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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A nationally recognized educator is advocating for more teacher freedom in their classrooms. Ron Clark is a featured speaker at the annual College and Career Readiness Summit at Murray State University this week. He spoke at a press conference before addressing a packed room in Lovett Auditorium Wednesday morning. He said teachers are often “shackled” when it comes do doing their job. 

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed nine members to the Charter School Advisory Council, including west Kentucky famer Ben Cundiff.

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Kentucky's Republican governor has created an advisory council to help guide state regulators as they prepare for charter schools.

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  The Kentucky School Boards Association says its members will be watching with interest as charter schools open their doors as early as this fall. A bill signed into law by Governor Bevin this year will allow charter schools in the commonwealth for the first time.

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that revamps state charter school law by requiring the publicly funded but privately run schools to be evaluated based on their performance.

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With the legislature on a break heading towards the end of this year’s session, Gov. Matt Bevin has signed many bills into law this week, including legislation opening Kentucky up to charter schools, defunding Planned Parenthood and requiring state colleges and universities to compete for funding.

J. Tayler Franklin, WFPL

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the charter schools bill into law, allowing the alternative institutions to open up this fall after an application process.

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As the dust settles on the main part of the legislative session, the Republican-led General Assembly has passed most of its priorities.

A handful of bills approved in early January have already been signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin. Those include a “right-to-work” law, a repeal of the prevailing wage on public works projects, and anti-abortion legislation.

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The state legislature approved a statewide charter schools bill after a marathon day of voting on Wednesday. The legislation heads to the desk of Gov. Matt Bevin, who supports the measure.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Update: The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.

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