Marshall County Election
May 18 - 19
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Click here to vote




Floyd County - FCEA Election
May 18 - 22
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FCEA members Vote Here




Union County Election
May 14 - 19
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Click here to vote: election3.kea.org

 

 

 




KEA Aspiring Educator Assembly
Registration closes May 28
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KEA Aspiring Educator Assembly

May 30th, 2020 via Zoom

10:00am-12:30pm

Click below to register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh1fkixja5dd535c&llr=9fy5tmeab&showPage=true

 

 




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Check out our new KEA Member Seal! Show your pride in KEA by downloading it and using it on your social media outlets and email correspondence! Stay Proud KEA Members!

https://www.kea.org/uploads/files/KEANews/seal.png

You can also use the seal to help direct potential members to join KEA via email! Here's how:

-Download the seal and insert the image into the body of an email.
-Right click the seal, select "link" or "hyperlink", and insert the following link into the form:
https://www.kea.org/form.users.asp

This makes the image "clickable" and directs potential members to the new membership form.  

 

 




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Check out our new KEA Member Seal! Show your pride in KEA by downloading it and using it on your social media outlets and email correspondence! Stay Proud KEA Members!

https://www.kea.org/uploads/files/KEANews/seal.png

 




ESP Members Register HERE
On-Line Learning Courses
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ESP Members Register HERE for On-Line Learning Courses 

Thanks to an organizing grant from NEA & KEA, we have secured an agreement with a company called the Professional Learning Board (PLB). PLB provides on-line learning courses that can be accessed remotely and completed at your own pace. KEA has selected specific courses that will meet the needs of our ESP members in all job categories, which we are making available FREE to KEA ESP members across the state. With approval from your school district, these courses can count as professional development hours.  

WHAT COURSES DO ESP MEMBERS HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM?

These 12 are General Courses that apply for ALL ESP Categories: (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, school secretaries, para-educators, etc.)  They are:

Assistive communication

Bullying preventions and policies for schools

Bullying the golden rule solution

Child abuse prevention

Cognitive skills understanding learning challenges

Cultural competency

English language learners

Internet safety in a connected world

Introduction to autism

Mental health and suicide warning signs

Recognizing early onset mental health disorders

Understanding ADHD

 

These 8 courses are more specific for the para-educator in the classroom: 

Apps for education

Classroom collaboration

Classroom management for positive behaviors

Classroom organization

Differentiation of gifted and talented students

Reading across the curriculum

Reading through technology in the classroom

Tackling tough text

If you are a KEA ESP member interested in taking a course, please use the link at the top of the page to register and access the learning portal.

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NEA RA election assistance
March 1 - April 17
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Voting information for the NEA RA election is available in the February edition of the KEA Newsletter, however, if you need any assistance, please call 866-384-9978.  Please note, the phone number listed in the KEA newsletter regarding the election is not in service.

The website address for the election is keavotes.com

Note: This election does not apply to Aspiring Educators or Retired members




2020 Respect Conference
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2020 RESPECT Conference 
Rising Education Support Professionals Excelling in Careers Together

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 will be accepted for a local Family Resource Center at to be accepted on the 13th 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. 

Overnight accommodations may be made for Friday, June 12th 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 Hilton Garden Inn is available until May 22nd at a rate of $159 per room, king rooms only available. The address is: 

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Description automatically generatedHilton Garden Inn
203 Commerce Dr
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-900-4899

When:

June 13, 2020 8: 00 AM – 4: 45 PM

Where:

John Hardin High School

384 W A Jenkins Rd

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Contact:

Heather Gibson

KEA

877-893-1091

Heather.gibson@kea.org




Aspiring Educator NEA RA Nomination Form
Deadline March 27th
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KEA Aspiring Educator NEA RA Nomination form

 

Any member of the KEA Aspiring Educators may nominate him/herself as a candidate for election as a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly to be held in Atlanta, GA, July 2 through 6, 2020.  Election as a delegate to the NEA RA includes attendance at the NEA Aspiring Educator Leadership Conference, which will occur in Atlanta June 29 to July 1. 

