The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released new reopening guidance about assigning staff for instructional settings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a memo to 10 superintendents whose districts have experienced school closures due to a high volume of teacher absences since Feb. 28, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued guidance and recommendations March 27.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Dear Kentucky Teacher, As you settle into the school year, I am taking the opportunity to update you on implementation of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). This school year, as you know, we are implementing PGES for teachers and principals statewide. Unfortunately, there have been some unexpected glitches with the PGES technology [...]
Holly Bloodworth What an amazing experience it has been to represent teachers throughout the commonwealth as the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I really did not know what to expect, but every event and opportunity was a chance to learn and be inspired by those around me. I learned that our nation is full of inspiring teachers [...]
On Nov. 6, 7 and 8, 2014 the 42nd annual meeting of Kentucky science educators will convene in Lexington. Over the past decade, the conference has been attended by approximately 500 teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, university faculty, vendors, pre-service teachers, students and others, who have benefitted from more than 100 workshops, presentations and activities. The conference for 2014 promises to be one of [...]
The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals wants to bring educators together to impact practice, policy and public debate on critical issues in education. This fellowship is designed to leverage participants’ expertise to help other educators improve student outcomes and strengthen leadership and management on a large scale across the education system. Nominations for fellowships are being accepted. The Teacher [...]
Kentucky teachers, like those in a nationwide poll, are enthusiastic about teaching the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) according to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education. The data stem from the Primary Sources survey of 20,000 public school teachers nationwide last summer. The survey, conducted by the Harrison Group, asked teachers across the country their thoughts on implementing [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Scholastic recently released some early results from the third edition of Primary Sources, a survey of more than 20,000 teachers across the nation. The early release highlighted three major findings concerning teachers’ views on the Common Core State Standards, which in Kentucky are called the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Here are the key findings. [...]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering free training for up to 500 high school science teachers in July 2013. The training will be conducted fully online over the first three weeks of July. Teacher may work at their own time and pace, supplemented by optional live events to earn a NOAA teacher badge. When finished, teachers then can [...]
In an effort to better engage teachers in the implementation of Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence have announced a partnership with Hope Street Group, a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work.