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Grant Co. Election
May 29 - May 31

Grant County election - Click here to vote




Fourth district retired election
May 20 - May 31
Tags: Online Voting 

Fourth district retired members vote here




EKEA Retired District Board election
Election open May 10 - May 26
Tags: Online Voting 

EKEA retired members vote here for the EKEA Retired District Board

http://election.kea.org




Fayette Co. EA members vote here
Voting open May 6 - May 10

Fayette Co. EA members vote here for the BOD seat election3.kea.org




Apply for the KEA Fellows Leadership Program
Deadline to apply is June 14th
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA Fellows Program - Building Emerging Leadership across the State

The KEA Fellows Program was created in 2013 to foster and mentor emerging leaders in our association. At KEA, we believe that leadership is not only a gift but a right. In order to be the “preeminent voice in public education” in Kentucky, it is imperative that we are guided by energetic and passionate leaders who understand the mission of KEA and the value of great public schools.

Becoming a KEA Fellow involves a commitment not only of spirit but of time. Fellows will be mentored by the KEA Executive Committee and immersed in learning the duties and responsibilities of KEA Leadership at all levels. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend local, state, regional, and national experiences in the association. There will be an emphasis on studying leadership styles and opportunities to foster and develop those styles. Within the electronic application, is a detailed contract that outlines the expectations of the program.

The time commitment for this program varies. The expectations are that each Fellow will attend at least the 2 face-to-face meetings in Frankfort that occur on Saturdays, and 1 national conference that will require you to miss one day of school. Other activities will require some extra time but are completed on one’s own schedule.

Thank you for your interest in the KEA Fellows program. The 2019-2020 application process is open until June 14 .

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell




FCESPA members vote here
Tags: News Online Voting 

All active Fayette County ESP members are eligible to vote for Fayette County ESP director at large. The election will be active at 6 am April 22 and end at 6 pm April 26, 2019. To vote, visit https://election3.kea.org




Boone County Classified Employees Association members Vote Here!
Election open April 19 - 26
Tags: Online Voting 

Members of Boone County Classified Employees Association will vote for 1 year positions.  Click here to vote.




BCEA Members Vote Here
Election open April 29 - May 3
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA members of BCEA will vote for the BCEA Executive Council from April 29th - May 3rd  Click here to vote.




2019 Let's Talk Conference
Register Today!
Tags: Conferences 

This annual conference is co-hosted by KEA and the Kentucky National Board Network.  It is designed to  share the great strategies and successes that take place in Kentucky’s classrooms.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Sign up now so you don't miss out!

Do you want to grow as a professional? Would you like to learn about effective tools and resources to help your students successfully master Kentucky's Academic Standards? Do you want to network and hear from your colleagues? If so, then you will not want to miss out on an amazing event June 18-19 at 

John Hardin High School
384 W A Jenkins Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

At Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching and Learning, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Department of Education concerning the new accountability system and connect and learn from colleagues from across the state. This event is by, for and about ALL teachers, especially you! 

One of your colleagues said of last year's conference: "One of the best things about the conference is I felt like a professional! This is the first PD I've been to in roughly five years where I actually felt INSPIRED and ready to impact my students in a positive way."

School/districts registering groups of participants may pay via purchase orders. Include the purchase order number and contact information as you register. KEA will bill the school/district.  Register today! We hope to see you there!!

 

Proposals are no longer being submitted for the 2019 TALK conference

To print a conference flyer, click here.

Pricing (If registered before May 31st)

Pricing (after May 31st)

Click here to register

Detailed Breakout Sessions

 

Conference Schedule

June 18, 2019 (Day 1)

June 19, 2019 (Day 2)

Posters

Classroom Culture

Equity

NBCT

Social Justice




2019 Respect Conference
Register today!
Tags: Conferences 

2019 RESPECT Conference 
Representing Education Support Professionals Ensuring Career Training

Click here to register

Join us for Kentucky’s premier professional development academy for Education Support Professionals. 

KEA is excited to offer this opportunity to all of Kentucky’s Education Support Professionals (classified school employees).  There is a $25 registration fee but at the completion of the conference, KEA ESP members will receive a $75 reimbursement to cover registration and travel costs. For more information about becoming a KEA member, click here. Anyone who would like to register who does not have an email address should call 606-546-9211 or 877-893-1091 for assistance. 

