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.…

Master’s Degrees – Many say they don’t improve teaching

Evidence from Kentucky shows this, too The Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board, which recently was reorganized under the Kentucky Department of Education instead of operating as a separate state agency, just removed the old requirement for all Kentucky teachers to earn a Master’s Degree prior to the end of their 10th year in the classroom.…

Surprise! Kentucky’s average teacher salary ranks a lot higher than you probably thought

It was probably a surprise statement for many during last night’s Kentucky Tonight show on KET, which included Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters. At 37 minutes and 40 seconds into the online version of the show, Brigit Ramsey, who now heads the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, stated that Kentucky’s teacher salaries now…