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Monday, January 26
Auditor Adam Edelen: Too late for ‘no’ in funding teacher pensions
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Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen came away with a firm conclusion after his staff spent about a year poring over financial statements at the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System: problems facing the pension system are rooted in money, not mismanagement. View remarks  here.

Sunday, January 25
Boone County EA Members Vote Here!

Boone County Education Association members online election for Executive Officers and delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly will be active January 26-30, 2015. Voting will open at 6 am on January 26 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on January 30, 2015. In order to vote, BCEA members must visit 

Wednesday, January 21
TELL Kentucky Survey Webinar Feb 17
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The TELL Kentucky survey of all school-based certified staff will be administered in March. To help educators prepare for the survey, The New Teacher Center is conducting a webinar on February 17 at 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time). Click here to register or for more information.

Saturday, January 17
Opening for Associate Staff Position in Prestonsburg Area
Tags: Job Openings 

The Kentucky Education Association is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of associate staff for the Prestonsburg KEA office. Deadline for applications is February 20, 2015.

Wednesday, January 14
KEA Student Program Nominations for NEA RA Delegate and Leadership Conference
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The KEA Student Program will hold an election in April to choose its voting delegates to the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly to be held July 1 to July 6 in Orlando, FL. Elected delegates also will attend the NEA Student Leadership Conference June 28 - July 1, which is also in Orlando. Any member of the KEA Student Program who wishes to represent Kentucky must complete and submit the official nomination form to KEA Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 17, 2015. The form is available here.

Monday, January 5
Register Today for the 2015 NEA National Leadership Summit
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Education leaders from across the country are invited to register for the second annual NEA National Leadership Summit. Join more than 1,500 educators who will convene on February 27 through March 1, 2015 in Anaheim, California. This is an opportunity to discuss common themes of professional empowerment, teacher engagement, and impactful student-centered techniques for academic improvement.  Register today at

Monday, January 5
Assistant Executive Director for Affiliate Operations Position in Frankfort
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The Assistant Executive Director for Affiliate Operations manages KEA’s field staff in assigned field offices. This manager works with other members of the management team to achieve KEA’s mission and goals, focusing particularly on KEA’s support for its local and district affiliates. View the complete description for this position here. Position is open until filled.

Friday, December 19
KEA Director of Professional Excellence Position in Frankfort
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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.

Friday, December 19
Lesson Plan Contest entries & Smith Wilson Award nominees must be received by February 6
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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.

Monday, December 15
KEA Teacher of the Year Award - Deadline Feb 20
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The KEA Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in
teaching and advocacy for the profession. It also honors public education and the dedicated members of the KEA. Deadline for application is February 20, 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.) 

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 - Deadline Feb 15
Tags: Conferences 

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.


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 - Application Deadline Feb 20
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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 20, 2015.

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