Eddie Campbell

GOP bill would give Kentucky teachers 20 days of maternity leave

BY: - February 21, 2024

FRANKFORT — If a Republican-backed bill passes, Kentucky public school teachers would gain maternity leave, something not currently available to them. Senate Bill 205, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Tichenor, of Smithfield, would provide 20 days of maternity leave to  public school employees after giving birth. Under the bill, employees could  begin to use sick leave after […]

Kentucky’s worsening teacher shortage requires an ‘across the pipeline’ approach, officials say

BY: - December 7, 2023

As more new teachers leave the profession, Kentucky’s teacher shortage is worsening, according to a report to the General Assembly which convenes Jan. 2.   The Office of Education Accountability (OEA) recently reported that ramifications of personnel shortages in Kentucky schools are growing. State officials and educators say addressing the shortage means supporting teachers “across the […]