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Column: COVID-19 relief to private schools will help public ones, too
Jun 26, 5:45 AM: Given Kentucky’s current funding level of $14,535 per pupil, suddenly adding 24,000 extra students would require over $348 million in additional public school funding while likely overloading school buildings and busing >
Remote learning expenses, reopening costs expected to exceed CARES Act funding for JCPS
Jun 24, 7:03 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools expects to spend millions more than it will receive from the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus meant to help school districts cope with the effects of closing due to COVID-19.
Opinion: Current environment provides opportunity to advance school choice
Jun 16, 5:23 AM: Leaders from the minority community nationwide have been in the forefront of efforts to increase educational alternatives in their communities, especially when it comes to public charter schools. Now, it’s Kentucky’s >
How JCPS may simplify its assignment plan while giving more options to West End kids
Jun 11, 6:58 AM: West Louisville students may have a chance to pick a school closer to their neighborhoods after decades of being transported to schools throughout the county to bolster diversity.
Op-Ed: Fayette County Schools have not yet met promise of achievement for all students
Jun 10, 7:19 AM: Despite promises made for decades, student performance levels for African Americans have shown little change over the past 30 years. District leaders have failed to close the achievement gap for students in Fayette >
Schools Urged to Plan Three Options for Starting New School Year
May 7, 6:17 AM: If the state’s 172 school district’s have learned any tools and tricks about teaching during the two-month coronavirus shutdown, they may need them all and then some when it comes to planning for the new school year that >
Jim Waters: School choice left undone — again
Apr 23, 5:27 AM: During the just-completed session of the General Assembly, Frankfort’s all-wise political class once again passed over a tax-credit scholarship policy which would give Kentucky’s low-income families the choice of providing >
Commentary: General Assembly again leaves school choice undone in Kentucky
Apr 21, 5:41 AM: During the just-completed session of the General Assembly, Frankfort’s all-wise political class once again passed over a tax-credit scholarship policy that would give Kentucky’s low-income families the choice of providing >
Kentucky Senate Confirms All But One Of Beshear’s Board Of Education Picks
Apr 17, 6:09 AM: Senators voted not to confirm board chair David Karem, a former state lawmaker, and main driver behind the landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Under state law, appointees who are not confirmed cannot serve >
Remote learning due to COVID-19 has changed way Kentucky schools operate and could have impact on future
Apr 10, 6:19 AM: Nearly everything about how kids learn has changed over the past two weeks. Instead of waking up and getting on a school bus, Kentucky students are now commuting to their desks or kitchen tables at home.
Will lawmakers disband the KY Board of Education during coronavirus school shutdown?
Apr 6, 6:22 AM: Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday asked that lawmakers not disband his Kentucky Board of Education trying to lead during the unprecedented coronavirus school shutdown.
Opinion: Educational options for families: The road to real reform
Mar 24, 5:35 AM: To remedy these issues, school reforms are needed which allow parents options, alternatives and choices beyond the assigned public school while enabling teachers to go outside the bureaucratic box.
Kentucky Senate threatens to withhold teacher pension funding unless changes made
Mar 20, 7:30 AM: Of particular concern are provisions to hold back $1.1 billion in extra funding from the Teacher Retirement System until "structural reform" is made and the elimination of tens of millions of dollars in health care funding >
JCPS board clears way for distance learning ahead of potentially longer school closures
Mar 20, 6:44 AM: Potentially facing longer school closures to curb the coronavirus, Jefferson County Public Schools cleared the way to use distance learning to continue lessons.
House committee advances legislation altering school accountability rules
Mar 19, 5:57 AM: As state testing in Kentucky faces a murky future, lawmakers advanced a bill altering how the state would grade and identify struggling schools based off the results.
Controversial school choice bill may be stuck in Kentucky legislature
Mar 10, 7:17 AM: A controversial school choice measure may be withering in the Kentucky legislature. Legislation creating tax credits to bolster donations to private school scholarships may be blocked from a vote — by Republican lawmakers, >
What is an achievement gap? Kentucky's definition would shift under school accountability bill
Mar 5, 8:25 AM: The proposed legislation would redefine the term to compare how student groups are performing to goals set for them — dubbed a "gap to goal" approach. For example, black students' test scores would no longer be compared >
Trump administration is pushing Kentucky lawmakers to pass school choice program
Mar 2, 10:10 AM: The Trump administration is encouraging Kentucky lawmakers to pass a controversial school choice bill — and is potentially dangling tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to sweeten the deal.
Group claims JCPS board member is threatening to delay graduation over school choice bill
Mar 2, 6:42 AM: A pro-school choice group is calling for an apology from a Jefferson County Public Schools board member who correctly suggested that teacher protests over school choice legislation could once again shutter Louisville >
Kentucky’s First Charter School Applicant Loses Appeal
Feb 28, 8:12 AM: The state’s first charter school applicant, River Cities Academy, lost its appeal to the Kentucky Board of Education. The board decided Tuesday not to overturn a decision by Newport Independent Schools to deny the group a >



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