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Thursday, March 13
Free resources to educate youth about substance abuse available from NEA HIN
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Alarming trends in youth substance abuse, specifically an increase in prescription drug misuse, point to a need for education and prevention materials. Drug overdose mortality rates for Kentucky quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, ranking third highest in the nation. Visit the NEA Health Information Network for more information at http://www.neahin.org/.




Monday, March 10
Let Your Voice be Heard about Kentucky's New Standards
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Teachers across the country have created an “In My Classroom” YouTube channel to provide a window into how they are teaching to the CCSS (KCAS in Kentucky), the student successes they’ve seen, and how it’s benefited them as a teacher. Please complete and submit this week and next, so that videos are live before March 14. 




Friday, February 7
Nominations requested for the 2013-14 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award
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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is seeking nominations for the 2013-14 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. The deadline for applications/nominations is February 28. Please visit http://www.sos.ky.gov/civics/Documents/2014civicEducator.pdf for more information.




Friday, January 24
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 21, 2014. Nominations for the Smith Wilson Award are also due February 21, 2014. Applications can be completed online at www.kea.org.




Wednesday, January 22
NKY Champions for Education Forum
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NKY Champions for Education Forum - “Our Children Can’t Wait!” - Restore Funding for Education from Early Childhood to Postsecondary will feature Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson & Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Northern Kentucky University Otto M. Building Theatre

Take the NKY Champions for Education Survey now:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NKyEducation




Wednesday, January 15
KEA Members - Keep up the great work! Continue to ask legislators to fully fund the KTRS obligation
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Since KTRS was created in 1938, its biggest advocate and protector has been the Kentucky Education Association and KEA members. More than 75 years later, in 2014 KEA is continuing that fight. There is no stronger advocate for adequate funding for KTRS than KEA. KEA has met with key legislators and with the Governor about many funding concerns, including KTRS’ funding needs, as well as restoring K-12 school funding to 2008 levels and providing teachers with raises. KEA has organized its members through our Raise Your Hand campaign to contact all state representatives and senators in support of education funding, including KTRS funding. Through the Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT), KEA works with other education advocates to support restored school funding and tax reform to yield more revenue for education, including KTRS.

Members should continue to contact their legislators about the need to fully fund the obligation to KTRS. The more they hear from their constituents the louder the message will be.




Thursday, December 5
Free Webinar: Assessment to the Core: Assessments that Enhance Learning.
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Free Webinar:  Assessment to the Core:  Assessments that Enhance Learning.  Jay McTighe, international education consultant offers a framework for designing classroom assessments that align to Kentucky Academic Core Standards.  The webinar will air Thursday, Dec. 5, 3 ET/2 CT and an archived version will be available Monday, Dec. 9.  For more information about the topics presented and access to both the live webinar and the archived version, click here.  




Tuesday, November 19
Celebrate Education Support Professionals Day November 20
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On November 20, celebrate Education Support Professionals day during American Education Week. Education Support Professionals keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Click the video to learn more about ESP careers.




Tuesday, November 19
KEA Guide to Effective Teaching
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Introducing the 2013 KEA Guide to Effective Teaching, a handbook for student teachers and other pre-service educators, written and edited by KEA members who have been there.

View it here: http://issuu.com/kea_communication/docs/kea_guide_to_effective_teaching/1




Tuesday, November 19
Sponsor an Educator for a Day Event
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November 18-22 is American Education Week. KEA and NEA urge local associations to sponsor “Educator for a Day” events.




Thursday, October 17
Holly Bloodworth named 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
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A 3rd-grade teacher and KEA member at Murray Elementary School in the Murray Independent school district, Holly Bloodworth, is the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Melanie Trowel, a science teacher at Carter G. Woodson Academy in Fayette County, is the 2014 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Joanna Howerton Stevens, a mathematics teacher at Lincoln County High School in the Lincoln County school district, is the High School Teacher of the Year. Both are members of KEA.

The three joined 21 other teachers from across the state honored with 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.




Tuesday, October 1
What the Federal Government Shutdown means for KEA/NEA Members
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Memo to KEA members from KEA President Stephanie Winkler says in part, "We wanted to take this opportunity to fill you in on what the shutdown of the federal government will mean for the US Department of Education, Congressional operations, federal agencies, and staff at the NEA/KEA.  