Community service project: Donations for the Family Resource Center at Madeline M. Breckinridge Elementary will be accepted on the 8th and presented to a representative at lunch that day. 

Tentative schedule: Each professional development session at the RESPECT Conference will be approximately an hour long. Participants will be able to attend one session from the morning block and two sessions from the afternoon block. Click here for a tentative agenda .

Overnight accommodations may be made for Friday, June 7th with the following hotel.  Hotel reservations will not be reimbursed by the KESPA/KEA District. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. The room block at Doubletree is available until May 24th at a rate of $119 per room.  The address is:

Doubletree by Hilton
2601 Richmond Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
859-268-0060

 



2019 KEA Student Program State Student Assembly
Registration ends April 7
Tags: KEA Student Program 

The KEA Student Program’s State Student Assembly is KEA SP’s concluding conference each year. Join other aspiring educators for the final meeting on April 12-13 at the Capital Plaza in Frankfort, KY. On-line conference registration will begin on March 10 and will close on April 7 at 11:59 pm. There are no exceptions to the registration date.




Vote now for NEA RA Delegates
Election open March 1 - March 31
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA members will elect delegates to the NEA RA in this online election.  The election will be available Friday, March 1st at 6 AM to Sunday, March 31st at 6 PM (eastern time). In order to vote, KEA members must visit https://election4.kea.org

** Please Note - due to an issue discovered early in the election, anyone that voted before 2pm on March 1st will need to RE-VOTE




KEA is allowed ONE Administrator Delegate to the NEA RA this summer
Tags: News 

KEA will be taking nominations for ONE Administrator position to attend the NEA Representative Assembly in Houston TX this summer. Any KEA member that is identified as an administrator in a Kentucky public schools is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations are also accepted. Deadline to nominate an administrator member is Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 5pm ET. 




KEA Student Program Winter Conference
Registration due by February 10
Tags: KEA Student Program 

This event is open to all KEA Student Program members. We're looking forward to seeing you February 16 at the University of Kentucky for the 2019 KEA-Student Program Winter Conference.  Please join your colleagues for network opportunites and workshops to help you meet your educational goals.

The last day to register for this conference is Sunday, February 10, 2018. There are no exceptions to the registration date.




Discover more of our beautiful state!
KY State Park Discounts Available
Tags: General 

Public School Employees can get a 15% discount on a getaway at these six state resort parks: Barren River Lake, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland or Natural Bridge State Resort. The discounts run from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Find out more here. The discount is available through the Kentucky State Parks' Commonwealth Connection program.




KEA Members Nominate NEA RA Delegates
Nominations due by January 15 2019
Tags: NEA Representative Assembly 

Active KEA members who are interested in attending the 2019 NEA RA in Houston, Texas may nominate themselves to be elected as delegates. Nomination form is located here.




California Casualty Grants
Athletics Grant Deadline January 15
Tags: Grants 

California Casualty is looking to help Kentucky public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools across the Bluegrass State seeking funds for their program can apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year. 




Nominations open for KEA statewide office
Due Jan 15 by 5:00 pm ET
Tags: General 

KEA elections for statewide office will occur at the 2019 Delegate Assembly, to be held in Louisville on April 3-5, 2019.  KEA President and Vice President will be elected.. To be eligible, please return the candidate nomination form no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019.




Kenton County EA Members Vote Here
Election open Sept 26 - Oct 3
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA members of Kenton County Education Association will vote for delegates to the KEA Delegate Assembly in this online election. Voting will open at 6:00 am on September 26 and will close at 6:00 pm (eastern time) on October 3, 2018.  In order to vote, Kenton County EA members must visit https://election2.kea.org




KEA SP Fall Conference
Deadline to register is Sept 30
Tags: KEA Student Program 

KEA Student Program Fall Conference October 5 and 6, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton. Registration available here.




KEA Responds to EPSB Actions
Read more
Tags: News 

In response to yesterday's unprecedented acts by the EPSB, KEA President Stephanie
Winkler issued this statement.




