The Morning Cram [kfc edition]

May 3, 2013

From NPR: Edward Lee's culinary education spans the multi-ethnic immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn where he grew up to his Korean grandmother's kitchen. His cookbook showcases recipes like lamb braised with soy sauce served over grits and Korean fried chicken.

Kentucky: Area schools are being hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, in the wake of the dissolution of the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust. Kentucky education officials say they've been assured technical glitches affecting proficiency tests administered online have been resolved, and testing is scheduled to resume Monday.

Tennessee: Members of the Tennessee faith community are expressing their opposition to a bill that would make it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours. The Tennessee Valley Authority reported a net income of $54 million in its second fiscal quarter.

Illinois: Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging lawmakers to create a committee to study how Illinois funds education and recommend ways to improve it. House Speaker Michael Madigan says he expects his legislative proposal to reform the state's pension systems will trump all others and reach the governor's desk.