Every nominee must be a member of KEA Aspiring Educators. Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. eastern, March 27, 2020.  Only nominations submitted through this form will be accepted.

The number of delegate positions will be based on the KEA Aspiring Educator membership as of March 15, 2020.  At this time, KEA expects the Aspiring Educators to have three (3) delegates.  If the number of nominees exceeds the number of available delegate positions, an online election will be conducted beginning 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13 and ending at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17.  

Elected delegates to the NEA RA will receive a stipend from KEA to offset costs associated with attendance.  All delegated must submit a completed voucher, with appropriate receipts, within 60 days of adjournment of the NEA RA.  All elected delegates must attend all Kentucky caucus meetings and business sessions.  Please see KEA Board policy 3.2 for more information. 




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SB 7-Site Based Council Reform




TRS Board of Trustee nominations
Deadline February 7th at 5pm
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TRS Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for one (1) open active teacher seat for the Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Trustees. Nominations are open to any active (currently employed and contributing) TRS member.

Nominations are due no later than 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) February 7, 2020

The TRS Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for one (1) open active teacher seat on the TRS Board. Nominations will be accepted through 5:00 pm eastern on February 7th, 2020. Any active TRS member is eligible to be nominated (or to self-nominate) for consideration by the committee. All nominees’ status as an active annuitant will be verified by TRS. Nominees who meet eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the committee and two (2) candidates will be placed on the ballot. In April and May 2020, active and retired TRS members will participate in an election to fill the open position on the board of trustees. Voting will include the option to vote electronically through the Pathway member self-service portal on the TRS website.

Nomination Form

Elected members of the TRS Board of Trustees serve a 4-year term. State law requires the Board of Trustees meet on the third Monday of March, June, September and December. (Special meetings are called when needed.) All TRS Board of Trustee meetings are held in the boardroom of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky, 479 Versailles Rd., Frankfort, KY, 40601.

 




Day of Learning
Schedule
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Day of Learning - Tuesday schedule

Day of Learning - Thursday schedule

 

 




NEA RA statewide nomination process
Deadline is January 15, 2020
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The  2020 NEA Representative Assembly will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 2 to 6.

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  

All delegates at the NEA RA are members of their state affiliates who are elected by their peers.  There are two ways for an Active KEA member to be elected as as delegate to the 2020 NEA Representative Assembly: as a "statewide" delegate or as a "local" delegate.

Statewide delegates represent the membership at large. Only Active members (certified or ESP) are eligible to be elected as statewide delegates. The number of statewide delegates from KEA will be allocated by NEA in mid-January.  Statewide delegates receive a stipend from KEA to help cover the cost of travel, hotel, meals and other expenses incurred to attend the NEA RA.  Expenses in excess of the stipend are the responsiblity of the delegate.  If the entire stipend is not spent, the remainder must be returned to KEA.  All statewide delegates must attend all business sessions of the NEA RA and must timely submit a detailed voucher, with appropriately detailed receipts.  The KEA Board policy regarding statewide delegate responsibilities can be found here. 

Statewide delegates are elected regionally; the region in which you are elected and in which you can vote is based on the county in which you work.  The election for statewide delegates to the NEA RA will be held from March 1 to 31, 2020.  Delegate candidates are ranked according to the number of votes received (from highest to lowest), and are placed into delegate slots in that order.  Once the allocated delegate seats are filled, the remaining candidates become alternates.  Alternates are required almost every year, and are called in order based on the number of votes received. 

If you are an Active KEA member and are interested in running for a statewide delegate position, you must submit your completed nomination form to KEA by 5:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  Forms may be emailed to CCC@kea.org; faxed to 502-227-9002; or mailed to KEA, 401 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY  40601. No other means of submission will be allowed.  Late submitted forms will not be accepted. 

2020 NEA RA statewide delegate nomination form

Counties by NEA RA election region

KEA Board of Directors NEA RA stipend policy

 

Local delegates to the NEA RA represent their local association.  Local delegates are allocated based on January 2020 membership numbers.  Local presidents will receive notice of the number of NEA RA delegates they may elect. Local associations are responsible to pay the travel, hotel and other expenses for their local delegates to attend the NEA RA. Local associations that are too small to elect a delegate to the NEA RA have the option to cluster with another local for that purpose. Local presidents can expect to begin receiving information about NEA RA local delegate elections during the late winter/early spring of 2020.




