The Kentucky Department of Education has extended the deadline for teaching students to apply for the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching, a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth.
In a news conference on Jan. 24, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the launch of the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching, a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth.
Rob Akers was ready to take on a challenge as associate commissioner of KDE’s new Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness.
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.
Kentucky’s plan to eliminate identified equity gaps includes strategies focused on recruitment, hiring and placement; ongoing, job-embedded professional learning; evaluation of educators and retention.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week that the Kentucky has been named as one of seven states to participate in a two-year pilot program to train future teachers. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) created the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to help states ensure all new teachers are ready on the first day of their careers [...]
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has awarded $1.5 million to fund model clinical programs for teacher preparation in Kentucky. The three programs seek to improve the effectiveness of how universities provide teacher training. The recipients include: •Eastern Kentucky University, in partnership with Corbin Independent school district •University of Louisville, in partnership with Jefferson County school district •Western Kentucky University [...]
Postsecondary chief talks college/career readiness and teacher recruitment, training and development
The KDE, CPE relationship has strengthened as the agencies work collaboratively to improve college and career readiness and teacher retention, preparation and professional development.
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board is a critical partner in Kentucky's effort to improve teaching and student learning.