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Union-backed candidates win big in JCPS school board races
Nov 7, 7:49 AM: Two candidates backed by the Jefferson County teachers union easily beat out their competitors on Tuesday to land seats on the local school board.
School choice opponents urged to vote, lobby
Oct 19, 4:48 AM: The message at Thursday’s rally hosted by Save Our Schools Kentucky was simple: Opponents of school choice in Kentucky must vote for like-minded candidates in the Nov. 6 elections and show up to the Capitol when lawmakers >
Wayne Lewis to be Kentucky’s education commissioner
Oct 3, 4:43 AM: Wayne Lewis will be Kentucky’s education commissioner, pending contract negotiations, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously decided Tuesday.
No Algebra 2? Kentucky may change high school graduation requirements
Sep 28, 6:33 AM: New data released this week confirm one of the biggest problems facing Kentucky's public schools: many high school diplomas earned by students are relatively meaningless.
New grading system lowers scores at Kentucky's high-performing schools
Sep 28, 5:30 AM: Districts can no longer achieve the highest ratings when their neediest children lag behind.
How can a Kentucky high school graduate not be college or career-ready?
Sep 27, 5:58 AM: Across Kentucky, 90 percent of high school students are graduating on time. Yet only 60 percent of them are actually considered prepared to enter college or the workforce, according to data released Wednesday. How is that >
Kentucky schools face ‘a daunting moment of truth.’ Here’s what new test scores show.
Sep 26, 4:48 AM: In most areas, Kentucky schools have not made much progress at all in the last five years, Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said in releasing statewide accountability results for 2017-2018. >
Half of all Kentucky schools may be failing students. Here's why
Sep 25, 5:11 AM: Parents, be warned: Your child's school could show up on a massive "needs improvement" list released by the state this week.
Charter schools could come to Lexington anytime
Sep 17, 5:08 AM: After years of debate, the 2017 General Assembly passed a law that allowed charter schools for the first time in Kentucky. Charter schools are not close to opening, however, because advocates say the 2018 General Assembly >
In Louisville, a Web of Private Interests Conspire to Expand Charter Schools
Sep 7, 4:44 AM: Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals.
Editorial: JCPS deal is good for kids, parents and our community
Aug 29, 4:45 AM: The deal that the Jefferson County school board struck with Kentucky interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis is good for kids, parents and the community.
JCPS board votes to approve settlement that would avoid state takeover
Aug 28, 5:40 AM: Kentucky's largest school district has approved a deal with the state to avoid a takeover, an unprecedented compromise that will spare Jefferson County Public Schools from a contentious appeals process and possible legal >
Commentary: Parents have more say at charter schools
Aug 27, 5:10 AM: School choice opponents in the Bluegrass State offer misleading claims that the voices of the parents of charter school students get drowned simply because each of these schools has its own board. However, what happened in >
Kentucky Education Panel Eliminates Master's Degree Requirement for K-12 Teachers
Aug 22, 5:43 AM: An education board in Kentucky has voted to eliminate a requirement that public school teachers earn a Master’s degree to continue in the profession.
Kentucky is backing down on JCPS takeover demands, negotiations show
Aug 15, 5:41 AM: After insisting for months that a full takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools is the only way to resolve a multitude of problems in the district, the state appears to be backing down on its demands, according to >
JCPS, Kentucky trade responses on offer to avoid takeover of district
Aug 14, 5:55 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools has responded to a state offer to avoid a takeover of the district. JCPS spokesman Daniel Kemp would not give details of the response Monday evening, and he did not confirm that it was a >
Community members urge "No deal!" with state on JCPS takeover
Aug 8, 5:54 AM: Community members opposed to a takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools pleaded with the local school board Tuesday to turn down a deal offered by the state last month that would save the large, urban district from >
Franklin County Schools to create new ‘conceptual’ high school
Aug 8, 5:45 AM: The “conceptual school,” which will be located on the campus of the Franklin County Career Technical Center, will be an A5 alternative program, meaning the district-operated facility will have no definable attendance >
JCPS critic Hal Heiner voted chairman of state education board
Aug 3, 7:10 AM: Heiner, a frequent critic of the district and ardent supporter of charter schools, was appointed to the board by Gov. Matt Bevin in April. The board in June approved a rule change that paved the way for Heiner's selection, >
Wayne Lewis' offer to avoid a state takeover of JCPS goes way too far
Aug 3, 4:40 AM: It's encouraging to see that the Kentucky Board of Education is willing to negotiate with Jefferson County Public Schools instead of bulldozing the officials we elected to run our local school district.



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