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Manual-State says 'confusion' lingers over Jefferson school turnaround plan
May 2, 10:00 AM:

State Ed Dept. says there's still 'confusion' about Jefferson Co.'s plan to overhaul lowest-performing schools. Article lists concerns, but unclear what's being done to clarify inexperienced teacher and collective >

Manual-State OKs Kentucky school corrective plan
Apr 27, 1:00 PM:

State Ed Dept. approves Jefferson Co. plan to fix failing schools. Plan needed because system didn't make 'adequate yearly progress' under NCLB. Even with details here, few specifics on exactly what strategies will do to >

Two Ky. schools send teams to science bowl
Apr 27, 9:50 AM:

Two KY schools heading to National Science Bowl. Top teams represent top-notch schools, but what about students stuck in less than stellar schools? Reforms help guarantee same quality education to all students. Great to >

State auditor criticizes board that oversees for-profit education
Apr 20, 12:06 PM:

KY auditor slams oversight of for-profit colleges. Some disturbing trends found; however, clings to generalizations in terms of student impact. Their success (or failure) should be focus of any reforms.


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More Fayette schools sign up for Singapore math program
Mar 29, 3:54 PM:

More Fayette Co., KY, schools to teach Singapore math program that's aligned with tougher common core standards. Spotlight on success in closing achievement gap. Unclear what ed board doing to encourage still more >

Ready or not, new state education standards are coming to classrooms
Mar 21, 8:12 AM:

The state's beginning to implement new education standards, but some teachers and school officials are afraid to-tight timeline is forcing too-minimal preparation, guidance, and funding. Why is state pressing to change >

Longer school days on horizon
Mar 8, 11:27 AM:

Bill passed Friday could permit rural KY district to extend school hours to make up for snow days rather than add days onto year. Creative approach is useless if kids are just getting more crummy schooling. Wouldn't be >

Stumbo: 'We are not going to cut education'
Mar 4, 5:38 PM:

GOP-controlled Senate wants to decrease education funding to fix Medicaid shortfalls. Democratic-controlled House won't support any cuts to education, believes cuts elsewhere deserve more attention. Do they think >

Education task force makes 35 recommendations
Feb 22, 1:12 PM:

A 34-member KY task force took 15 months to come up with 35 recommendations to improve schools and student achievement.  Oookay.  Asking if the wheel was reinvented here may be appropriate.  Question whether anyone is >

Proposal would mandate Pledge of Allegiance in Kentucky schools
Feb 17, 9:56 AM:

KY Senate Education panel considers bill requiring a daily recitation of Pledge of Allegiance. Students could opt to remain silent. Instilling good citizenship a traditional key role of schools, along with providing >

iPads come to classrooms
Feb 7, 9:39 AM:

An innovative program that is using the latest technology to add to students understanding and excitement about education. Charter-less Kentucky has a moment. Thorough and instructive.

Local school improvement focus of summit
Feb 4, 11:02 AM:

A schedule of breakout sessions and speakers at a Ky Education Summit, called preparing Our Children for the Future, prepares no one for what is at stake in education.  Report on outcomes and meaningful reform at hand >

Bill promotes Ky. school innovation
Feb 2, 2:07 PM:

A bill introduced in the Ky. Senate as an alternative to charter school laws. Are the “new approaches” mentioned tried out in other states? Could freeing schools from state requirements mean less accountability?

Key House lawmaker pushing alternative to charter schools
Feb 2, 11:53 AM:

We're missing background on the sponsor of legislation for a charter school alternative. Has he been an opponent of charter schools?  Does his action mean that charter school legislation is dead this session?

Key House lawmaker pushing alternative to charter schools
Feb 2, 11:22 AM:

Charter schools aren't just a different name slapped on the status quo. Removing a few rules won't fix the system. How do charters work? This would be a great place to let people know.

WZTV FOX17 :: Newsroom - Kentucky News
Feb 2, 10:26 AM:

Short piece on bill that would grant funding & scheduling flexibility to opt-in Kentucky school districts. Reader left wondering how, if at all, this flexibility will improve student achievement.

School budget fine, for now
Jan 31, 1:29 PM:

Detailed accounting of fiscal pressures facing a school system. While efficiencies made by school district are noted, how does this district compare with others in state are handling reduced budgets?

District aim is improvement | | The Madison County Herald
Jan 18, 12:06 PM:

Mississippi schools are facing many of the same problems being experienced by schools systems throughout the country. Many states have found answers lying within the the curricula of the charter school program. The >



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