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Friday, May 6
Knox County KEA members vote here for officers
Tags: Online Voting 

Knox County KEA members will vote for officers May 9-13, 2016. Voting will open at 6 am on May 9 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on May 13, 2016. In order to vote, Knox County KEA  members must visit https://election3.kea.org 




Tuesday, May 3
Boone County KEA members vote here to ratify contract and salary
Tags: Online Voting 

Boone County KEA members will vote to ratify salary and contract proposals May 4-6, 2016. Voting will open at 6 am on May 4 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on May 6, 2016. In order to vote, Boone County KEA  members must visit https://election.kea.org 




Monday, May 2
New Election for Fayette County ESP officers is available for voting
Tags: News Online Voting 

All active Fayette County ESP members are eligible to vote for Fayette County ESP officers. The election will be active at 11 am May 2 and end at 5 pm May 8, 2016. To vote, visit https://election4.kea.org




Friday, April 22
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 




Friday, April 15
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 




Tuesday, April 12
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.




Thursday, April 7
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.  




Monday, April 4
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.




Tuesday, March 1
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.




Monday, February 29
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.




Monday, February 15
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.




Monday, February 8
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.




Wednesday, January 27
Gov. Bevin 2016-2018 Budget Proposal
Tags: News 

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




Wednesday, January 27
KEA’s Response to the Governor’s Budget Address
Tags: News 

KEA’s response to the Governor’s Budget Address is linked here.




Tuesday, January 26
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.




Friday, January 8
Mini-TALK in Paducah Cancelled - EKU Registration Still Open
Tags: Conferences 

KEA mini-TALK sessions in Paducah has been cancelled. The conference in Richmond will be held. Seating is limited so register early. Registration is $25 and KEA members will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Mini TALK in Richmond will be held at EKU- Perkins Building.




Tuesday, December 8
KTRS Funding Work Group appointed by Governor Beshear completes work
Tags: News 

The KTRS Funding Work Group appointed by Governor Beshear has completed its work and posted its final report. The group identified several ways to address KTRS’ funding problems but did not endorse any specific solution. When the General Assembly convenes in January, KEA will continue to work with legislators to find a permanent solution to this daunting issue.

 




Thursday, November 19
KEA Student Empowerment Essay and Visual Art Contest
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 inviced to create an original essay and/or piece of artwork that embodies the statement "My school is a great public school because I can..."  All students in a public school in Kentucky are eligible to enter. Contest rules, entry form and submission guidelines can be found here.




Tuesday, November 3
Challenge to End Student Hunger
Tags: News 

From now until December 4, 2015, NEA members have the opportunity to support the Challenge to End Student Hunger campaign and help raise $50,000—without spending a dime of their own money!  




Tuesday, October 27
KCTEA Members Vote Here for 2016 KEA Delegates
Tags: Online Voting 

KCTEA members vote to elect two delegates to the 2016 KEA Delegate Assembly. Voting will begin at 6 AM Wednesday, October 28 and end 6 PM Friday , October 30. Vote at https://election2.kea.org.




Monday, October 26
KDE seeking more individuals to serve on teacher tribunals; additional training scheduled
Tags: News 

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking additional educators and non-educators interested in serving on teacher tribunals. Individuals who are currently in the pool for assignment to a teacher tribunal or who have already served on a tribunal will need to reapply and undergo the training to continue to serve. Those who received training earlier this month in Frankfort do not need to reapply or attend additional training. If you are interested in attending the training for possible service on a tribunal under Kentucky statute KRS 161.790, please complete the form available here by November 12.




Saturday, October 24
KEA Delegate Forms Due by November 30
Tags: Delegate Assembly 

Delegate forms for the 2016 Delegate Assembly must be returned to the KEA office by the November 30th deadline.

 




Friday, October 23
neaToday article on Active and Retired Affiliate Partnerships features Joyce Dotson
Tags: KEA-Retired News 

Featuring KEA-Reitred President Joyce Dotson, the neaToday article written by Elise Barker, shares that respect, communication and cooperation are the keys to success for affiliate active and retired educators.