Inaugural Parade - December 10th
Educators - Register here!
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Educators, sign up to be Grand Marshalls in the inaugural parade on December 10th by clicking the link below:

Registration




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Please note - this conference has been cancelled

 

 

KEA Aspiring Educators 
4th Annual Minority Leadership Conference

Saturday, November 9th, 8am-4pm

Bryan Station High School - Lexington, KY

Click here to register

 

 




KEA accepting nominations
Ethnic Minority Director at Large
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Due to a vacancy in the position of KEA Ethnic Minority Director at Large, the KEA Board of Directors is accepting nominations to fill the position on an interim basis.  Any Active KEA member who identifies as an Ethnic Minority is eligible to nominate herself or himself .  Members who self-nominate must complete this form and submit it by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 to the Chair of the Compliance/Constitution Committee.  Nominees will be asked to appear at the December meeting of the KEA Board of Directors to speak to the group, which will conduct a secret ballot election to fill the position until the 2020 KEA Delegate Assembly in April.   Delegates at the 2020 DA will elect an eligible Active member to serve the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends on June 30, 2021. 




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Register to Vote at govoteky.com/empowered




Read Across America grant
Applications due by Sept. 15
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Because motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement, NEA created "Read Across America" as an annual event intended to engage every child in every community to celebrate  and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Although March 2 has traditionally been designated as "Read Across America" day, events can occur anytime throughout the year.

Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts or KEA locals. Grants are limited to $500 per applicant, per year.  For 19-20, applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern on Monday, September 16, 2019.  Decisions will be made by October 15 and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

The primary purpose of any Read Across America event should be to promote child literacy, and that will be one of the criteria for judging each grant request.  KEA's Read Across America Committee will  also consider the following:  the extent to which the activity includes participation by multiple categories of KEA membership and encourages cooperation among Active, Retired and Aspiring Educator (student) members; whether the event develops strong KEA locals; the number of children expected to participate; the level of publicity and community outreach expected; and other criteria that may be established by the committee.

KEA district associations, KEA-Aspiring Educator chapters or KEA-Retired applicants are eligible to apply. The 2019-20 Read Across America grant application is available here. See KEA Board Policy for additional guidelines.

 




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Visit NEA Member Benefits today!

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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




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Click here to view the KEPAC endorsed candiates for 2019

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BCEA Members Vote Here
Election open April 29 - May 3
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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
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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)

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Detailed Breakout Sessions

 

Conference Schedule

June 18, 2019 (Day 1)

June 19, 2019 (Day 2)

Posters

Classroom Culture

Equity

NBCT

Social Justice




Vote now for NEA RA Delegates
Election open March 1 - March 31
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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




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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. 




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Membership in KEA provides the peace of mind to Kentucky educators that workplace issues and concerns are being advocated for and protected at home and in Frankfort. KEA works to secure and protect salaries, benefits, job security, retirement benefits and the right of a quality public education for every student.

In addition, member benefits include great deals and savings on hundreds of services and recreation. Check out all the great savings available to KEA members.

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Discover more of our beautiful state!
KY State Park Discounts Available
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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.




California Casualty Grants
Athletics Grant Deadline January 15
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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
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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
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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




New Educator Survey
Support for KY Educators
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.




ESP Empowerment Bulletin Board Contest
Deadline EXTENDED to February 27 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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.




145th KEA Delegate Assembly
Delegates elected officers and honored award winners
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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.




KEA SP State Student Assembly
Registration closes March 29
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

 




KEA Student Program Fall Conference
Register by Sept 26
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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
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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
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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.




KEA seeking nominations for NEA Director vacancy
Apply by August 22
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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! 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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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 0  Comments
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Gov. Bevin's 2016-2018 Budget Proposal is linked here.




Would you like to present at the TALK Conference in June? 0  Comments
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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.