New Educator Survey
Support for KY Educators
Tags: General 

KEA is a respected source for quality professional learning. Nothing is more important to the success of educator in the critical first years of their careers than good mentoring and quality professional development.  KEA is committed to engaging new educators - and to connecting them with the resources they want and need to master their professions.




Job Opening Communications Director Frankfort
Application deadline June 8 5:00 pm (ET)
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time Communications Director in the KEA Frankfort office. The Communications Director develops and implements the KEA communications program and serves as chief Public Relations adviser for the Association. The Communications Director handles internal and external messaging for the Association through written, oral, visual, print and digital modes. Download job description here.




KEA Student Program Members Vote for NEA RA Delegates
Election open April 9-13
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA members of the KEA Student Program will vote for delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly in Minneapolis in this online election. Voting will open at 6 am on April 9 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 13, 2018.  In order to vote, KEA student members must visit https://election3.kea.org




NEA RA Delegate Election Results
2018 NEA RA Minneapolis June 30-July 5
Tags: NEA Representative Assembly 

Administration delegate, West region delegates, East region delegates, West region alternates, East region alternates results are available.




2018 KEA Delegate Assembly
KEA room block closes March 8th
Tags: Delegate Assembly 

The KEA Delegate Assembly will be held April 4-6, 2018 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, 280 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202.  Information can be found here




Pensions-Retirement
A Pension Is A Promise
Tags: Pensions 

For the latest pension information, visit http://www.kea.org/wages-benefits-retirement and choose from the available links.




KY State Budget Info
Budget & Tax Reform
Tags: News 

Information about the Commonwealth of Kentucky's budget and tax reform can be found here.




KEA SP nomination for delegates to RA and SLC
Nomination deadline is March 30
Tags: KEA Student Program 

Any member of the KEA Student Program who wishes to represent Kentucky as a delegate to the Representative Assembly and Student Leadership Conference must complete and submit the official nomination form to KEA Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, March 30, 2018. The form is printed here and is available at www.kea.org. Only the official nomination form or an exact duplicate thereof will be accepted.




Are You Missing Out on These Educator Tax Deductions?
Learn more here
Tags: News 

NEA MemberBenefits wants to help educators during this tax season. Read this article before you file your tax return. We’ll help you claim your educator deductions so you can get back as much money as possible. Visit NEA MemberBenefits for more membership savings.




Rockcastle & Jackson Co KEA members vote here
Election open February 19-23
Tags: Online Voting 

Rockcastle County and Jackson County EA members will vote to elect a delegate to represent them at the KEA Delegate Assembly in this online election. Voting will open at 6:00 am on February 19 and will close at 6:00 pm (eastern time) on February 23, 2018. In order to vote, the KEA members from Rockcastle and Jackson counties must visit https://election3.kea.org 




ESP Empowerment Bulletin Board Contest
Deadline EXTENDED to February 27 2018
Tags: Grants 

The Bulletin Board & Written Presentation Contest is an ESP individual or team creates their original bulletin board remembering the theme “Diversity is…” Entries must be submitted via an electronic contest entry form.  Deadline for submission is close of business Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  For complete guidelines, click here.




KEA Government Relations Specialist Position Available
Apply by January 26, 2018
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time Government Relations Specialist to coordinate KEA’s lobbying and political activities. Job description and qualifications are available here. Qualified candidates should apply by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 26, 2018. 




KEA Diversity Lesson Plan Contest
Entries due February 2, 2018

Four KEA members will each win $200 at the Smith-Wilson Award Breakfast for submitting the winning entries in the KEA Diversity Lesson Plan Contest, administered annually by the KEA Diversity Committee. The Award Breakfast is held annually prior to the second business session of the KEA Delegate Assembly. At the 146th DA, the breakfast will be on Thursday morning, April 5. The deadline for submission of entries is Friday, February 2,  2018.




Nominations for NEA Human & Civil Rights Awards
Deadline for application is December 8 2017
Tags: General 

Nomination applications and information guidelines for the 2018 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards are available NOW on-line at www.nea.org/hcrawards! Visit the website today to submit your 2018 application to nominate champions for social justice from your community! All Human and Civil Rights Awards nomination applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, December 8th 2017.