Thursday, October 22
ESP of the Year Award - Application Deadline Feb 15
Tags: News 

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 15, 2016.




Friday, October 9
Nominations for election of Kentucky delegates to 2016 NEA Representative Assembly due by January 15
Tags: NEA Representative Assembly 

Active KEA members who are interested in attending the 2016 NEA RA may nominate themselves to be elected as delegates. Active members will elect state delegates in an online election scheduled for March 1-31, 2016, at www.kea.org. (Retired and student members will choose their delegates to the RA in separate elections.) Complete the nomination form and return it to KEA by Friday, January 15, 2016, at 5:00 pm (EST). Members must log in at https://www.kea.org/login.asp to view the form.




Thursday, September 24
KY State Park Transportation Grants Available
Tags: News 

For more information about the program, visit https://www.kentuckystateparksfoundation.org/grants/. These awards are from the Foundation's Educational Partnership committee's first review of Inside Out Education grant applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The next review will take place in early 2016; the deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2016, and awards will be announced in early March




Tuesday, September 8
Apply by Sept 16 for the Knowles Teaching Fellows Program
Tags: News 

The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program application deadline is September 16.Members who are interested should go to www.kstf.org/fellowships.




Wednesday, August 19
Attention NKEA and NKEA-R Members
Tags: News 

NKEA and NKEA-R are sponsoring a seminar on GPO/WEP and KTRS September 29, 2015 at Dixie Heights High School. Pre-registration is required by contacting Cassie Gossett at cgossett@kea.org or 859-331-2488 on or before noon on Thursday, September 10.  Download a flyer with more details here Space is limited to first 100, so register early.




Monday, August 17
SBDM Council Training in Madisonville Area
Tags: SBDM Training 

SBDM Training in Madisonville KEA office September 12, 2015. Download flyer here.




Sunday, August 16
Kenton County EA Vote Here for Contract and Constitution Ratification
Tags: Online Voting 

Kenton County Education Association members online ratification of the Kenton County contract and constitution will be active August 17-21, 2015. Voting will open at 6 am on August 17  and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on August 21, 2015. In order to vote, KCEA members must visit 
https://election.kea.org 




Friday, August 14
KEA Statewide Local Presidents' Meeting
Tags: Leadership Training 

All local presidents of KEA affiliates are encouraged to attend a statewide meeting of your colleagues, September 18-19th, 2015 in Bowling Green. Please register here.




Tuesday, August 11
Read Across America Grants Available
Tags: Read Across America 

Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts and KEA locals. Grant application is availalble here.




Tuesday, August 11
Feedback needed on new Social Studies Standards
Tags: News 

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking public feedback on proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation. The public is invited to provide feedback on any or all of the proposed social studies standards by using this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/kyss2015  Deadline for submitting feedback is September 30.




Tuesday, August 4
KDE seeks feedback on proposed social studies standards
Tags: News 

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on proposed social studies standards. The public is invited to provide feedback by September 30 on the proposed standards by using this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/kyss2015.




Wednesday, July 22
Governor's Task Force on KTRS Funding
Tags: News 

On Friday, 7/17 the Governor’s Task Force on KTRS Funding held its first meeting. Brent McKim (JCTA president) and Mary Ann Blankenship (KEA executive director) represented KEA and JCTA. The Governor’s Office has established a website with a video of the meeting and all meeting materials. KEA continues to work with legislators and the governor to assure a secure future for all educators.




Thursday, July 9
SBDM Training in Grayson Area
Tags: SBDM Training 

EKEA SBDM training in the Grayson area will e held July 9, 2015 at the KEA Grayson Office. New council training and experienced council training will be offered. Complete the registration form or email tmorse@kea.org for details




Thursday, June 25
SBDM Training in Prestonsburg Area
Tags: SBDM Training 

EKEA SBDM training in Prestonsburg area will be held June 25, 2015 at Jenny Wiley Convention Center. New council training and experienced council training will be offered. Complete the registration form or email scastle@kea.org for details.




