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Friday, December 19
Lesson Plan Contest entries & Smith Wilson Award nominees must be received by February 21
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Entries for the KEA Lesson Plan Contest must be received February 6, 2015. Nominations for the Smith Wilson Award are also due February 6, 2015.

Friday, December 19
KEA Director of Professional Excellence Position in Frankfort
Tags: Job Openings 

The Director of Professional Excellence develops, plans and implements KEA activities to provide members with the knowledge and skills to enhance their work in public schools. The position focuses on school improvement in general and specifically on standards, curriculum, assessment, accountability, employee evaluation and National Board Certification. View the complete description for this position here.

Wednesday, December 17
Opening for Associate Staff Position in Prestonsburg Area
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The Kentucky Education Association is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of associate staff for the Prestonsburg KEA office. Deadline for applications is January 5, 2015.

Monday, December 8
Registration is open for the 2015 NEA ESP National Conference
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The 2015 NEA ESP National Conference will take place March 6-8, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ESP National Conference is NEA’s premier professional development event for ESP members nationwide. Information about the conference and registration can be found at The general registration link is  Online registration will close January 23, 2015.

Friday, December 5
State Board of Education supports action to fully fund teacher pension fund
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On Thursday, December 4, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) passed a resolution encouraging the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) to work with the Governor and General Assembly to develop solutions to fully finance the teacher pension fund. (Text of the resolution can be found here.) 

Tuesday, December 2
Nominations for election of Kentucky delegates to 2015 NEA Representative Assembly due by January 15
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Active KEA members who are interested in attending the 2015 NEA RA may nominate themselves to be elected as delegates. Active members will elect state delegates in an online election scheduled for March 1-30, 2014, at (Retired and student members will choose their delegates to the RA in separate elections.) Complete the nomination form and return it to KEA by Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:00 pm (EST). Members must log in at to view the form.

Monday, December 1
Franklin Co. KEA member Lauren Hill blogs about teacher leadership
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Franklin Co. KEA member Lauren Hill’s recent blog post was picked up by the Washington Post. Read Lauren’s thoughts about teacher leadership and avoiding “administrator-itis.”

Tuesday, November 25
Opening for Technology Systems Support Specialist in Frankfort
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The Kentucky Education Association is seeking qualified applicants for Technology Systems Support Specialist.  This position will handle KEA’s day to day technology needs, including troubleshooting for authorized users and working closely with KEA’s outside network consultant to maintain a secure, efficient and up to date user environment for all KEA employees.  This is a full-time associate staff position.  Salary will be determined based on experience and in compliance with the terms of the KEA/KEASO bargained contract.  View the complete description for this position here.

Wednesday, November 19
Call for Presenters at the TALK Conference
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This is a call for presenters for the 3rd annual TALK conference breakout sessions, which are seventy-five minutes in length. Call for Conference Proposals deadline is January 31, 2015. View details and submit proposals here.  The TALK Conference will be held June 15-16, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.


Tuesday, November 18
Statement on Fox19’s report on teachers facing disciplinary action
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KEA President Stephanie Winkler and Ohio Education Association President Becky Higgins today called a report on teacher discipline on Fox19 in Cincinnati “reckless and irresponsible.” Commissioner Holliday joined the presidents in saying he was “disappointed and disturbed” by the story.

Wednesday, November 12
Save the Date! 3rd Annual Let's TALK Conference June 15-16
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SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd annual Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching, a conference for, by and about Kentucky teachers will be held June 15-16, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville KY. Download a flyer here to share with your colleagues.

Monday, September 29
ESP of the Year Award
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The KEA Education Support Professional of the Year Award recognizes the
contributions of Education Support Professionals to their schools, communities, and their profession. The award is presented to a member of the KEA who demonstrates outstanding accomplishments and reflects the contributions of ESP to public education. Nomination application is located here. Deadline for application is February 2, 2015.

Wednesday, July 23
Kentucky Employees' Health Plan Vendor Updates
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Your Kentucky Employees' Health Plan (KEHP) aims to provide you with the best possible level of coverage, administration, and customer service.  KEHP recently announced new medical and pharmacy plan administrators, effective January 2015:  Visit for more information.

Wednesday, July 2
NEA Great Public Schools Network
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The NEA Great Public Schools Network support teacher collaboration to enhance teaching and learning. KEA members Pennye Rogers and Natalie McCutchen are facilitators of the online community. Content in the GPS Network is divided into age categories and deals with common core, literacy, fine arts, leadership, and national board certification. Visit NEA Great Public Schools Network  for more information.

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