teacher retention

Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass discusses teacher shortages with Interim Joint Committee on Education

As the country continues to face challenges in recruiting and retaining teachers, Kentucky Education Commissioner and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass and others from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) presented before the Interim Joint Committee on Education on June 7 to discuss how to increase and maintain the state’s teacher workforce.

By |2022-06-07T17:55:53-04:00June 7, 2022|

Veteran mentors help keep new teachers in field

Stuart Middle School (Jefferson County) created a mentor program to help first-year teachers become successful in the classroom. The program, now in its fourth year, was recognized as a Best Practice at the recent Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington.

By |2020-08-25T09:56:30-04:00October 7, 2014|

Change in Reporting Due Date: MERR Report

Each year, districts are required to submit a Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) report on their efforts to increase the percentage of minority teachers. In years past, the report was due by Oct. 1. As a result of the implementation of the redesigned system, the MERR report will be due on or before July 31. The new Kentucky Educator [...]

By |2020-01-15T14:19:38-05:00June 28, 2012|

Kentucky presents at national conference

Kentucky education leaders are joining state and district school chiefs, union leaders and school board leaders from 41 states and more than 100 school districts in Cincinnati this week to share innovative ideas and successful policies that strengthen the teaching profession, from recruiting new candidates to retaining talent already in the classroom. The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the American [...]

By |2020-10-30T10:13:12-04:00May 24, 2012|

KET’s Education Matters goes inside teaching profession

On the final Education Matters of the 2011-2012 school year, “Inside the Teaching Profession,” guests take a look at the job of educators in Kentucky and across the nation. The program airs Monday, April 23 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET. Host Bill Goodman and panelists – including practicing teachers – discuss a variety of topics, including the challenges and [...]

By |2020-01-15T14:20:13-05:00April 19, 2012|

High school retention initiative seeks proposals

The 2012 AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative is accepting proposals from currently operating high school retention programs consisting of elements aligned to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Dropout Prevention Practice Guide. AT&T is looking to support organizations that are delivering results that reduce the dropout rate in their communities and are ready to expand their services or strengthen [...]

By |2020-09-24T12:04:24-04:00April 5, 2012|
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