Friday, May 22
Executive Director of the Education Professional Standards Board Job Posting
Tags: News 

The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) seeks a qualified individual to provide strong leadership to the Education Professional Standards Board and to work with a 17-member board to propose and implement policies consistent with the mission, vision and statutory responsibilities of the EPSB.   A well-qualified candidate will possess a minimum of a Masters’ degree in education or related field and have demonstrated managerial experience and familiarity with P-12 and higher education. Complete job description listed here.  Deadline for application is June 30, 2015.




Thursday, May 14
SBDM Training in Russell Springs Area
Tags: SBDM Training 

SBDM Council training for new and experienced council members is being offered in the KEA Russell Springs office. For more information or to register for the training, contact pcopley@kea.org.




Friday, May 8
SBDM Training in Bowling Green KEA Office
Tags: SBDM Training 

SBDM training is available for new and experienced Council members in the KEA Bowling Green office June 11 and 12, 2015. For more information or to register, contact bpitts@kea.org.




Thursday, May 7
Third District EA Non-Renewal Workshop
Tags: News 

Contact bpitts@kea.org to register for the Third District Education Association Non-Renewal Workshop.  Workship will be held May 19, from 5-9 pm in the KEA Bowling Green office.




Friday, May 1
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8
Tags: News 

NEA and the National PTA are teaming up to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) and Teacher Day (Tuesday, May 5).  See how you can join the celebration at www.nea.org/teacherday




Wednesday, April 29
Fund IDEA; send an invoice to the government today!
Tags: News 

Please fight for great schools for all students by sending the federal government an invoice for its unpaid portion of IDEA.  Go to http://educationvotes.nea.org/fundidea/




Friday, April 24
KEA ESP Presidents & Leaders Training
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA ESP Presidents & Leaders training will be held June 22-23, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY.  Download a flyer with details here. Registration form is located here.




Thursday, April 23
Registration is Open! 3rd Annual Let's TALK Conference June 15-16
Tags: News 

Registration is open 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.




Friday, April 17
KEA 5th District Workshop on Non-Renewal
Tags: News 

Are you one of the many non-tenured teachers in the KEA 5th District area who received the dreaded "PINK SLIP"? Never Fear...Your UD is here to help you through this trying time. Come to my non-renewal workshop at 735 Executive Park, Louisville on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00-12:00 (EDT). Register with Angela Dukes at adukes@kea.org no later than Wednesday, May 13. Items to bring to the workshop include: your letter of non-renewal, your resume and a laptop or IPad.  




Sunday, April 12
Fayette County Education Association Members Vote Here
Tags: Online Voting 

Fayette County Education Association members' online election for FCEA Board of Director will be active April 13-17, 2015. Voting will open at 6 am on April 13 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 17, 2015.  FCEA members will vote at https://election2.kea.org




Thursday, March 26
KEA ESP members in Livingston & Trigg counties vote here!
Tags: Online Voting 

Livingston County ESP and Trigg County KEA ESP members will vote for a delegate to represent both ESP local associations at the KEA Delegate Assembly. The election will be active March 27 - April 2, 2015. Voting will open at 6 am on March 27 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on April 2, 2015. Vote at https://election3.kea.org




Wednesday, March 25
Nominations Open for 2016 Kentucky Teacher Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc.  All nominated teachers are required to complete a formal application, which must be submitted by June 30.




Wednesday, March 25
NEA Student Rebate Application
Tags: News 

If you have already submitted an application for the NEA Student Rebate, please do not submit the application again. This wil result in a delay of the process. To download the application and for additional information, please click here.




Tuesday, March 24
Retirement Workshop for KEA 5th District Members
Tags: News 

NEA Member Benefits presents a retirement workshop for members with 15 or more years of service.
Workshop focuses on: 
 Increase awareness of their retirement system
 Pension payout options
 Health care costs and more...
Monday, April 13, 2015; 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Space is limited to the first 25 participants
RSVP to Angela Dukes at adukes@kea.org




Monday, March 9
Urgent message to KEA members regarding HB 4
Tags: News 

View Stephanie's video message at http://youtu.be/eCoqSXf7va8  Earlier today the Senate State and Local Government Committee took up HB 4 and replaced the original language of the bill with language requiring a study of KTRS.  Please contact your Representative and Senator and ask them to restore the funding provisions outlined in HB 4!  Our Retirement System Can’t Wait!

Leave a message by calling 1-800-372-7181 today!




Monday, March 9
Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student
Tags: News 

NEA ESP Quality Department had published its first ever “digibook”, Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student at nea.org/espwholestudent. This e-publication, a collaboration with ASCD profiles how our ESP members all over the country are using whole child strategies to keep students healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged so they are ready to learn.  




Monday, March 9
KEA News posted; see page six for KEA Delegate Assembly info
Tags: News 

Volume 51, issue 3 includes news on the progress in the Kentucky General Assembly of KEA-supported legislation on teacher time and toxic testing, and “first person” articles by presidents of two KEA locals about how they faced adversity and became stronger in the process. The text of proposed amendments to the KEA Constitution and By-laws that will be voted on at the 2015 Delegate Assembly in April is on page six.

Read the issue here: http://issuu.com/kea_communication/docs/kea_news_volume_51_issue_3




Tuesday, March 3
Read Across America Day is March 2
Tags: Read Across America 

Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read!. March 2, 2015 is NEA's Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go.  To make your event Seussational, go to Plan a Reading Event for Read Across America for tips and ideas to plan your own event. Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica.




Monday, March 2
KEA members - be an education voter in the KY Senate Race
Tags: News 

Attention KEA members in Bourbon, Fleming, Harrison, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan counties:

Remember to vote in your special election for the Kentucky Senate tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3.

And remember to be an Education Voter!




Monday, March 2
TELL Kentucky Survey
Tags: News 

The TELL Survey materials were shipped via U.S. Postal Service schedule to arrive late last week. Some schools may not yet have received their packet.  Please contact the New Teacher Center Help Desk directly at  1-866-301-2454  Extension 15 to receive a replacement set of codes right away 




Monday, February 16
Erasing Student Loans & Debt Workshop for KEA 5th District Members
Tags: News 

KEA 5th District members are invited to Erasing Student Loans & Debt Workshop. The workshop will occur Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 5:00-6:45 pm at the KEA office in St. Matthews Space is limited to the first 25 participants. Please RSVP to Angela Dukes at adukes@kea.org. Download a flyer here.




Wednesday, February 4
Win up to $300 in School Nutrition Opportunity
Tags: News 

Join other educators, students, and families who are speaking out about their successes and challenges with healthy school foods. How?  Submit a creative photo, video or narrative describing how your school has implemented Smart Snacks for a chance to win up to $300. Contest rules are located here.




Monday, January 26
Auditor Adam Edelen: Too late for ‘no’ in funding teacher pensions
Tags: News 

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.




Wednesday, January 21
TELL Kentucky Survey Webinar Feb 17
Tags: News 

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
Tags: KEA Student Program News 

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
Tags: News 

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 http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-national-leadership-summit/event-summary-f45c01dd87e74f0e8ee5735424078746.aspx




Monday, January 5
Assistant Executive Director for Affiliate Operations Position in Frankfort
Tags: Job Openings 

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
Lesson Plan Contest entries & Smith Wilson Award nominees must be received by February 6
Tags: News 

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 8
Registration is open for the 2015 NEA ESP National Conference
Tags: Conferences News 

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 www.nea.org/espconference. The general registration link is http://www.cvent.com/d/b4q5d5.  Online registration will close January 23, 2015.




Monday, December 8
Woodford County EA Members Vote Here!
Tags: Online Voting 

Woodford County Education Association members online election for delegates to the KEA Delegate Assembly will be active December 9-16, 2014. Vote at http://election3.kea.org




Friday, December 5
State Board of Education supports action to fully fund teacher pension fund
Tags: News 

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
Tags: News 

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.”




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.

 




Tuesday, November 18
Statement on Fox19’s report on teachers facing disciplinary action
Tags: News 

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.




