teacher preparation http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Group Says New Teachers Need More Supports http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-group-says-new-teachers-need-more-supports <p>The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has presented its recommendations to lawmakers on how to improve teacher quality in Kentucky.</p><p>Prichard is an education think-tank that worked for over a year on the recommendations, which include finding ways to recruit new teachers to replace aging Baby Boomers and supporting equitable disbursement of new teachers among poor and better performing schools.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:53:55 +0000 Devin Katayama 7961 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Group Says New Teachers Need More Supports JCPS, Kentucky Among National Leaders in Adding National Board Certified Teachers http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-kentucky-among-national-leaders-adding-national-board-certified-teachers <p>Jefferson County Public Schools added the fourth most National Board-certified teachers last school year out of all districts nationwide.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Kentucky added the sixth most board certified teachers out of all the states.</span></p><p>The advanced certification is a rigorous performance-based process that can take up to three years to complete. It’s a voluntary credential that compliments degrees and other standards that are required&nbsp;by individual states.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:16:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 7936 at http://wfpl.org JCPS, Kentucky Among National Leaders in Adding National Board Certified Teachers Kentucky Selected For Two-Year Pilot To Improve Teacher Preparation Programs http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-selected-two-year-pilot-improve-teacher-preparation-programs <p>Kentucky is among seven states that will participate in a two-year pilot program to improve teacher training programs and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">help the state’s higher education system better align with reforms at the K-12 level.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not just a conversation <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-colleges-should-improve-recruitment-training-would-be-teachers-education-leaders-say">happening in Kentucky</a>. </span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:43:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 7309 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Selected For Two-Year Pilot To Improve Teacher Preparation Programs