COLA Suspension Calculator
Estimate the freeze impact here
Tags: News 

TRS retirees are currently paid a 1.5% cost of living allowance (COLA) each year.  If you are a TRS participant and want to see how much a COLA freeze could cost you, use this calculator.  If you don’t like what you see, call your legislators NOW at 1-800-372-7181 and let them know that they should find funding first and not pay for their own past-due obligations to the pension system by depriving retirees of the benefits they earned




Membership and Accounts Receivable Position at KEA
Apply today
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association (KEA) has a vacancy for the position of Membership and Accounts Receivable Associate. This is a fulltime permanent position. The successful candidate must consent to a background check.  Salary and benefits are determined by the current collective bargaining agreement. The position is located in our head office in Frankfort, KY. More details located here.

 




For KEA Members Only
Enter the weekly drawing
Tags: Member Benefits 

For four weeks starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017, enter the Treat Yourself This Holiday Giveaway for a chance to win some sweet weekly prizes. Five lucky NEA members will win each week! Enter the giveaway each week—go to: www.neamb.com/treat  Download the flyer for other discounts and shopper guides.




KEA UniServ Associate Staff Vacancy Barbourville Area
Apply by 5:00 pm ET Nov 27 2017
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time UniServ Associate to support all categories of KEA’s membership out of its Barbourville field office. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Monday, November 27.  More detailed information on  job duties is available here.




KEA Student Program Minority Conference
Register today!
Tags: KEA Student Program 

KEA Student Program will hold its third annual Minority Leadership Conference this year on November 4 from 8:00am  to 4:00pm at the new Fredrick Douglass High School in Lexington. Registration is open until October 31, 2017. Register early as space is limited. 




KEA Members Apply for KEA President's Scholarships
Apply by February 15, 2018
Tags: Grants 

KEA members are eligible to apply for KEA President's Scholarships up to $1000 in one of the following areas: Rank II, Rank I, Classified Continuing Education, or National Board Certification. Application deadline is February 15, 2018.  See more information here.




Jefferson County Teachers Association UniServ Director Vacancy Notice
Application deadline October 25, 2017
Tags: Job Openings 

The Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) is seeking applicants for a full-time UniServ Director serving the local association in Jefferson County and its members.  The office is located in Louisville, Kentucky.  JCTA is a certified unit only. Download job description and qualifications here.




Global Learning Fellowships help NEA members prepare their students
Applications are due February 5, 2018

The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship offers educators 12 months of professional development opportunities to support educators as they cultivate global competence skills and build global lesson plans that are shared with educators around the world. Application can be found here and must be submitted by February 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) in order to be for considered for the 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship.




KEA local leaders must submit delegate election results
by November 30, 2017
Tags: Delegate Assembly 

The 146th KEA Delegate Assembly will convene April 4-6, 2018, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel. Delegates to DA 146 will elect a new NEA Director and two Ethnic Minority Directors-at-Large. Local associations should be holding (or scheduling) their delegate elections now. Names of delegates to the 2018 DA must be submitted by November 30 to Valerie Leathers at KEA headquarters in Frankfort. Forms can be found here.




KEA Student Program 2017 Fall Conference
Registration begins Sept 5
Tags: KEA Student Program 

We are looking forward to seeing you September 29-30, 2017 in Bowling Green at the Holiday Inn / Convention Center for the KEA-Student Program Fall Conference. Register here for the Fall Conference. Registration begins September 5, 2017.




Back to School Welcome
View KEA President's video message
Tags: News 

KEA President Stephanie Winkler welcomes members to the new school year and offers words of encouragement. Welcome to an exciting new school year! 




KEA KTIP Training Available
Contact your KEA office
Tags: KTIP Meetings 

To register call the KEA Office hosting the training you would like to attend. Space may be limited, so don’t delay.  View the flyer for dates, locations, times and number for the KEA office near you.




KEA Intervenes in Attorney General Lawsuit
Learn more...
Tags: News 

(Frankfort, KY)  Late this afternoon, the Kentucky Education Association filed a Motion to Intervene in Civil Action 17-CI-00673 currently pending in Franklin Circuit Court.  That original action, filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth, challenges the legality of Governor Bevin’s recent Executive Order no. 2017-364, which purports to reorganize the Education Professional Standards Board and other education-related boards.  KEA seeks to intervene in order to protect the rights of certified educators.




