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Tue September 11, 2012
KY Panel looks at teacher recruitment, preparation
A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation. The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort. Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification. The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session. Kentucky is in the midst of massive public school reforms. Among the areas being examined are new ways to measure teacher effectiveness. The teacher effectiveness panel is made up of educators, legislators, advocates and business people.