2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year: I choose to stay

Every time you log into social media, turn on the TV, or speak to anyone who works in education, the harsh realities that are crippling educators are evident. Problems ranging from concerning legislation, challenging student behaviors, overwhelming work demands, toxic cultures, poor leadership, safety concerns, lack of support - the list goes on and on. These factors are contributing to many leaving the profession, and rightfully so, in many cases. Yet, I choose to stay.

By |2023-03-09T14:06:11-05:00March 8, 2023|

TELL Kentucky Survey off to a good start; first cash award given

After just one week, more than 9,500 Kentucky educators have taken part in the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Survey of school working conditions. That represents about 18 percent of the school-based certified educators eligible to participate. Two districts, Leslie County and Harlan Independent, have already achieved a 100 percent response rate; and 250 schools have already met or [...]

By |2015-03-10T10:46:56-04:00March 12, 2015|

‘Nothing less than excellence,’ educator urges

Former principal Baruti Kafele brought his message of the intentionality of excellence to more than 700 Kentucky educators recently during the Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington. Educators need to be intentional about what students see, feel, hear and experience at school because those things matter more than content, Kafele told the educators.

By |2014-10-07T10:43:05-04:00October 7, 2014|

Asian Studies Symposium

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Asia Center at the University of Kentucky is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, postsecondary, and community-based education. Learning and Teaching About Asia will be held at the William T. Young library on the UK campus on April 13 from 10-4:30 p.m. ET. Workshops are free and open to [...]

By |2013-03-27T12:45:12-04:00March 28, 2013|

Mathematics and science nominations sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) -- the nation's highest honors for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The awards alternate annually between K-6 teachers and those in grades 7-12. The 2013 awards honor 7-12 mathematics and science teachers. Nominations can be made here. The nomination deadline is April [...]

By |2012-12-19T15:37:27-05:00December 20, 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|

Nominees sought for mathematics/science awards

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Since 1983, more than 4,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Award winners receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a $10,000 award from the National [...]

By |2012-02-01T13:42:19-05:00February 2, 2012|
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