What the shutdown means for NEA/KEA Headquarters:   NEA/KEA and its staff will continue to operate on its normal schedule during the government shutdown."




Monday, September 30
Want to help your undocumented student go to college?
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Want to help your undocumented student go to college? See if they are eligible for DACA. Own the Dream, an ally of NEA, is here to help! Download the brochure or visit www.weownthedream.org for more information.




Tuesday, September 17
In Teachers We Trust - But How Much?
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Today’s Ed Week post is from post from Guest Blogger Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt. Go to: 
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/engagement_and_reform/2013/09/in_teachers_we_trust_but_how_much.html




Tuesday, September 10
Bi-annual Teacher Open House at the Explorium of Lexington!
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Come spend an evening at the Explorium of Lexington with family members and colleagues, Tuesday, September 10 from 5-7 pm. Learn more about what we offer to aide educators through Field Trips TO GO in your classroom, Enrichment Programs at the museum, and Education Week themes. Enjoy free admission for you and your family, children’s activities, and dinner.

R.S.V.P.
859-258-3253
explore@explorium.com




Thursday, August 22
KY State Parks offer special camping offer in September
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Enjoy some cooler temperatures with a special camping offer for September from Kentucky State Parks. The parks are offering two nights for the price of one for campers from Sept. 2-29. For more information about camping, lodging, dining and recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov




Monday, August 19
SmileMakers Back to School Offer for KEA Members
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SmileMakers, in partnership with NEA Member Benefits, has a great back-to-school special for KEA members through September 7th, 2013.  Use promo code NEAMB at checkout and receive up to 50% off on selected items, plus free shipping with your order of $25 or more. Visit www.smilemakers.com to order. 




Thursday, August 15
KET Health Three60 Begins 3rd Season Wednesday with the impact of bullying on school-age children
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The Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Health Three60 series begins its third season Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time/8:00 p.m. Central time. A grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky makes the KET series possible.




Monday, August 5
Review and Revise Career & Technical Standards; Apply until Aug 9
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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards. To access the online application go to http://www.nbpts.org/standardsrevision. The application will be available through August 9, 2013.




Wednesday, June 26
Crystal Culp named 2012-13 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by KECSAC
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KEA member Crystal Culp, has been named 2012-2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Collaborative for State Agency Children. She is the president of the McCracken County Education Association and teaches at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center.




Tuesday, June 25
Reward A+ Classroom Program
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Big news! Starting July 1st Staples will launch its new Reward A+ Classroom program where parents can direct Staples Rewards value to a designated educator both during back-to-school and throughout the upcoming School Year. Visit staples.com/rewardaclassroom for details.




Thursday, June 20
Win $2500 for your classroom! Enter by July 31
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The California Casualty Academic Award of $2500 will be awarded to a NEA/KEA member to be used for their classroom.  The deadline for application is July 31, 2013. Visit http://www.calcasacademicaward.com/ for an application form.




Wednesday, June 19
New KEA Officers Begin Work
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Stephanie Winkler, a fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher at Madison County’s Mayfield Elementary School, became president of KEA on June 15.Lisa Petrey-Kirk, who has taught history and social studies for 26 years at Anderson County Middle School, was elected vice president also took office on June 15. For more information visit http://www.kea.org/uploads/files/KEANews/2012-2013/KEANewsMay2013.pdf.  




Tuesday, May 21
Oklahoma Education Association Tornado Disaster Relief Fund
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Many Oklahoma EA members were adversely affected by the devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 19 and 20. Provide assistance at http://oeatornadorelief.eventbrite.com/#




Monday, May 6
Speak out for Social Security Fairness
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A bipartisan bill was introduced in the House this week to repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO), which reduces public employees’ Social Security spousal or survivor benefits by two-thirds of their public pension, and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), which reduces the earned Social Security benefits of an individual who also receives a public pension from a job not covered by Social Security. For more information and to contact Congress, visit http://www.nea.org/home/16491.htm




Thursday, May 2
Send an airplane to Congress; tell them to make students and public education a priority!
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Airplanes are taking off and landing on time again; America’s 7.4 million public school students deserve the same support and swift action. Tell Congress to make students and public education a priority, too. Visit http://www.nea.org/home/55375.htm and send a paper airplane message to Congress!




Thursday, May 2
Celebrate great teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
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Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 6-10. National Teacher Day will be recognized on Tuesday, May 7. 