Kick-start your new school year
Visit today!
Tags: NEA MB 

Visit neamb.com/BTS today to get your back-to-school resources! 




KEA State JUNIOR ETHNIC MINORITY DIRECTOR Vacancy
Apply by August 21
Tags: General 

KEA has a vacancy in the position of State Junior Ethnic Minority Director.  An election will be held at the August 24th-25th KEA Board meeting in Frankfort. Those interested in running for the position should send nomination to: KEA President, Stephanie Winkler swinkler@kea.org by Monday, August 21, 2017 Self nominations are accepted. Only active, ethnic minority members of the KEA are eligible to run for this position.




145th KEA Delegate Assembly
Delegates elected officers and honored award winners
Tags: Delegate Assembly 

Recap of the 145th KEA Delegate Assembly: Delegates elected new officers, honored Teacher and Education Support Professional of the Year and presented scholarships to outstanding pre-service teachers.




2017 Local Presidents + Next Generation Leaders Training
Register Today!
Tags: Conferences 

2017 Local Presidents + Next Generation Leaders combines the best of our highly successful Local Presidents Training and Emerging Leaders Training. The training event is July 17-18 at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, in Lexington. (Rooms are available on July 16 and 17.) Register today!




KEA Student Members Vote for NEA RA Delegates - New Election
Election open April 10 - April 14
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA Student Program members will vote for delegates to the NEA Representatives Assembly. Voting will open at 6 am on April 10 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 14, 2017. The previous election was suspended because a candidate was not on the ballot.  If you voted in the previous election, you will need to vote in this election in order for your ballot to be counted. In order to vote, KEA student members must visit https://election4.kea.org.




NEA RA Delegate Information
KEA delegates will head to Boston for the RA
Tags: News 

NEA's Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and the first week of July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. The 2017 annual meeting will take place in Boston, MA.  The Kentucky Delegate Caucus begins on June 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  First-time delegates have a short meeting at 10:30 a.m. that day. More information is available here.

 




Let's TALK Conference Registration Open
Registration Still Open
Tags: Conferences 

Do you want to grow as a professional? Would you like to learn about effective tools and resources to help your students successfully master Kentucky's Academic Standards? Do you want to network and hear from your colleagues? If so, then you will not want to miss out on an amazing event June 12-13 at Edythe J Hayes Middle School, 260 Richardson Place, Lexington, KY 40509. Register here.




rESPect Conference Registration is Open!
Join us on June 17
Tags: Leadership Training 

The OEA and the KEA are proud to announce the Joint 2017 rESPect Conference: “Better Together” June 16-17 at Ockerman Middle School 8300 US Hwy 42, Florence, KY 41042. The conference has been funded by NEA.  ESP local association members are encouraged to attend in teams.  If you are unable to attend with a team, you will be paired with a team.  The conference registration is $25 and covers one night (double occupancy) on Friday night. View the flyer for more details. View the Conference sessions and tentative agenda

Register today!




Apply to be a KEA Classroom Management Trainer
Application deadline May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA is seeking applicants for an upcoming creation of Classroom Management training.  Applicants will need to complete the information at this link and upload an educational resume and 2 letters of recommendation -- one from a peer and another from an administrator/supervisor supporting your participation based on what they know and have observed with your classroom management style. The application window with close on May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm.




KEA SP State Student Assembly
Registration closes March 29
Tags: KEA Student Program 

The KEA Student Program’s State Student Assembly is KEA SP’s concluding conference each year. Join other aspiring educators for the final meeting on April 7-8 at the Lexington Embassy Suites. There will be networking, professional and leadership development and a business session during which new officers will be elected, chapter awards given out and participants selected to attend the NEA Student Leadership Conference in Boston, MA, June 27-30. On-line conference registration will begin on March 16 and will close on March 29 at 5:00 pm. There are no exceptions to the registration date.




