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Educator Development and Equity

Educators Rising Kentucky

Published: 9/30/2020 1:24 PM

Educators Rising Kentucky, formerly known as Future Educators of America (FEA), is the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for middle and high school students interested in the field of education-related careers. As the state affiliate, Educators Rising Kentucky partners with Phi Delta Kappa to create a national network helping students build resources and create connections that can significantly impact educational opportunities through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. ​

Through local chapter or individual membership, Educators Rising Kentucky students have opportunities to participate in projects that assist and recognize educator practices through local, state, and national conferences as well as performance-based competitions.

Find resources to start and support your local high school or collegiate chapter by registering on the Member Portal.

Educators Rising

Educators Rising is transforming how America develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, Educators Rising provides passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference — not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.

Learn more about how you can advance great teaching at the national Educators Rising site.


Educators Rising Collegiate

Educators Rising Collegiate adds to the continuum of supports offered by PDK to current and aspiring educators. By becoming an Educators Rising Collegiate member/founding a chapter at their school, future educators are able to gain access to an additional level of supports and content to ensure they are ready for the classroom.

Throughout the year students will participate in a variety of activities designed to engage them in deeper discussions around hot-button topics in education, spur them to think about actions they can take at the local level, and prepare them for a classroom of their own.

Learn more about member benefits and resources for starting a collegiate chapter at the PDK International - EdRising Collegiate site or contacting Erin.Ashcraft@education.ky.gov.


John Paise
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
Division of Educator Recruitment and Development
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479 Ext. 4505
Fax (502) 564-4007


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