Saturday, November 8
KEA-Retired Members Vote Here!
Tags: Online Voting 

The KEA-Retired members will vote for delegates to the KEA Delegate Assembly. Voting will open at 6 am on November 9 and will close at 6 pm (eastern time) on November 15, 2014.  In order to vote, KEA-Retired members must visit https://election.kea.org 




Monday, November 3
Feedback requested for proposed Kentucky Academic Standards in Social Studies
Tags: News 

New social studies standards are mandated by Kentucky Senate Bill 1 (2009). The proposed social studies standards conform to the requirements outlined in the legislation. Public input is being sought on the proposed standards from November 3 through December 5 an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KYSSpublic

View additional information here.




Monday, November 3
Feedback requested for proposed Kentucky Academic Standards in Arts and Humanities
Tags: News 

Public input is being sought on the proposed academic standards in Arts and Humanities until December 5. New arts and humanities standards are mandated by Kentucky Senate Bill 1 (2009). The proposed arts and humanities standards conform to the requirements outlined in the legislation. View additional information here.




Monday, October 20
KTIP PGES Pilot
Tags: News 

The Kentucky Education Association will be hosting 2 webinars for interns and their resources teachers to learn more about the requirements of the KTIP/PGES pilot.

October 20, 2014 5:30 ET /4:30 CT

October 22, 2014 4:30 ET/ 3:30 CT

You must have the latest version of Java to be able to see the webinar.

This is a 2 hour training approved by the EPSB.




Wednesday, October 15
EKEA hosts PGES Q&A
Tags: News 

EKEA is hosting a PGES Q and A session at the Grayson office, Tuesday, October 21, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Email LuAnn.Asbury@KEA.ORG to reserve your spot!




Friday, September 5
Governor Beshear talks about school funding
Tags: News 

Governor Beshear used his weekly About Kentucky address to talk about school funding. View video at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a5tr9PDCFc




Tuesday, August 12
KTRS Education Meeting Schedule
Tags: News 

KTRS will hold 28 UHC Educational meetings across the state for KTRS Medicare Eligible Retirees (MEHP) moving to United.  Three of the meetings will be teleconference for the homebound. Click here for a list of the meetings, times and dates.




Thursday, July 31
Feedback requested on Unbridled Learning Accountabiity Model
Tags: News 

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on its Unbridled Learning College/Career-Readiness for All Accountability Model. The model, which includes multiple measures for determining school success, has been in place since the 2011-12 school year.  

Between now and August 20, an online survey will be available for stakeholder input on the various components of the system and how determinations of school and district success are made. The survey may be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UnbridledLearning.  The feedback provided will inform the commissioner and the Kentucky Board of Education on any future action that may be taken regarding the accountability system.




Monday, July 28
Read Across America Grant Application Deadline Sept 15
Tags: Read Across America 

The application deadline for KEA Read Across America grants is Monday, September 15, 2014. Applications must be submitted on this official form. Funding decisions will be made by October 15, with notice to applicants thereafter.  The maximum grant amount is $500, and each district or local may only receive one grant per year. 




Wednesday, July 23
Kentucky Employees' Health Plan Vendor Updates
Tags: News 

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 https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/KEHPvendorupdates.aspx for more information.




Monday, July 21
New NEA Resource - ESPs: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student
Tags: News 

The National Education Association’s department of Education Support Professional Quality is currently working on a new resource called ESPs: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student.  If you have a compelling story about yourself or other ESP members who meet the needs of the whole student, please contact NEA ESPQ at ghwang@nea.org.  You, your school, and your students could be profiled in this new resource.




Monday, July 14
KEA offers free PD sessions
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA offers free PD sessions in TPGES and KCAS FOR SCIENCE, July 28. Register at http://bit.ly/1qjC49M




Wednesday, July 2
NEA Great Public Schools Network
Tags: News 

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.




Sunday, June 15
We Won't Give Up
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The headlines in the last few days have been dominated by political attacks against public school educators, while scant attention was paid to a cherished child who lost his life to yet another gun attack in a school. Please share this video message from NEA President Dennis Van Roekel - we will not concede defeat to the opponents of public education. 




Monday, May 19
Take our survey today!
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The NEA-Foundation has selected KEA as one of five NEA state affiliates to help build capacity to meet educators’ professional needs in deeper ways. As a first step, KEA is gathering data from constituents about the association’s effectiveness and priorities for the future and invites all Kentucky school employees (certified and classified; teachers and administrators) to participate in a survey here.




