk about the teacher workforce. The legislators and I talked about a lot about ways we might be able to encourage more people to go into teaching and how to keep our current teachers in their classrooms.

By |2022-06-22T08:41:47-04:00July 5, 2022|

Student drawings show why teacher diversity matters in Kentucky

About a year ago, someone from the Kentucky Education Association reached out to our office and asked if we would like to display the drawings our public school students did as part of their Difference Makers Art Contest. As those drawings were recently being taken down, it got me thinking about how they connect to the department’s efforts on teacher diversity and teacher recruitment.

By |2021-09-02T09:53:36-04:00September 1, 2021|

Teach a child, change a life

I like to say that people who are drawn to becoming teachers generally have a calling. That got me thinking; why do we often call teaching a calling?

By |2021-02-18T10:57:24-05:00March 2, 2021|
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