KEA Assessment Survey
Current Active members please respond
Tags: Surveys 

KEA is conducting a short survey around the use of assessments in your schools and districts.  This survey is to help with upcoming work around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and 2017 Senate Bill 1.  If you are a current Active practicing classroom teacher member please click on the link below and help us gather data regarding the assessments your students take and how they impact your instruction.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnPodc6iSp0iZjSkwmRxOeL_9ti7PMo2CAXl93JGB-SI1zWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link




Nominations open for KEA SP delegates to NEA RA
Nominations Due March 24
Tags: KEA Student Program 

The KEA Student Program will hold an online election, if necessary, to choose its voting delegates to the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly to be held July 1 to July 6 in Boston, MA. Elected delegates also will attend the NEA Student Leadership Conference June 27 - June 30, which is also in Boston. Any member of the KEA Student Program who wishes to represent Kentucky as a delegate to the Representative Assembly and Student Leadership Conference must complete and submit the official nomination form to KEA Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 24, 2017. Additional information may be requested by sending an email to State Student Organizer Rosalind Bryant (rosalind.bryant@kea.org).




KEA News March Edition Available
TELL survey article and more
Tags: News 

The lead story of the March 2017 issue of KEA News covers the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey, which is live from March 1- 31 and through which Kentucky public school teachers and other certified staff have another chance to tell administrators and education policy makers about the conditions in their schools and classrooms. View the March 2017 issue here.




KEA members win $1000
Sponsored by NEA Read Across America and NEA Foundation
Tags: Grants 

Congratulations to fifteen (15) KEA members who will receive checks for $1,000 this month to purchase books for their school libraries! They have won NEA’s Books Across America Library Books Awards from NEA’s Read Across America and the NEA Foundation.




Celebrate Reading!
Resources available
Tags: Read Across America 

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Plan a reading event, download artwork, read all year long! Resources are available here.




Take advantage of your NEA Member Benefits
Savings in March
Tags: NEA MB 

KEA members can save on GE appliances, travel perks from Hertz and savings at Costco membership in March. Visit www.neamb.com/clickandsave for more information.




Legislators Discuss SB 1, Other K-12 Bills On Kentucky Tonight
Tune in at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
Tags: News 

On tonight's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Renee Shaw and members of the Kentucky General Assembly will discuss K-12 education (including Senate Bill 1).  Kentucky Tonight airs on KET Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central, and streams live at KET.org/live




Take SB 80 survey here
Survey closes Jan 20 at 5 pm
Tags: Surveys 

Please take this short survey so that we may share your thoughts about SB 80 with Senator Wilson. This survey will be open from Wednesday, Jan 18 through Friday, Jan 20 at close of business.




KEA Student Program Winter Conference
Register by Feb 14
Tags: KEA Student Program 

Register today for the 2017 KEA-Student Program Winter Conference. Please join your colleagues for network opportunities and workshops to help you meet your educational goals.




Stay Focused: Win a Car from California Casualty
Enter until Sept 1 2017
Tags: Member Benefits 

KEA members who make a promise to drive safely will be eligible to win a new car from California Casualty. The year-long Promise to Drive Focused campaign is dedicated to preventing needless tragedies from inattentive or distracted driving. KEA members can join the commitment to drive focused and be entered to win at www.DrivingFocused.com. The campaign will run through September 1, 2017. The new car winner will be announced in September or October of 2017.




ESSA in Kentucky
Learn more here
Tags: News 

In December of 2015 the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama.  This was a replacement for No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  With this new law comes new opportunities for states and districts to have a voice in the opportunities our students have. For resources and information, click here.




Student Empowerment Essay and Visual Art Contest
Deadeline is Jan 13 2017
Tags: News 

KEA is sponsoring a Student Empowerment Essay and Visual Art Contest for preschool through 12th Grade. Students in the Commonweath of Kentucky are invited to create an original essay and/or piece of artwork that embodies the statement "I love my public school because..." Deadline for submission is Friday, January 13, 2017.  Contest rules, entry form and submission guidelines can be found here.




Bullitt Co. members vote here
Election open Nov 7-11
Tags: Online Voting 

Bullitt County KEA members will vote for officers and KEA delegates NOvember 7 -11, 2016. Voting will open at 6 am on November 7 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on November 11, 2016. In order to vote, Bullitt County KEA  members must visit https://election3.kea.org 




Scholarships, Awards & Grants for KEA Members
Apply today
Tags: Grants 

KEA and NEA offer support and assistance to members through scholarship and grant programs. Visit here for more information.




