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W.E.B. DuBois Academy opens Verizon Innovative Learning Lab
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Dec 3, 7:22 AM: A new lab opened at W.E.B DuBois Academy in Louisville that will teach students and teachers about “augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) equipment, 3D printers, robotics and artificial intelligence.” It is called the Verizon >
How COVID-19 prompted more parental engagement in education | Opinion
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Nov 29, 6:37 AM: While the coronavirus wreaked havoc on Kentucky’s education performance, it also resulted in many parents engaging in where and how their children are educated.
New opportunity launched to help JCPS seniors with next chapter
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Nov 23, 9:05 AM: By streamlining private and public partnerships, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear announced that through the Everybody Counts program, all graduating seniors from JCPS will be able to make a smooth transition to either the workforce or higher >
Feds say relief money can’t be used for Kentucky school construction
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Nov 23, 9:03 AM: Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration says $127 million in federal relief money planned for school construction in Kentucky will not be able to be spent as originally intended.
OP-ED: COVID woke up Kentucky’s public school parents, and they won’t go back to sleep
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Nov 22, 9:01 AM: While the coronavirus wreaked havoc on Kentucky’s education performance, it also resulted in many parents engaging in where and how their children are educated. Such parental engagement is a priority for reversing Kentucky’s >
Kentucky AG asks state Supreme Court to review school-choice case
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Nov 16, 6:07 AM: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and a nonprofit law firm that backs school-choice measures have asked the state’s Supreme Court to take up a case where a Franklin County judge ruled a new state law creating educational >
Private school advocates appeal ruling striking down Kentucky’s tax credit scholarship program
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Nov 12, 7:31 AM: Advocates of Kentucky’s new tax credit scholarship program have filed an appeal challenging a judge’s Oct. 8 ruling that the program violates Kentucky’s constitution.
Kentucky task force makes recommendations regarding school funding
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Nov 11, 9:27 AM: A legislative panel is recommending the Kentucky General Assembly ensure the state funds all-day kindergarten on a permanent basis when lawmakers return to Frankfort for the 2022 session in two months.
Gov. Beshear will 'fight like heck' to raise Kentucky teachers' pay in upcoming session
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Nov 2, 5:23 AM: Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that he will resume his push to raise teachers’ salaries as part of his proposed biennial budget, and a top Republican lawmaker said he expects “a robust conversation” on that topic during next year’s >
How the ruling against school choice hurts lower-income families the most | Opinion
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Nov 1, 6:35 AM: The state offers a full menu of options for families with resources, and many union leaders, lawmakers and district administrators take advantage of the freedom. They buy homes in neighborhoods with high-performing schools, invest >
Failing students pulled from Ky. virtual learning
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Oct 29, 7:07 AM: Some Kentucky schools are pulling students out of virtual learning, because of bad grades. Greenup county schools placed grade requirements on students at the start of the semester.
Editorial: School choice ruling a victory for our kids
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Oct 29, 5:37 AM: We believe that when it comes to parents deciding where to send their children to school, it should be their decision to make and theirs alone and government agencies and teachers’ unions need to stay out of their decision-making >
BGISD seeks clarity about school choice court ruling
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Oct 21, 5:31 AM: Joining five other independent school districts in Kentucky, the Bowling Green Independent School District is seeking clarity about the scope of a recent Franklin Circuit Court ruling challenging the legality of House Bill 563 – a >
He had big dreams of an elite Louisville high school. But he wound up at a ‘bad’ one.
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Oct 21, 5:18 AM: In Louisville, one public school consistently at the bottom of rankings and test scores is Iroquois High. One consistently at the top is Manual High, a magnet school located just a 10-minute drive away.
Columnist: School choice court defeat a bump in the road
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Oct 18, 8:02 AM: Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that the school choice bill passed earlier this year is unconstitutional is hardly a “crippling blow” — as the Courier-Journal describes it — to the commonwealth’s school choice >
Opinion: Facts don’t mesh with myth
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Oct 15, 8:53 AM: Proponents of spending even more tax dollars on the public education system hardly ever address the fact that our increasingly expensive public schools offer a mediocre or outright-defective experience for far too many >
Kentucky judge strikes down school choice law; proponents plan quick appeal
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Oct 13, 8:11 AM: Advocates for school choice in Kentucky suffered a defeat late last week when a judge ruled a new state law that establishes tax credits and educational grants was unconstitutional.
Judge's ruling strikes blow to Kentucky's new school choice law
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Oct 11, 11:12 AM: Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd's decision delivers a crippling blow to the fledgling education opportunity account program, which narrowly became law earlier this year.
New innovative lab at Olmsted Academy North gives students access to advanced technology
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Oct 8, 5:55 AM: Innovation and creativity will ooze out of a lab at Olmsted Academy North. The students will get a whole new experience in learning thanks to Verizon. Students like 12-year-old Caleb Allen are transforming from consumers to creators >
Kentucky test scores wobble after pandemic-stricken school year. Here's why
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Sep 30, 8:12 AM: When they sat down in schools last May, masked up and more or less prepared for the test in front of them, Louisville’s students had lived through dual crises — a global pandemic and a homegrown racial reckoning — since the last >

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