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Op-Ed: Fayette County Schools have not yet met promise of achievement for all students
Jun 10, 7:19 AM: Despite promises made for decades, student performance levels for African Americans have shown little change over the past 30 years. District leaders have failed to close the achievement gap for students in Fayette >
Schools Urged to Plan Three Options for Starting New School Year
May 7, 6:17 AM: If the state’s 172 school district’s have learned any tools and tricks about teaching during the two-month coronavirus shutdown, they may need them all and then some when it comes to planning for the new school year that >
Jim Waters: School choice left undone — again
Apr 23, 5:27 AM: During the just-completed session of the General Assembly, Frankfort’s all-wise political class once again passed over a tax-credit scholarship policy which would give Kentucky’s low-income families the choice of providing >
Commentary: General Assembly again leaves school choice undone in Kentucky
Apr 21, 5:41 AM: During the just-completed session of the General Assembly, Frankfort’s all-wise political class once again passed over a tax-credit scholarship policy that would give Kentucky’s low-income families the choice of providing >
Kentucky Senate Confirms All But One Of Beshear’s Board Of Education Picks
Apr 17, 6:09 AM: Senators voted not to confirm board chair David Karem, a former state lawmaker, and main driver behind the landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Under state law, appointees who are not confirmed cannot serve >
Remote learning due to COVID-19 has changed way Kentucky schools operate and could have impact on future
Apr 10, 6:19 AM: Nearly everything about how kids learn has changed over the past two weeks. Instead of waking up and getting on a school bus, Kentucky students are now commuting to their desks or kitchen tables at home.
Will lawmakers disband the KY Board of Education during coronavirus school shutdown?
Apr 6, 6:22 AM: Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday asked that lawmakers not disband his Kentucky Board of Education trying to lead during the unprecedented coronavirus school shutdown.
Opinion: Educational options for families: The road to real reform
Mar 24, 5:35 AM: To remedy these issues, school reforms are needed which allow parents options, alternatives and choices beyond the assigned public school while enabling teachers to go outside the bureaucratic box.
Kentucky Senate threatens to withhold teacher pension funding unless changes made
Mar 20, 7:30 AM: Of particular concern are provisions to hold back $1.1 billion in extra funding from the Teacher Retirement System until "structural reform" is made and the elimination of tens of millions of dollars in health care funding >
JCPS board clears way for distance learning ahead of potentially longer school closures
Mar 20, 6:44 AM: Potentially facing longer school closures to curb the coronavirus, Jefferson County Public Schools cleared the way to use distance learning to continue lessons.
House committee advances legislation altering school accountability rules
Mar 19, 5:57 AM: As state testing in Kentucky faces a murky future, lawmakers advanced a bill altering how the state would grade and identify struggling schools based off the results.
Controversial school choice bill may be stuck in Kentucky legislature
Mar 10, 7:17 AM: A controversial school choice measure may be withering in the Kentucky legislature. Legislation creating tax credits to bolster donations to private school scholarships may be blocked from a vote — by Republican lawmakers, >
What is an achievement gap? Kentucky's definition would shift under school accountability bill
Mar 5, 8:25 AM: The proposed legislation would redefine the term to compare how student groups are performing to goals set for them — dubbed a "gap to goal" approach. For example, black students' test scores would no longer be compared >
Trump administration is pushing Kentucky lawmakers to pass school choice program
Mar 2, 10:10 AM: The Trump administration is encouraging Kentucky lawmakers to pass a controversial school choice bill — and is potentially dangling tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to sweeten the deal.
Group claims JCPS board member is threatening to delay graduation over school choice bill
Mar 2, 6:42 AM: A pro-school choice group is calling for an apology from a Jefferson County Public Schools board member who correctly suggested that teacher protests over school choice legislation could once again shutter Louisville >
Kentucky’s First Charter School Applicant Loses Appeal
Feb 28, 8:12 AM: The state’s first charter school applicant, River Cities Academy, lost its appeal to the Kentucky Board of Education. The board decided Tuesday not to overturn a decision by Newport Independent Schools to deny the group a >
Charter school twice denied. Ky. education board denies appeal from first-ever applicant. Read more here:
Feb 26, 6:37 AM: The Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously denied an appeal from the proposed River Cities Academy, the first group that wants to open a charter school in the state.
Opinion: Breaking education barriers: GED fees waived in Kentucky
Feb 6, 8:35 AM: Education may be the key to a brighter future, but for many Kentuckians, access to quality education is difficult. A recent study performed by WalletHub found Kentucky to be among the least educated states, ranking near >
Ky. Permits School Boards To Opt Out Of Charter School Training
Feb 5, 8:06 AM: The Kentucky Board of Education will permit local school boards to opt out of mandatory charter school training.
Opinion: Tax credits give low-income kids better options
Feb 3, 6:48 AM: The fact that Kentucky ranks near the bottom nationally in education achievement among low-income students should be of grave concern to our educators and to all citizens whose hard-earned taxes support our schools. >



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