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JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later we are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County. 

Our mission is to serve as the active voice of our members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of our members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.

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» eLearning Conference

An eLearning Conference will be sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education that is centered around the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity...

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» Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review

Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review
As a result of efforts among multiple and diverse groups of educators, the proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation are now available for access and further review. These future-oriented standards, built from a vision crafted in 2013 and revised following input and feedback received from more than 2,000 people involved in focus groups and an open online survey conducted during the fall of 2014, respond to the demands of global competencies and 21st century learning. KDE wants to follow-up and have educators and others examine the latest version of the standards that include the changes and react to it...

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» 2015 Girls STEM Day

2015 Girls STEM Day
The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Office for Environmental Programs Outreach Services, is hosting the 2015 Girls Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day on Wednesday, July 29...

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» Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership

2015 APPLICATIONS Now Being Accepted!
Deadline to submit an application or reference form is April 17, 2015.

Participation in the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is open to all parents, grandparents, caregivers, mentors and other adults who work with students in public schools and want learn how to work in partnership with other parents, teachers, administrators, and other community members to improve student outcomes in our public schools.

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» Kentucky Writing Project Presents: Summer workshop for English Language Learner teachers

The Kentucky Writing Project announces a special summer workshop. This opportunity is designed especially for teachers who work with English Language Learners but have had limited training in strategies that make a difference. We’ll focus on authentic assessment and differentiation, along with tools that assist teachers in knowing students’ needs.

The workshop will be held on three dates in either Lexington or Louisville.

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» Teacher Leadership Opportunity: The HSG KY State Teacher Fellowship

Teacher Leadership Opportunity: The HSG KY State Teacher Fellowship

To Current and Future Teacher Leaders,

At Hope Street Group, our goal is to give educators the opportunity to work together in developing recommendations for policymakers that will be used to improve teaching and learning by leveraging teacher leaders. As we move forward in these collaboration efforts, we are pleased to share with you a special opportunity for current classroom teachers—the Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellows program.

Teacher fellows stay in their classrooms full time and work with HSG 10-15 hours each month. They receive a $3,500 stipend for the twelve-month fellowship.

Read more details about the program by clicking on the link above.

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» White Privilege Conference


Chris Harmer
local WPC organizing committee

Dear educators for equality and justice,

I am part of the planning team for the 16th annual White Privilege Conference (www.whiteprivilegeconference.com). As another person working to improve schools in Jefferson County for all students, I'd like to urge you and your colleagues, students, and staff to join us in Louisville in March 2015 for this national gathering.


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