I know we all tend to tune out challenging news, especially when it does not improve much from year to year, but we need continue to focus on the importance of recruiting – and retaining – high-quality educators.
Legislators discuss teacher shortages during Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee meeting
Members of the Office of Education Accountability (OEA), a function of Kentucky’s legislative branch, presented details on the Commonwealth’s teacher shortage during the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS) meeting on Nov. 1.
KDE’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council hears update on facilities, accountability standards, legislative session
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) heard updates on school facilities during the LSAC meeting on March 28. Members also discussed proposed changes to the state’s assessment system and the latest of the legislative session.
Nelson County Schools and Western Kentucky University create first-of-its-kind teacher apprenticeship program
A Kentucky school district is starting a new program that will be a national model for communities looking to address their teacher shortage.
Emerging from the pandemic, we’ve all heard increasing concerns about the current state of the teaching profession, both here in Kentucky and nationally. As districts struggle with filling positions both in the classroom and in support roles, we are seeing some noticeable strains in the educator workforce.
The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) announced on Nov. 15 the launch of its latest work, The Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession.
To combat the state-wide teacher shortage, Kentucky counties have started Grow-Your -Own teacher programs that recruit and train individuals looking to become teacher certified who are already connected to Kentucky schools and communities.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E Glass told the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Family Partnership Council at its July 14 meeting that the 2022-2023 school year is the first time in three years that schools can anticipate a year without major disruptions.
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) approved an emergency administrative regulation for a new expedited alternative teaching certification pathway, referred to as Option 9, at its July 11 special meeting.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Principals Advisory Council (PrAC) heard about the current programs that address the growing shortage of teachers throughout the state during its March 8 meeting.