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A letter to teachers and school staff from Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Dear Public School Family: I just wanted to thank all of you who attended the “Reopening Kentucky Schools: Virtual Town Hall for Educators and Staff” on Thursday. We had more than 3,000 people watching this town hall, which was designed to share information about the guidance documents the Kentucky Department of Education has released and to answer your questions. […]

By |2020-07-24T15:47:39-04:00July 24, 2020|

Stemming the tide of teacher turnover

Several weeks ago in this blog I told you about the United States Department of Education's (USED) new requirement for states to develop an educator equity plan to ensure every child has access to a quality education and quality educators.

By |2020-01-28T10:41:28-05:00July 29, 2014|

Visiting Teachers Program bring Spanish/ESL teachers to Kentucky

If your school will need a Spanish or ESL teacher next year, or if you are looking to internationalize your faculty, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) can assist you in finding a teacher through our Visiting Teacher from Spain Program. Since 2000, KDE has worked with the Spanish Ministry of Education to help local school districts fill vacant P-12 Spanish [...]

By |2014-05-20T08:30:34-04:00May 22, 2014|

Momentum is growing for teacher leadership

Holly Bloodworth Leadership can take many forms. It can be take charge or by example. It can be a position or an attitude. It can be a mission or by default.  Leadership is essential to any endeavor. It is critical for success. Leadership is vital for improvement and growth, and it is there for the taking. If there [...]

By |2014-03-26T09:54:05-04:00March 27, 2014|

Approved federal teacher shortage areas

In response to Kentucky’s submission request, the United States Department of Education has designated the following areas as teacher shortage areas during the 2014-15 school year. World Languages Career and Technical Education                                 English                                                  English, middle school English, high school English as a Second Language Mathematics mathematics, middle school […]

By |2020-09-22T10:56:48-04:00March 6, 2014|

Teacher selected to participate in national education summit

Dixie Heights High School (Kenton County) English teacher Kris Gillis was selected to participate in the three-day 2013 NBC News Education Nation Summit at the New York Public Library. This year’s event focused on what it takes to get a student through the public education system, ready for success in college, career and his or her community. The cornerstone of [...]

By |2020-10-30T10:07:21-04:00October 10, 2013|

Finland study abroad opportunity

The Northern Kentucky University College of Education and Human Services Doctor of Education Program are offering a study abroad program that will focus on the Finnish education system. The 10-day program is scheduled for March 8-17 and will include a hands-on exploration of the school system in Helsinki. Special emphasis will be placed on the continuing education of teachers and teacher [...]

By |2012-09-05T10:23:24-04:00September 6, 2012|

Favorite teacher contest

Is there a teacher who has made a profound difference in the life of a child? Scholastic.com is collecting stories or tributes about favorite teachers with its Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Contest. The winning family and the nominated teacher each will win a trip for up to four people to the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, provided by Homewood Suites [...]

By |2011-05-23T15:43:21-04:00May 26, 2011|
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