charter schools

Kentucky Department Of Education Website

  The new leader of the Kentucky Department of Education laid out his priorities on Wednesday, including the creation of charter schools, improving student achievement and taking over Louisville’s public school system.

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Kentucky’s first charter school director is resigning less than a year after he was hired.

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Last week’s upheaval at the Kentucky Board of Education and a possible state takeover of Louisville’s school system have widened the path for charter schools to open in Kentucky.

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  The opening of charter schools in Kentucky could be delayed if a two-year budget passed this week by the General Assembly is signed by Governor Bevin.

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  A group of west Kentucky teachers protested the passage of a pension reform bill on the steps of the state capitol building Monday.

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Charter schools might not come to Kentucky this year after all.

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Eastern Kentucky University will apply with the state of Kentucky to make its Model Lab School a new charter school. EKU’s Board of Regents also took action Wednesday to freeze the university’s tuition for a year.

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The Kentucky Board of Education has drafted a set of proposed regulations to govern charter schools, after revisions proposed by a new advisory board appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin.

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A new Tennessee law requiring public school districts to provide student data to charter schools faces its first tests with pushback from districts.

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This time next year, charter schools will be opening for the first time in Kentucky. A new law will let local school boards and the mayors of Louisville and Lexington contract with private groups to create the alternative schools in their communities.

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