Are you considering National Board Certification?
Register for Jump Start Sessions
Tags: National Board Certification Trainings 

NBCT/ KEA Cadre has many opportunities to help you along your professional journey. Join the Kentucky National Board Network or attend a Jump Start seminar today! 




GPO/WEP Seminar for Northern KY Teachers & Retirees
RSVP by October 12 - seating is limited
Tags: News 

For teachers who are impacted, expect to be impacted, or want to learn more about the GPO/WEP, which penalizes retired public servants by taking away their own and spousal benefits they earned throughout their careers a GPO/WEP seminar will be held at Turkey Foot Middle School, Wednesday, October 19. Registration begins at 4:30; seminar is 5 to 7 pm. Seating is limited. Register by email to cgossett@kea.org or call 859.331.2488 before noon Wednesday, October 12. Download a flyer with more details here.

 




KTIP Training for Northern KY Intern Teachers
Register by Sept 12
Tags: News 

KEA and NKEA are sponsoring "What Every Intern Should Know about KTIP!" Tuesday, September 20 at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Registration begins at 4:30; meal at 5:00 pm. Registration deadline is 12 noon Monday, September 12. Free to members of KEA, the cost to non-members is $50. Additional information and the registration form is available here.




KEA Student Program Fall Conference
Register by Sept 26
Tags: KEA Student Program 

KEA Student Program Fall Conference will be September 30 - October 1 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.  Please join your colleagues for network opportunities and workshops to help you meet your educational goals. 




UniServ Director Vacancy in Louisville Area
Application deadline September 5, 2016
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time UniServ Director to support all categories of KEA’s membership in Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer Counties as well as all categories of KEA’s membership in Anchorage Independent Schools and the Kentucky School for the Blind in Jefferson County. The office is currently located in Louisville, Kentucky. Application deadline is September 5, 2016. Application details can be found here.




Members enter to win $2,500
Enter by October 15
Tags: NEA MB 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month! Visit mynealife.com and enter to win up $2,500 in prizes. Enter by October 15, 2016 for a chance to win.




Back to School with KEA 2016
Video message from Stephanie Winker
Tags: News 

KEA President Stephanie Winkler welcomes back KEA members and their colleagues to Kentucky's public schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take three minutes and watch!




KEA seeking nominations for NEA Director vacancy
Apply by August 22
Tags: NEA Board 

Due to a resignation from office, KEA is seeking nominees for NEA Director.  Eligible nominees must be Active KEA members and must have been NEA members for two years immediately preceding the election.  The successful candidate will serve on the NEA Board of Directors until April 6, 2017, when a permanent director will be elected by the KEA Delegate Assembly.  Candidates may self-nominate and must complete the official candidate filing form and return it to KEA by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016.




Start the new school year with ideas from NEA Member Benefits
Visit neamb.com/BTS today
Tags: NEA MB 

Visit neamb.com/BTS to find the resources you need to prepare your classroom and yourself as you get ready to head back to school.




California Casualty Lowers Rates for Kentucky Drivers
9% rate reduction in Kentucky
Tags: Member Benefits 

California Casualty has some great news about our auto insurance rates effective May 1, 2016. Visit here today for a quote or more information.




UniServ Director Vacancy in Hazard Area
Application deadline July 18, 2016
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time UniServ Director to support all categories of KEA’s membership in Breathitt, Knott, Letcher, Leslie, Lee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe Counties.  The office is currently located in Hazard, Kentucky. Deadline for application is July 18, 2016. Job description located here.




UniServ Director Vacancy in Russell Springs Area
Application deadline July 18, 2016
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking applicants for a full-time UniServ Director to support all categories of KEA’s membership in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Metcalf, Monroe, Russell, Pulaski and Wayne Counties.  The office is currently located in Russell Springs, Kentucky.  Deadline for application is July 18, 2016. Job description located here.




