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Local high school students to benefit from state scholarship expansion
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Jul 18, 5:25 AM: A recent expansion of the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship means high school students will be able to get state support for dual-credit courses in career and technical education that feed into high-demand job sectors, like health >
Editorial: Frankfort High School turns heads with academic innovation
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Jul 18, 5:12 AM: The school has completely revamped its curriculum and processes to align with an overriding mission of preparing students for career success.
Bevin Expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
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Jul 13, 5:31 AM: The scholarship will now be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education courses in pathways in Kentucky's top five high-demand sectors leading to industry-recognized certifications.
OpEd: Liberals should cheer state takeover of Louisville public schools
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Jul 5, 4:44 AM: All this fuss by feel-good liberals regarding state intervention into the day-to-day management of failing local school districts is puzzling at best and contradictory or even paradoxical at worst since theirs was the political >
Opinion: In its appeal, JCPS should attack the law that allows a state takeover
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Jun 29, 5:54 AM: The board should argue that regardless of the state of affairs at JCPS, the matter is between the district’s people and the elected board members. The people can vote them out at the next election and Gov. Matt Bevin cannot >
Ky. education chief says 'abuse and neglect' are reason for proposed JCPS takeover
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Jun 29, 5:52 AM: Kentucky’s Interim Education Commissioner told legislators during a committee meeting Thursday that he is pushing for state control of JCPS because of the “neglect and abuse” of students in the district.
Black JCPS students tend to get novice teachers, analysis confirms
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Jun 25, 6:12 AM: A Courier Journal analysis of state and district data from the 2016-17 school year confirms that majority black schools in JCPS face high rates of teacher turnover, leaving students in many of the district's most troubled schools >
Op-Ed: Public charter schools just one tool for improving education in Kentucky
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Jun 22, 7:08 AM: From reading the newspaper, Kentucky parents might conclude that public charter schools are central to everything the Kentucky Department of Education has done over the last two months, and that charter schools are central to >
JCPS receives no charter school applications, but law leaves door open
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Jun 22, 5:50 AM: The debate over whether charter schools should open in Jefferson County is on pause — at least momentarily. The deadline for individuals or organizations to submit an application to start a charter school in Jefferson County Public >
Opinion: The truth about scholarship tax credits: They aren't school vouchers
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Jun 18, 4:46 AM: In his recent piece on changes to the Kentucky education landscape, Joe Gerth ended with an appeal to tell the truth. However, when it comes to scholarship tax credits, he should take his own advice.
JCPS racial achievement gap widening (but less so than in rest of Kentucky)
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Jun 1, 6:18 AM: Black JCPS students in the last few years have fallen further behind their white peers on state academic tests — but only at some grade levels — while for students across the state the racial achievement gap has widened at all grade >
Jazz to charter schools: How Wayne Lewis became a player in JCPS' fate
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Jun 1, 6:14 AM: Nine years later, the 38-year-old has become Kentucky's top public school official, embroiled in controversy after his April 30 recommendation that the state take over Jefferson County Public Schools.
JCPS appeal of state takeover: How does the process work?
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May 30, 6:02 AM: The school board announced at a meeting Tuesday night that it will appeal the recommendation made a month ago by interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. Up next, the district will make its argument before the state's education >
JCPS critics use charter schools to sell West End parents on takeover
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May 29, 4:27 AM: In a scene reminiscent of two weeks before, Louisville faith leaders summoned residents to a local church to hear about the proposed takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.
Tax rates, charters and more: The powers JCPS could lose in a takeover
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May 24, 6:06 AM: The Jefferson County school board can hire superintendents, sign off on new charter schools and manage district funds.
JCPS takeover 'payback' for teacher protests, national union head says
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May 18, 6:08 AM: The country's largest teachers union is throwing its weight behind the fight to stop a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García said Tuesday that the proposed >
Ky. school board member: Teachers 'murdered' underserved kids by opposing charter funding
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May 17, 6:23 AM: Teachers who opposed charter school funding during the 2018 legislative session “murdered” underserved students in Louisville and Lexington, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education wrote in an email to interim Education >
Barren County Schools announces 2 new apprenticeship programs
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May 11, 6:23 AM: In a news conference Wednesday at the T.J. Health Pavilion, local and state officials announced creation of the school district’s new culinary arts and transportation maintenance apprenticeship programs.
Silence on state takeover fight gives JCPS more time to keep control
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May 10, 5:16 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools is remaining publicly mum on whether it will argue against a state takeover — a move that enables the district to extend its grip on local control for more time.
Louisville's council president wants the state to back off a JCPS takeover
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May 8, 5:49 AM: Metro Council President David James is bringing the debate over a possible state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools to City Hall with a measure that tells the state to back off the idea.

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