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First charter school in Kentucky could be in place for start of 2018-19 school year
Sep 15, 5:08 AM: With the passage of House Bill 520 during the 2017 legislative session, Kentucky became the 44th state which legalized public charter schools, which proponents say will improve educational opportunities for many students, >
Genesis Academy offers flexible curriculum for home school students
Sep 14, 5:08 AM: While the majority of students in Clark County attend Clark County Public Schools or private schools, the community also has a healthy population of home schooling families who work together to share resources and >
Are Kentucky’s proposed charter school rules tough enough?
Aug 7, 7:09 AM: A local school board could move to revoke a charter school contract, take over operation or determine a timetable for closing the charter school if it is financially insolvent or has threatened the health and safety of >
Charter School Admission Determined by Lottery System
Aug 3, 6:31 AM: This time next year, charter schools will be opening for the first time in Kentucky. A new law will let local school boards and the mayors of Louisville and Lexington contract with private groups to create the alternative >
Kentucky hires director of new charter schools division
Aug 2, 6:06 AM: A sign that public charter schools will soon open in Kentucky came Tuesday, when state Department of Education officials named Earl Simms as director of its newly created Division of Charter Schools.
Gov. Matt Bevin's advisory council on charter schools gets into the nitty gritty
Jul 25, 6:03 AM: Calling it a "historic day," Kentucky's education commissioner on Monday hailed the first meeting of an advisory council that was created to provide recommendations on how charter schools operate in the Bluegrass State. >
Downtown rally focuses on value of public education, concerns about equity
Jul 24, 7:00 AM: Adrian Wallace, of the NAACP of Lexington, told the crowd that charter schools, approved by the legislature earlier this year, lack transparency and accountability.
Kentucky’s school rating system is criticized as not strong enough
Jul 19, 6:41 AM: The latest draft of Kentucky’s proposed statewide system of evaluating schools — the new accountability system — is not strong enough. That’s the message that business, civil rights, community and education advocacy groups >
School vouchers are not a cure-all, says study with UK ties
Jul 10, 7:36 AM: New research from University of Kentucky Assistant Professor Joseph Waddington shows that school voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — aren’t a cure-all in the race to improve education outcomes, UK >
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Still Waiting For Clarity On Charter School Regulations
Jul 5, 7:15 AM: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is still waiting for regulations from state officials regarding the authorization of charter schools.
Charter School Concerns Voiced by KEA President
Jul 5, 5:35 AM: An organization representing public school employees in Kentucky is worried about the impact charter schools will have on the commonwealth.
Charter schools, Bible literacy among new laws in Kentucky
Jun 29, 7:14 AM: New laws are taking effect in Kentucky that allow charter schools, regulate Bible literacy classes in public schools and limit the supply of prescription painkillers.
JCPS magnet schools are inconsistent. A committee has ideas to fix that
Jun 23, 5:34 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools' magnet offerings as a whole are inconsistent, unevenly funded and confusing to parents, according to a report by a steering committee tasked with looking into part of the district's choice >
Thompson named to newly formed charter school board
Jun 9, 6:01 AM: The former interim president of Kentucky State University and executive vice president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education told The State Journal he will bring a postsecondary perspective to the group, which >
Kentucky schools would get one to five stars in proposed rating system
Jun 9, 5:56 AM: Frankfort Kentucky schools, including charter schools, would be rated from one to five stars, with five being the highest, under a proposed new accountability system discussed Wednesday at the Kentucky Board of Education >
Gov. Matt Bevin establishes charter school advisory council, restructures education boards
Jun 5, 5:41 AM: Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that he has signed an executive order that would not only restructure education boards but also would implement an advisory board to oversee the development of Kentucky's charter school >
Charter schools inspire local school to reinvent curriculum
May 23, 6:17 AM: The Kentucky Legislature approved charter schools in the state. It could be years before we see one open in our area, but they're already impacting the way schools teach your children.
Public School Group in Kentucky Taking Notes as Charter Schools
May 9, 6:25 AM: The Kentucky School Boards Association says its members will be watching with interest as charter schools open their doors as early as this fall. A bill signed into law by Governor Bevin this year will allow charter >
Digging into Kentucky’s charter school law: 20 things you need to know
May 8, 6:13 AM: With Kentucky’s new charter school law scheduled to go into effect in June, education officials are fielding questions about what will happen as charter schools make their way into the state for the first time. >
JCPS board nixes School of Innovation at Maupin
Apr 26, 6:01 AM: Despite emotional pleas from some parents and community members to keep the program, the Jefferson County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously voted to remove a School of Innovation magnet from the struggling Maupin >



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