Make a real difference in the lives of amazing teachers nationwide by taking these five easy actions:

  1. Urge your elected leaders to stand up for teachers and students by restoring funding for early childhood education, special ed, college work-study and more. 
  2. Ask Congress to support educators where it really counts, in their pocketbooks. 
  3. Support public education by making a donation to the NEA Foundation.  
  4. Nominate an amazing teacher for People Magazine’s 2013 Teacher of the Year Award. 
  5. Visit your local school and find out how you can help. Volunteer in the concession stand at a football game, donate supplies, or chaperone an event.

For more celebration suggestions, visit http://www.nea.org/grants/1359.htm




Monday, April 29
Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 class of inductees into the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.  The deadline is July 15, 2013. For details visit http://www.wku.edu/kythf/.




Tuesday, April 23
Clay County EA Donates to Flood Victims
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Clay County Education Association Local Members volunteered and donated money, along with the Clay County Local, in a relief effort for the families in the Goose Rock Community that were affected by the flooding of April 17, 2013.




Tuesday, April 23
KEA's New Professionals Caucus
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KEA’s New Professionals Caucus is an initiative to attract and retain new professionals and encourage them to become leaders in KEA. It takes seconds to join so please follow the link to activate your membership today. Join at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XW3FHVP.




Sunday, April 21
Raising Money for Classroom Teachers - Register with Office Depot
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Tuesday, April 23rd there will be a television special entitled Real Change – Artists for Education - exclusively dedicated to raising money for teachers registered on AdoptAClassroom.org. Office Depot is the title sponsor. Teachers should go to www.officedepot.com/realchange to register and be eligible to receive funds that will be raised from the television special.




Wednesday, April 3
NEA RA Delegate Election Results
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Election results for the NEA RA delegates have been verified by the KEA Constitution/Compliance Committee.  To view results, choose the East Region or the West Region.

To view alternate results, choose East Region or West Region.




Thursday, March 21
Congratulations, Union County!
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Congratulations, Union County!  Having reached 100% participation on the TELL survey, Union County was selected this week as the district to receive $1,000 for one teacher.




Wednesday, March 13
Nominate NEA members for English Language Learners Program Summit
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The English Language Learners Program Summit is a continuation of the NEA’s commitment to ensuring a great public school for every student. The NEA ELL Program Summit will take place on April 19-21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Nominations are due March 19, 2013.




Wednesday, March 13
TALK Conference Presenters Needed
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On June 19-21, KEA will co-sponsor a conference “by, for and about” teachers. Registration will open in early-April. KEA invites members to consider making a presentation at the conference. The conference is co-sponsored by KEA, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Kentucky Department of Education. Deadline for presenter application is April 15, 2013.




Tuesday, March 12
Call for Conference Presenters
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On June 19-21, KEA will co-sponsor a conference “by, for and about” teachers. Registration will open in early-April. KEA invites members to consider making a presentation at the conference. The conference is co-sponsored by KEA, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Kentucky Department of Education. Watch www.kea.org for more information. Presenters who are interested should review the guidelines and download the application.




Tuesday, March 12
Did you TELL?
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Have you completed the TELL survey? Do you have questions or need surveys? Contact the New Teacher Center at helpdesk@tellkentucky.org if you need assistance with the survey.




Thursday, March 7
KEA Honors New 2012 NBCTs at Governor's Mansion
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Kentucky has 268 new NBCTs!  The NBCT's, their guests, KY House and Senate legislators, and other education dignitaries gathered for a ceremony honoring their new Board Certified status today at the Governor’s Mansion.




Friday, March 1
Green Eggs and Ham! The Cat-A-Van Tour stops in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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The National Education Association’s 2013 Read Across America Cat-A-Van Tour stopped in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on February 26 for visits to Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School and Belmont Elementary School.




Thursday, February 28
KEA member Cayeann Cowan receives first NKEA Teacher of the Year Award
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Congratulations, Cayeann! Cayanne Cowan, who teaches 8th Grade Math at Sharp Middle School in Pendleton County received the very first NKEA Teacher of the Year Award on Thursday, February 28.




Thursday, February 28
NEA RA Delegate Election March 1-31
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All active KEA certified and ESP members are eligible to vote for NEA RA delegates. The election begins 6 am March 1 and ends 6 pm March 31, 2013. To vote, visit https://election.kea.org