Monday, May 12
Master Teachers Apply by May 16

In our partnership with BetterLesson, NEA is recruiting applicants for 65 Master Teacher positions to create lessons aligned with current, adopted science standards for the 2014 – 2015 school year.  Deadline for application is May 16, 2014




Wednesday, May 7
Changes in enrollment age for preschool and kindergarten begins in July
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House Bill 235, supported by KEA, passed the 2014 General Assembly. It changes the enrollment age for preschool and kindergarten, phased in beginning this July. The Kentucky Department of Education has given school districts guidance as well as written a sample letter to parents to provide them with information.




Monday, May 5
KEA president appears on KET to discuss the new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
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KEA President Stephanie Winkler, along with KEA members from Woodford and Marshall County, appeared on KET’s Education Matters discussing the new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). PGES will be implemented next year statewide. Watch this informative video to learn more.




Friday, April 25
Webinar To Explore How to Improve School Discipline and Climate
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We invite you to join the webinar below on How to Improve School Discipline and Climate. The webinar will be held April 29 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  Click here to register.  For additional resources, visit the Kentucky Center for School Safety at http://www.kycss.org/index2.php.




Thursday, April 24
Remember to complete your LivingWell Promise by May 1
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KEHP members, remember to complete your LivingWell Promise by May 1!




Tuesday, April 15
Governor's Letter to Educators
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Last week, Governor Steve Beshear sent a letter to Kentucky educators letting informing them about the education-friendly provisions in the state budget. Thanks to the Governor’s leadership, all school employees will get pay raises the next two years. He also cites additional funding for textbooks, professional development, extended school services, and technology, KEA’s top legislative priorities. Beshear was named the country’s best education governor by the National Education Association in 2011.




Tuesday, April 15
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-10
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Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 4-10.  National Teacher Day will be recognized on Tuesday, May 6.  To help you spread the word about amazing teachers and the outstanding work they do each day, NEA put together Teacher Appreciation activities, resources, and tools. Visit www.nea.org/teacherday for more information.




Monday, April 7
KEA Fellows Leadership Program Application Available
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Deadline for applicaiton is July 15, 2014

The KEA Fellows Program was developed to foster and mentor emerging leaders in our association.   Apply online or download the PDF form and mail to KEA Fellows Leadership Program, 401 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601.




Wednesday, April 2
NEA RA Delegate and Alternate Results
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View NEA RA delegate and alternate election results for the East region and West region.




Monday, March 31
TALK Conference Registration Open
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The 2nd annual Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching, a conference for, by and about Kentucky teachers will be held June 16-17, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville KY.  Register today!




Friday, March 21
Nominations Open for 2015 KY Teacher Awards
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Nominations are now open for the 2015 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. 

Nominations may be submitted electronically by visiting the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year website at kentuckytoy.comThe deadline for nominations is May 15. 




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. 




Tuesday, February 18
KEA Student Program accepting nominations for delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly

The KEA Student Program will hold an election in April to choose its voting delegates to the 2014 NEA Representative Assembly to be held July 1 to July 6 in Denver, CO. 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, April 18, 2014. The form is available here.




Wednesday, February 12
KEA Issue Update - KTRS Funding
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Since the KTRS defined benefit pension system was founded in 1938, KEA has been its most steadfast supporter.  The reasons are obvious:  KEA members all across the commonwealth have enjoyed the benefits generated by that system for more than 70 years.  ...more...




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.




Saturday, February 1
KEA-Retired NEA RA Delegate Election February 2-9
Tags: Online Voting 

KEA-Retired members will elect delegates for the NEA Representative Assembly.  The election is open 6 AM February 2 to 6 PM February 9.   Vote at https://election.kea.org




Thursday, January 30
KEA Fact Sheet: School Calendar and Weather Related Closures
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Every year KEA receives many questions about whether school districts must make up missed instructional days due to weather and if so, how those made up days must be scheduled. View the Fact Sheet here.