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High-quality induction programs can make new teachers more effective faster. Research shows that comprehensive, multi-year induction programs accelerate the professional growth of new teachers, reduce the rate of new teacher attrition and improve student learning.

By |2021-06-28T15:34:51-04:00October 14, 2020|

Kentucky high school graduation options discussed by KDE’s Education Continuation Task Force

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Education Continuation Task Force met virtually April 21 to discuss how graduation for the 2020 senior class will be affected by Gov. Andy Beshear’s April 20 recommendation that Kentucky schools continue to utilize non-traditional instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to help control the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state.

By |2020-04-21T18:29:06-04:00April 21, 2020|

Why teach?

Scott County's Erin Ball, the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, shares what brought her into the teaching profession and why she believes it's a rewarding field.

By |2020-03-23T14:50:50-04:00March 24, 2020|

2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year to focus on teacher recruitment

Erin Ball, a language arts teacher at Georgetown Middle School (Scott County), recently began a semester-long ambassadorship with the Kentucky Department of Education. During this time, one of her goals is focusing on teacher recruitment – specifically minority teachers.

By |2020-02-19T07:26:54-05:00February 18, 2020|

KDE’s Year in Review: Reorganizing KDE

This is the fourth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) during the past year.

By |2019-11-20T12:14:50-05:00November 21, 2019|

KDE, EPSB establish guidelines for option seven

At the Oct. 28 Education Professional Standards Board meeting, Rob Akers and Cassie Trueblood, both from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, spoke on establishing guidelines for the Institute Alternative Route, also known as option seven.

By |2019-11-04T08:09:07-05:00October 30, 2019|
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