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JCPS could give some families choice to attend nearest middle, high schools
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Jun 19, 5:16 AM: Pollio said the idea reflects the results from a survey on the current JCPS student assignment plan that found parents, students and community members all listed choice as their top priority.
Editorial: Education bill has some hits, several misses
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Jun 7, 5:25 AM: The West Virginia State Senate has passed its latest attempt at a comprehensive education reform bill. It replaces the omnibus bill the Senate approved during the regular session earlier this year but which died in a House of >
Kentucky education chief: Kentucky must change its teacher-pay law
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Jun 6, 6:03 AM: In a forceful call for "structural change," Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said he wants lawmakers to clear the way for local school districts to differentiate teacher pay.
Protesting parents are fighting this web-based school program, but some in Ky. love it.
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May 29, 6:21 AM: Some parents at Lincoln County Middle School at Stanford, like some families in other states, are protesting a web-based program called Summit Learning that more than 30 Kentucky schools are using.
Opinion: To reform education, Kentucky must focus on rural, impoverished schools
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May 29, 5:01 AM: One-third of Kentucky’s student population, or almost 200,000 students, live in rural areas. In fact, half of Kentucky’s counties are rural, but you wouldn’t know this from the conversations about education in the media, among >
Many subpoenaed school districts give Ky. Labor Cabinet 'sick out' records
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May 14, 7:05 AM: Most school districts subpoenaed by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have turned over responsive records after a federal judge declined last week to temporarily halt the state’s investigation into “sick outs” orchestrated by teachers this >
Federal judge: Kentucky school districts must give up teacher sickout names
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May 10, 7:27 AM: Kentucky school districts must comply with a subpoena from Gov. Matt Bevin's administration requesting the names of teachers possibly involved in this year's sickouts, a federal judge said Thursday.
Teachers could earn $14,000 more to work at Lexington schools making big changes.
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May 9, 7:23 AM: A minimum $14,000 of additional pay is being offered to teachers willing to work at Lexington’s new Promise Academies which would feature a longer school day and year, according to an announcement on the Fayette County Public >
Excuses, boredom, chaos: What Kentucky officials found at 21 JCPS low-performing schools
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May 3, 6:06 AM: Student assignments with "little complexity, differentiation and rigor." "A pervasive culture of low academic expectations throughout the school." A "perception existed among some students that they could do whatever they want >
Online classes growing in popularity in South Central Kentucky
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Apr 25, 7:02 AM: With the growing use of technology in everyday life, there’s no question that the world of education is impacted by this. While classroom learning is still alive and well, online classes are becoming more and more prevalent. Alexis >
Matt Bevin praises Betsy DeVos' school-choice proposal as a 'gift' to states
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Apr 18, 7:22 AM: Seated alongside President Donald Trump's education secretary and Kentucky's most prominent charter and private school supporters, Gov. Matt Bevin called a federal school-choice proposal a "gift" to states — while shrugging off >
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos coming to Lexington to discuss school choice proposal
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Apr 17, 7:24 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos on Wednesday is expected to join Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Lexington to discuss school choice efforts in Kentucky.
Kentucky districts get subpoenas related to teacher absences
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Apr 11, 7:03 AM:

Kentucky’s largest school district received a subpoena from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration on Wednesday that seeks the names of teachers who might have used sick days to attend statehouse rallies while the legislature >

Will 'sickout' teachers be punished? Bevin administration won't say
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Apr 4, 7:15 AM: Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is keeping mum about whether it will try to punish teachers involved this year in a string of "sickout" protests.
Kentucky teachers proud of what they accomplished this session, but what's next?
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Apr 2, 7:26 AM: When Kentucky joined a wave of national teacher protests in 2018, the Bluegrass State stood out from the pack. Unlike teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma, Kentucky teachers weren't pushing — initially, at least — for more >
Wave of Teacher Sickouts Draws a Backlash in Kentucky
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Mar 29, 7:58 AM: Kentucky officials are cracking down on a wave of sickouts called by teachers to protest legislation they oppose, part of a wave of teacher activism that has led to higher pay in some states and districts.
State Senate Confirms School Choice Advocate To Kentucky Board of Education By Slim Margin
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Mar 29, 6:59 AM: On the final day of the legislative session, state senators confirmed Governor Matt Bevin’s nine appointments to the Kentucky Board of Education. The Senate confirmed eight of those appointments by a concurrence vote Thursday >
JCPS will be open Thursday, avoiding another teacher 'sickout'
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Mar 28, 7:28 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools will remain open Thursday, despite concerns that a teacher "sickout" would shut the 98,000-student district down for the seventh time this year. JCPS announced early Thursday morning that doors would >
Wayne Lewis: Punishing 'sickout' teachers is 'not where I want to be'
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Mar 28, 7:26 AM: Amid speculation that he would seek to punish teachers involved in recent "sickouts," Kentucky's education chief said Wednesday he would rather see local districts address the issue than for the state to dole out >
JCPS hands over teacher names to Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis
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Mar 26, 6:13 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools on Monday gave the state "a preliminary list" of the names of teachers who may have taken part in recent "sickout" protests.

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