teachers http://wkms.org en Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature http://wkms.org/post/public-school-teachers-mulling-pension-lawsuit-against-legislature <p>A group of Louisville teachers are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the governor and leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly, claiming they violated the state's contract with teachers by deliberately underfunding teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:09:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40500 at http://wkms.org Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training http://wkms.org/post/postsecondary-education-council-president-says-kentucky-needs-better-teacher-training <p></p><p></p><p>The President of Kentucky&rsquo;s Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers.</p><p>Bob King says students majoring in&nbsp;elementary school education at Kentucky colleges often have the lowest ACT scores and highest need for remedial courses. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:54:08 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35548 at http://wkms.org Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training Haslam Pledges To Increase TN Teacher Salaries http://wkms.org/post/haslam-pledges-increase-tn-teacher-salaries <p></p><p>Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has pledged to improve teacher salaries over the next several years. Haslam said at a news conference yesterday that by the time he leaves office he wants teacher salaries to have grown more than in any other state.</p><p>The Republican governor is up for re-election for a second four-year term next year. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman joined Haslam and said the administration will review national state-by-state salary data to see that Tennessee&#39;s are just as competitive. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:21:12 +0000 The Associated Press 35445 at http://wkms.org Haslam Pledges To Increase TN Teacher Salaries New TN teacher salary plan raises ire http://wkms.org/post/new-tn-teacher-salary-plan-raises-ire <p>The Tennessee Board of Education’s decision last month to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.&nbsp; The Tennessean reports two Facebook pages and a Change dot org petition with hundreds of signatures are calling for Huffman's ouster.&nbsp; He does have support from Governor Bill Haslam, the state education board chairman and outside education advocates. At issue is a change to the minimum teacher salary schedule, a reduction in salary increase steps and an elimination of incentives for post-baccalaureate training.&nbsp; Lydia Logan is the managing director of the national education advocacy Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:13:44 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 32850 at http://wkms.org New TN teacher salary plan raises ire Kentucky Educators Can Voice Opinions in TELL Survey http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-educators-can-voice-opinions-tell-survey <div><p></p>Kentucky's primary and secondary educators can voice their opinions about their working conditions until March 29 in the state’s second Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning survey.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The TELL survey gathers information from teachers, counselors, principals and administrators about school leadership, community support, professional development and other issues. The online survey is voluntary and confidential, but schools that have a response rate of 50 percent of higher will be entered into a drawing for $1,000. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:29:57 +0000 Whitney Jones 28896 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Educators Can Voice Opinions in TELL Survey TEA OK with Arming Teachers as Last Resort http://wkms.org/post/tea-ok-arming-teachers-last-resort <p></p><p>The largest teachers union in the state is quietly on board with allowing educators to carry a weapon to class, at least as a last resort. The Tennessee Education Association is supporting a bill under consideration by the state legislature.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:35:01 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27637 at http://wkms.org TEA OK with Arming Teachers as Last Resort Owensboro Teacher Given Milken Award http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-teacher-given-milken-award <p></p><p>An Owensboro teacher has received a the Milken Award, which honors exceptional educators with a $25,000 gift. Cravens Elementary School teacher Ryan Williams was one of 40 people across the nations to be bestowed with the honor. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:17:08 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26245 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Teacher Given Milken Award Ohio Co. Teacher Chosen for Hall of Fame http://wkms.org/post/ohio-co-teacher-chosen-hall-fame <p></p><p>A western Kentucky teacher is among the three chosen for the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Juanita Park began teaching in Ohio County in 1944 and worked with student teachers from Western Kentucky University until 2012. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:46:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25633 at http://wkms.org Ohio Co. Teacher Chosen for Hall of Fame Kentucky Teachers Beg, Borrow and Steal Resources http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-teachers-beg-borrow-and-steal-resources-0 <p></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:56:27 +0000 Dave Shinall 20730 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Teachers Beg, Borrow and Steal Resources Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-department-education-releases-teacher-evaluation-recommendation <p>A Tennessee Department of Education report suggests making student test scores a smaller portion of teachers&#39; evaluations if specific testing data is not available to the teachers.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:13:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19307 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation