teacher shortage

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 […]

Teachers are leaving the profession for a mix of reasons, say lawmakers and education officials

BY: - February 7, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s teacher turnover rate is above the national average and growing yearly, Education Commissioner Jason Glass told lawmakers Tuesday. On their first day back in session after a recess, the House Education Committee tackled the teacher shortage. Although no bills have been introduced, committee chair James Tipton said he’s working on a legislative […]