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Gov. Matt Bevin has announced his support for the latest charter school bill introduced in the General Assembly. The legislation would allow non-profit or for-profit organizations to create new public schools with the permission of a local school district or the state.

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A new bill that would create a system for charter schools to open up anywhere in Kentucky by 2018 has been filed in the state House of Representatives.

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Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his second State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night. It marked the first time in state history a Republican governor of Kentucky addressed a joint session of a Republican-led legislature.

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General Assembly members reconvened at the state capitol Tuesday after just over a month break in this 30 day session.

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State lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday after a break in this year’s General Assembly. With nearly two months left, the legislature is likely to consider major changes to the public education and criminal justice systems, giving the governor more power to reorganize university boards and altering the way medical malpractice lawsuits progress through the courts.

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Whether to allow charter schools to open up in Kentucky will be one of the biggest pieces of legislation considered this year. Only seven states in the country don’t allow charters.

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When Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort next week, they’re expected to take up charter school legislation. In the meantime, Louisville Public Media is taking a look at the issue from various angles. In this installment of the weeklong series, we take a look at another way the issue is often framed: as urban vs. rural.

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Kentucky is one of seven states in the U.S. that doesn’t allow charter schools. But the General Assembly is likely to soon approve a bill that would make the organizations a reality in the Bluegrass. Lawmakers will return next week to consider the measure. In the meantime, Louisville Public Media is taking a look at the issue from all sides this week. In our first installment we ask: What are charter schools, and are they effective?

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 Advocates for school choice gather in Frankfort on Friday for a ‘National School Choice Week’ rally. According to the National School Choice Week website, schools and advocacy groups are seeking to promote alternative options to public school systems, like charter and private schools.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says if the legislature approves a bill to allow charter schools in the state, it needs to make sure public schools are adequately funded under the new system to avoid stepping on the toes of a landmark state Supreme Court ruling.

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