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THE LAB Louisville schools move means charters coming
May 7, 7:11 AM: The Jefferson County Public Schools serve more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Louisville. The system is the nation's tenth largest. And it is undeniably a mess.
Head of charter schools stepping down at Kentucky Department of Education
May 4, 5:39 AM: Simms, who earned a $90,000 salary in his role as director of charter schools, previously worked as St. Louis director at the University of Missouri’s Office of Charter School Operations and as senior director of the >
Lawyer: JCPS can say state education board is biased in takeover fight
May 3, 5:30 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools could fight a state takeover in court by arguing that the state board of education cannot issue a fair decision because its new members are biased, a lawyer says.
Pollio says he will meet with JCPS board members, lawyers to consider takeover appeal
May 1, 5:41 AM: Superintendent Marty Pollio said he will meet with board members and lawyers to decide whether Jefferson County Public Schools will appeal the Kentucky education chief's recommendation that the state take over the >
How Kentucky Law Aims To Separate Education From Politics
Apr 27, 7:13 AM: Decades before the Kentucky Board of Education forced out former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt two years before his contract was up, the legislature passed a massive overhaul of the state education system, >
JCPS parents rally together to support the district against a state takeover
Apr 27, 5:52 AM: About 100 parents, teachers and school board members united together Thursday to show support of Jefferson County Public Schools keeping local control of the district.
Opinion: These high-poverty Kentucky schools figured out how to help kids succeed
Apr 27, 5:44 AM: In 2005, the Prichard Committee sponsored a study of a small number of high-poverty Kentucky public schools that were successfully educating their students at high levels. Their success was unexpected because schools with >
Would A State Takeover Of JCPS Clear The Path For Charter Schools?
Apr 26, 6:13 AM: Last week’s upheaval at the Kentucky Board of Education and a possible state takeover of Louisville’s school system have widened the path for charter schools to open in Kentucky.
JCPS needs Marty Pollio's leadership — not a state takeover, public education group argues
Apr 25, 7:00 AM: Just moments after a group of faith leaders called for a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools, a coalition of public education advocates issued a counter-demand: Leave the district under local control. >
New education commissioner making changes. Is action on charter schools next?
Apr 25, 4:57 AM: Lewis, a charter school advocate, told reporters last week that he was a proponent of “high quality charter schools," which he thought should be part of Kentucky's tool box for improving the performance of students and for >
Superintendents: Charter schools unlikely in Boyle, Danville
Apr 24, 5:34 AM: Discussions on education and funding of public and charter schools have been at the forefront in Kentucky over the past few months. But superintendents say they don’t believe charter schools will have an impact locally for >
Editorial Bevin throws gasoline on flames
Apr 19, 6:57 AM: Never in the almost 28 years that Kentucky has had an appointed education commissioner has any governor flexed the kind of raw political muscle that Matt Bevin used to oust Stephen Pruitt.
JCPS board members vow to take 'any and all possible action' to prevent state takeover
Apr 19, 5:52 AM: A day after an abrupt shake-up at the Kentucky Department of Education further complicated the fate of the state's largest school district, Jefferson County school board members said they will take "any and all possible >
Kentucky education commissioner resigns; advocate for charter schools appointed
Apr 18, 5:15 AM: Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigned Tuesday after a four-hour, closed-door meeting by the state board of education, whose members were all appointed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
Matt Bevin puts Hal Heiner, former spokeswoman and 5 others on Ky. Board of Education
Apr 17, 5:35 AM: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin remade the 12-member Kentucky Board of Education on Monday, heartening conservatives who want to see dramatic changes in Kentucky’s public schools, such as publicly-funded charter schools and a >
They want to open Kentucky charter schools, but only if the legislature changes its mind.
Apr 13, 6:14 AM: People who want to open public charter schools in Kentucky have written Republican House Speaker David Osborne and Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, urging them to reconsider a decision not to create a funding >
Kentucky teachers union calls for 'day of action' Friday
Apr 11, 6:20 AM: Just a day after Kentucky's governor warned that a teacher walkout would be irresponsible and a mistake, the statewide teachers union called for public employees to return Friday to the Capitol when lawmakers return to >
Op-Ed: River Cities Academy Charter School Would Be Good for Students
Apr 11, 5:49 AM: When our state legislators passed the Kentucky charter school law last year, we celebrated – and immediately got to work. We poured hours into researching and designing a charter school for a special type of student >
Commentary: The public school vs. public charter school debate has already begun
Apr 11, 5:33 AM: Instead, for anyone willing to take just a moment to consider the agenda of Gov. Matt Bevin, you will soon discover that this is not about demonizing Kentucky public school teachers or the Kentucky Education Association, >
Commentary: Lawmakers fail Kentucky families on school choice
Apr 6, 4:44 AM:

The budget lawmakers approved expands per pupil education funding and protects many other vital areas of K-12 education spending, so there is no good reason to deny families this option in communities where it can work, >



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