A Successful TALK Conference
See us on Facebook
Tags: News 

More than 300 Kentucky public school educators gathered on Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14, for the fourth annual TALK Conference, Kentucky’s only professional learning conference about teaching, by teachers, for teachers. See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KEAmembers/




RESPECT Conference Well Attended
Pictures on Facebook!
Tags: News 

The second annual KEA RESPECT conference, the only professional learning conference for education support professionals in Kentucky public schools, was held Saturday, June 11 at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School in Lexington. We have posted an album of pictures from KEA RESPECT 2016 on our Facebook page. Click this link to check them out: https://www.facebook.com/KEAmembers/




Read Across America Grants Available
Apply by September 15
Tags: Grants 

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The application deadline is September 15, 2016. Grant application can be found here.




May issue of KEA News online
Proposed pay freeze unites JCTA members
Tags: News 

May issue of KEA News (Volume 52, Issue 4) is available here: https://issuu.com/kea_communication/docs/kea_news_volume_52_issue_4_for_issu/1




KEA Local Presidents' Training - Registration Closed
July 21-22 in Lexington
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA Local Presidents' training will be held July 21-22, 2016 at the Lexington Green. Training will begin at 2 PM (EDT) on July 21 and continue all day July 22. View the program here.  Registration has closed. 




RESPECT Conference Registration Closed
June 11 in Lexington
Tags: Conferences 

Kentucky Education Support Professionals RESPECT Conference will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary in Lexington. Download a flyer here.  Registration is now closed.




Boone County EA members vote for officers April 25-29
Tags: Online Voting 

Boone County Education Association members online election for local association officers will be active April 25-29, 2016. Voting will open at 6 am on April 25 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 29, 2016. In order to vote, BCEA members must visit https://election.kea.org 




Kenton County KEA members vote for instructional calendar April 18-22
Tags: Online Voting 

Kenton County KEA members will vote for an instructional calendar April 18 - 22, 2016. Voting will open at 6 am on April 18 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 22, 2016. In order to vote, Kenton County KEA  members must visit https://election4.kea.org 




Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards
Tags: News 

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline, a business unit of Ashland Inc. To apply, click here. Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2016.




Register on-site for TALK
June 13-14 in Northern KY
Tags: Conferences 

Regisration for the 4th annual Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching and Learning conference is now closed. On-site registration is available.




KEA Officer Election Results
Tags: News 

Results of the KEA Officer elections are:

President - Stephanie Winkler

Vice President - Eddie Campbell

NEA Board of Director - Jo McKim

Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2 both passed.  




KEA Student members vote here for delegate to NEA RA
Tags: Online Voting 

Members of the KEA Student Program will vote for three (3)  delegates to attend the NEA Representative Assembly. Voting will begin at 6 PM Monday, April 4 and will end 6 PM Monday, April 11. If you previously voted, you are encouraged to vote again at https://election3.kea.org.




NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow Apply Now!
Tags: News 

Applications for the 2016-2017 NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program are now available and can be found here.  The LFT program is open to any K-12 or higher education NEA ESP member who meets the application criteria. Deadline for application is April 8, 2016.




2016 KEA Emerging Leadership Program
Tags: Conferences 

The purpose of KEA’s Emerging Leadership program is to identify, train and equip a racially and culturally diverse group of potential leaders to carry out the mission of KEA. Download a flyer and application form here. Registration deadline is May 2, 2016.




Call for Workshop Proposals at the NEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women
Tags: News 

The 2016 NEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women will be held at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. on June 30, 2016.  Individuals interested in presenting at the conference are required to submit their proposals using the online portal at 2016 JC Call for Proposals. Interested individuals may also use the link located on the NEA Joint Conference on Minorities and Women’s site.




KEA SP Members must nominate themselves by March 25 for election of delegates to NEA RA and NEA Student Leadership Conference
Tags: KEA Student Program News 

Any member of the KEA Student Program who wishes to represent Kentucky as a delegate to the Representative Assembly and Student Leadership Conference must complete and submit the official nomination form to KEA Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 25, 2016. The form is available here.




Gov. Bevin 2016-2018 Budget Proposal
Tags: News 

Gov. Bevin's 2016-2018 Budget Proposal is linked here.




Would you like to present at the TALK Conference in June?
Tags: Conferences News 

We're looking for the best of the best to present at the Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching and Learning Conference in June.  Details and application process can be found in the Call for Conference Proposals.


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