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Kentucky Educators Announce Pension Reform Plan

Nov 6, 2017
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Leaders from several Kentucky education groups have announced a pension reform plan that they say is a sustainable approach.

The Courier Journal reports the plan announced Monday would leave most retirement benefits in place for current and retired teachers, while a hybrid plan would be created for new teachers hired beginning next summer. Those teachers would participate in a defined benefit system and be able to supplement retirement savings with voluntary contributions to an investment account.

Hundreds of KY Teachers Earn Top Certification

Jan 9, 2013

More than 260 Kentucky teachers were awarded national certification in 2012, ranking the state seventh nationally for the number of teachers earning that achievement.

National Board Certification is administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as is considered a top achievement in the profession.

The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board says in a news release that the top ten states with the highest number of teachers certified in 2012 were North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, California, Arkansas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland and New York.

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 Tuesday in Frankfort.