Preparation to teach reading for Kentucky’s elementary teachers is weak

We’ve talked before about data from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) regarding the quality of reading preparation programs in Kentucky. But, some new information has now caught our attention that adds more concerns that the Bluegrass State isn’t doing a good job of preparing elementary school teachers to teach this critical subject. Per…

Quote of the Day – Kentucky teachers – kind of novices with virtual instruction

Union head says so “Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers’ Association, pointed out that aside from the experience they gained in the spring, most teachers in the Commonwealth are ‘kind of novice’ at virtual instruction.” Quote from Kentucky Department of Education Advisory 20-245 (not yet online – will update with link when available)…

Recent survey of Kentucky’s public school teachers raises real concerns

Impact Kentucky 2020 survey needs a closer look Early this year (January 13 through February 21), Panorama Education conducted a survey of Kentucky’s educators for the Kentucky Department of Education. Results of that Impact Kentucky 2020 survey were released on June 1, 2020. Impact Kentucky replaces the TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey, which was administered…

If we want to increase teacher pay, we need to consider the high amount of non-teacher staffing in Kentucky

The brand-new Digest of Education Statistics 2018 just rolled off the press, and Table 213.40 in that publication allows me to update one of BIPPS’ longest-running education statistics – the comparison of the teachers to other staff ratio in Kentucky’s public schools to the ratios in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.…