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Report: Kentucky ranks in bottom third of states for eighth-grade math, early childhood education
Oct 13, 8:30 AM: More Kentucky students are graduating from high school and earning two-year degrees, but the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is raising “grave concern” about too little progress on eighth grade math proficiency >
COVID-19 relief money for Louisville private schools will shrink after federal court ruling
Oct 9, 7:40 AM: Nearly $6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding will be slashed for Jefferson County private schools after a court struck down the U.S. Department of Education’s interpretation of how much stimulus money they should >
New Ky. School Commissioner Talks Charter Schools, Inequities, Politics
Sep 21, 6:21 AM: I think the biggest question for the state is, ‘how, from a state policy level, how do we raise the performance and experience for students across the state?’ I have not seen evidence that charter schools — just the mere >
Poll: Rural Kentuckians want in-person options for school
Sep 17, 8:01 AM: Following drastic changes in education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent poll found 62 percent of likely rural voters want some form of in-person or hybrid learning educational options for students. >
New super PAC plans to boost Kentucky legislative candidates supporting 'school choice'
Sep 14, 5:36 AM: A new federal super PAC created this week plans to boost candidates for the Kentucky General Assembly this fall who support school choice and education savings accounts to be used for non-public K-12 schooling. >
Column: Enough waiting, Gov. Beshear. It’s time to allow us to reopen Kentucky schools
Sep 10, 8:08 AM: The hybrid model that we are seeing in so many districts and private schools is the perfect solution, allowing those comfortable with resuming in-person learning the opportunity to do so while not compelling anyone to take >
Virtual disruptions on first day of classes prompt JCPS to explore other software options
Aug 27, 5:53 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools may drop Google Meet for another video conferencing software for live instruction after classes at some middle and high schools experienced "isolated" disruptions on the first day of classes >
Catholic schools wave off Beshear's warnings, will start in-person classes
Aug 13, 6:56 AM: Catholic schools in the Louisville area will ignore Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation and start in-person classes as soon as next week amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese of Louisville said Wednesday. >
Some Ky. public, private schools defy governor on reopening. Could state take more action?
Aug 13, 6:54 AM: Plans for reopening schools in Kentucky amid the coronavirus pandemic continued to upend the state Wednesday as some public and private schools said they would not follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to postpone >
Kentucky's Public Schools Get More Flexibility For Educators
Aug 4, 6:08 AM: Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, announced Monday new flexibility that the state is providing for public school districts. The allowance >
Opinion: COVID-19 crisis: A terrible thing to waste
Aug 3, 7:47 AM: Cookie-cutter online learning programs offered by Kentucky school districts during the COVID-19 shutdown in the spring failed to attract thousands of students and fell short in keeping multitudes of others engaged. >
Opinion: Not all remote learning experiences are created equal. Here's what parents should know
Jul 28, 7:07 AM: As many parents question how they will be able to manage working while their children are schooling from home, most do not realize that depending on where you live in the country, children and parents may have very >
Column: Let parents use SEEK dollars for online learning options
Jul 28, 5:52 AM: Going forward, given the uncertainty about COVID-19, Kentucky must craft education policies which move our system out of the assembly-line model of the past in ways that entice students to restart and successfully complete >
JCPS parents looking to move kids to private schools to avoid NTI 2.0
Jul 23, 7:19 AM: After JCPS announced the district will start the year off with remote learning, some parents are looking at other options like private schooling.
Louisville-area private schools will get nearly $6 million from CARES Act
Jul 15, 7:10 AM: Louisville-area private schools will receive $5.9 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act as they prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to records provided by Jefferson >
Commentary: Landmark SCOTUS cases upholds school choice; Ky. needs scholarship tax credits
Jul 14, 8:33 AM: SCOTUS’ decision, on the heels of President Trump’s State of the Union address that heralded a national scholarship tax credit program, gives families across America hope that their children can soon be in the classroom >
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.



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