teachers National Survey Gives Some Ky. Teacher Programs Failing Grade By Josh James • Jun 20, 2014 A report by the National Council on Teacher Quality gives high marks to the University of Kentucky, but 17 state teacher programs lag behind. Budget Mandates Pay Raises For Teachers By Associated Press • Apr 1, 2014 Kentucky's roughly 100,000 teachers and administrative staff will get an automatic pay raise in each of the next two years. Lawmakers Back Teacher Raises, Differ On Implementation And Funding By Josh James • Mar 27, 2014 State House and Senate leaders are hammering out the details of a proposed pay raise for teachers. On First Day of School, New Teachers Get Nervous Too By Brenna Angel • Aug 15, 2012 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even educators can get back-to-school jitters. There are 27 teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Lexington, and this year ten of them are new.