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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 schools in the >
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 Elementary >
Bevin gives local schools more control with the sweep of a pen
Apr 11, 5:19 AM: Among the major ones was Senate Bill 1, an omnibus education bill designed to place more control and accountability in the hands of local school districts, enabling them to have a stronger voice in how to improve performance by both >
Could Kentucky’s charter school law be unconstitutional?
Apr 6, 6:01 AM: Charter schools are finally allowed in Kentucky, but legal experts and advocates say it's only a matter of time before the law permitting them is debated in court.
Fayette school board member questions Kentucky’s charter school law
Mar 29, 6:32 AM: Fayette County school board member Doug Barnett, an attorney, says school district officials should consider challenging the constitutionality of the law that will allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.
Governor Signs Kentucky Charter Schools Into Law
Mar 23, 5:32 AM: Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the charter schools bill into law, allowing the alternative institutions to open up this fall after an application process.
Online petition asks that Bevin apologize to charter school opponents
Mar 22, 6:14 AM: More than 700 people as of 9 a.m. Tuesday had signed an online petition asking Gov. Matt Bevin to apologize for accusing charter school opponents of lying and questioning their motives during his testimony earlier this month before >
School officials ponder charters
Mar 21, 5:43 AM: Kentucky is one of just seven states in the country without charter schools. That is about to change.
Kentucky charter schools are a signature away. What happens next?
Mar 20, 6:15 AM: Now that charter schools in Kentucky await only the signature of proponent Gov. Matt Bevin, school boards across the state, and mayors in Lexington and Louisville, could accept charter school applications in the 2017-18 school >
With Charters On Horizon, Mayor’s Ties To School Choice Emerge
Mar 17, 7:06 AM: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer set off a firestorm of criticism earlier this month when the Democrat publicly expressed support for charter schools.
Local educators fear charter schools will cut state funding
Mar 17, 6:00 AM: The bill will allow charter schools to open throughout the state for the 2017-2018 school year, and some think they will be a drain on state funding.
GOP blindsides Democrats with surprise bill to fund charter schools
Mar 16, 5:14 AM: In a whirlwind day in the Kentucky legislature, a long-sought charter schools bill won final passage Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin, an ardent supporter who testified earlier that day in favor of the measure and is >
Push to dismantle school desegregation plan in Louisville appears dead — for now
Mar 16, 4:54 AM: A Republican push to return to neighborhood schools in Louisville and its surrounding suburbs — an effort that would have dismantled one of the nation’s leading desegregation efforts — appears to have failed, at least for >
Democrats urge caution on Kentucky charter schools
Mar 15, 6:31 AM: As Republican leaders tinker with a charter schools bill, several Kentucky Democrats and a couple of Jefferson County school board members united against the proposal Tuesday and urged the state Senate put the issue on ice for >
Charter schools bill has 80% shot of passing, lawmaker says
Mar 14, 6:32 AM: With just two days left for passing bills in this year's legislative session, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee said late Monday he believes some version of a charter schools bill will pass.
Group decries charter schools in Kentucky while state senators consider their fate
Mar 14, 6:19 AM: A grassroots organization for public education, Save Our Schools Kentucky, made a last-ditch effort Monday to urge state lawmakers to say no to charter schools.
Group of local educators speak out against charter schools
Mar 13, 6:31 AM: As the 2017 General Assembly enters its home stretch, a number of bills remain in play. Not the least of which is House Bill 520, allowing for the authorization of charter schools in Kentucky.
Lawmakers hope to reach accord on charter schools
Mar 10, 6:11 AM: Key lawmakers say they are optimistic that the General Assembly will approve a charter schools bill even as they continue to negotiate the details of the bill as time is running short for the 2017 legislative session.



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