kentucky education association http://wkms.org en KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support http://wkms.org/post/kea-president-backs-common-core-major-union-withdraws-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common Core standards have sustained a blow </span><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/new-york-common-core-teachers-schools-education-102614.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">as one of the nation's largest teachers unions has withdrawn support for the math and english standards.</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Support for the Common Core in Kentucky is mixed.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:18:38 +0000 John Null 38310 at http://wkms.org KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support Kentucky Education Association's New President: 'Teachers Ready for Increased Dropout Age' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-associations-new-president-teachers-ready-increased-dropout-age <p>The new president of Kentucky’s teacher union indicates educators are ready for a tougher minimum dropout age.&nbsp; Many school districts have already acted to increase the minimum from 16 to 18-years-old.&nbsp; Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler says teachers see the higher minimum drop-out age as an opportunity</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:47:16 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 32865 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Association's New President: 'Teachers Ready for Increased Dropout Age' State Legislators Working to Standardize Teacher Evaluations http://wkms.org/post/state-legislators-working-standardize-teacher-evaluations <p></p><p>An effort to standardize teacher evaluation across all public schools in Kentucky is being undertaken at the state capital. House Education Committee Chair Carl Rollins says there are 174 different school districts and 174 different teacher evaluation strategies. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:14:03 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 28849 at http://wkms.org State Legislators Working to Standardize Teacher Evaluations