Sharon Porter Robinson has spent almost five decades working in and for education and a lifetime doing civil rights work. On April 7, she was recognized for her efforts with the 2022 Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education at the 50th Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Delegate Assembly.
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.
Chiffon Winston, a paraeducator who teaches digital literacy to 1st- through 5th-graders at McNabb Elementary (Paducah Independent), has been awarded the 2021 Educational Support Professional of the Year Award presented by the Kentucky Education Association (KEA).
Leann Lewis, a 9th-grade English teacher at Simon Kenton High School (Kenton County), has been awarded the 2021 Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Teacher of the Year Award.
Kentucky recognized 82 teachers newly certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards during a Feb. 11 virtual ceremony. Another group of NBCTs is expected to be announced in late February, adding to Kentucky’s total.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, members of the Education Continuation Task force met virtually May 18 to discuss the guidance document released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) about questions schools and districts should consider when they are making plans for how to restart school for the 2020-2021 school year.
At its May 4 virtual meeting, the Education Continuation Task Force discussed ways that Kentucky educational partners can assist school districts in pandemic recovery efforts as they receive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
Registration is open for the Let’s TALK: Conversations About Effective Teaching conference June 12-13 at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington. The conference is targeted to teachers, principals, administrators, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants and aides; instructional leaders with teams of teachers, pre-service teachers and those in higher education. The conference, presented by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Kentucky [...]
Knox County's Beth Lovett shares her story of how she became a teacher leader and how other teachers can find their own leadership path.
Teachers are encouraged to submit proposals to be presenters at the Kentucky Education Association's Let’s TALK: Conversations About Effective Teaching conference June 12-13 at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington. The conference is designed to inform participants about effective strategies for improving professional practice through instructional strategies and new leadership roles. Presentations should demonstrate ways in which classroom teachers [...]