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State budget doesn't fund charter schools
Apr 5, 5:06 AM: With no money for charter schools in the two-year budget lawmakers sent to the governor Monday, Kentucky might not see them open this year after all.
Thousands from across Kentucky rally for education at Capitol
Apr 3, 4:48 AM: An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people, according to the city of Frankfort, attended a rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association just days after the state legislature passed a pension-reform bill and on the same >
Charter Schools May Be Coming To Kentucky, But Funding Is Still In Limbo
Mar 28, 7:03 AM: Last year, the Kentucky General Assembly passed two bills relating to charter schools. One of the bills allowed charters to operate. The other one set up a funding mechanism. But that funding bill was only temporary, and >
Charter schools looking for funding green light from legislature
Mar 27, 6:30 AM: Republican lawmakers continued to hammer out a compromise budget Monday, while the future of education funding hangs in the balance. Charter school supporters also watched intently, waiting for the public funds they need >
Guest columnist: Scholarship tax credits key to expanding educational opportunity in Ky.
Mar 26, 5:47 AM: All families in Kentucky — regardless of wealth — should have the opportunity to provide their children an education that matches their individual needs. For some students, a public education is the right fit. Other >
Would charter school funding proposal hurt public schools? Senate plan sparks debate.
Mar 23, 4:57 AM: Word that the Kentucky Senate had proposed a mechanism to fund charter schools after the current method expires in June drew strong reactions on social media and among lawmakers this week.
Let Kentucky school districts offer bonuses to teachers who work in struggling schools
Mar 20, 6:46 AM: We’ve set up a system throughout Kentucky, and particularly in JCPS, that fails our most vulnerable students and hamstrings our lowest-performing schools, known as priority schools.
Charter school policy conversations push ahead despite lack of funding
Mar 14, 4:41 AM: At Tuesday night's board of education meeting, Jefferson County Public School officials discussed a draft of policies and procedures for prospective area charter schools.
JCPS taking charter school applications for 60 days starting April 16
Mar 8, 6:12 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools will open a 60-day application window for prospective charter school operators on April 16 despite financial uncertainty for charter schools once the current fiscal year ends. >
Kentucky House budget plan does not include mechanism for funding charter schools
Mar 5, 6:45 AM: Charters schools are set to open in Kentucky as early as this fall, but with education dollars already tight, the proposed state budget does not yet include a plan for funding them.
Charter schools encounter funding hurdle
Feb 26, 7:23 AM: With rollout of charter schools in Kentucky this year becoming increasingly unlikely, a member of the state’s board of education is pushing back on lawmakers for not taking action to fund them past June 30. >
County school board urges educators to lobby lawmakers
Feb 15, 6:28 AM: Board Chairman Kerry Young agreed. Describing his recent trip to Frankfort to meet with lawmakers, Young said they seemed more receptive to protecting public education funding than last year when the state passed charter >
Charter schools in Kentucky could be delayed
Feb 14, 6:15 AM: Last year, Kentucky became the 44th state to make charter schools legal. But the mechanism to pay for them expires June 30. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin did not include a funding formula for charter schools in his proposed >
JCPS board moving ahead with charter school policies regardless of state funding uncertainty
Feb 14, 6:07 AM: Despite financial uncertainty for charter schools at the state level, the Jefferson County Board of Education is moving ahead in drafting its policies as a charter authorizer.
2 Louisville GOP lawmakers say state shouldn't fund charter schools while cutting education
Feb 13, 7:12 AM: A pair of Louisville Republicans have told their constituents that if public education dollars are cut in the upcoming budget, they will not support measures that establish funding guidelines for charter schools. >
Kentucky’s charter school law is not a top-10 achievement by Jeanne Allen
Feb 8, 8:03 AM: Kentucky’s adoption of a charter school bill last year was a positive step forward for the commonwealth. But the legislation itself left a great deal to be desired and in many ways left much of the promise that charters >
Tax break could help kids go to private schools but Kentucky's budget may suffer
Jan 26, 7:32 AM: A little over a year ago, school choice supporters scored a major victory in Kentucky when Gov. Matt Bevin signed a law allowing charter schools in the state. Now, before charter schools have even opened their doors, >
School Choice Debate Shifts To Tax Credits
Jan 26, 6:33 AM: As school choice advocates rally across the state and in Frankfort, a battle is brewing over a proposed statewide scholarship tax credit aimed at helping low-income and disadvantaged children attend private schools. >
Charter schools haven't opened in Kentucky yet. This bill would keep it that way
Jan 22, 6:53 AM:

A group of Kentucky lawmakers wants to quash the state's nascent charter school law before it even gets off the ground.

Legislation would allow 95 percent tax credit on donations for private K-12 scholarships
Jan 17, 6:30 AM: The Kentucky General Assembly will soon take up legislation to provide generous tax credits to individuals and businesses who make donations for organizations that grant scholarships to private K-12 schools. >



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