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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
9:44 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Governor Haslam Won't Sign Foreign Employment Limit Bill

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he will allow a bill seeking to limit the number of foreign workers at charter schools to become law without his signature. Haslam says he questions the constitutionality of the measure and doesn't want to harm the state's efforts to improve education standards. But he notes the bill is "permissive and not mandatory," so he will let it become law while he asks for a formal legal opinion from the attorney general. 

Tennessee
4:36 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Governor Expresses Concerns over Charter Schools Bill

Tenn Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing reservations about a bill seeking to cap the number of foreigners working at Tennessee charter schools.

The Republican governor says he is concerned about the measure headed for his consideration after passing both chambers.

Haslam says the state is trying to promote more science, technology, engineering and math classes in the state, and he doesn't want to close off a potential pipeline of teachers with expertise in those subjects.

Afternoon Update
3:39 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12

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On NPR: To keep customers, brick-and-mortar stores look to smartphones.

 

Education:

Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to raise the state's dropout age.

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Education
3:20 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Charter School Add-On Kills Two Education Reform Issues

An attempt to piggyback charter school legislation on another bill has likely killed two plans for education reform in Kentucky.

The state Senate Education committee today added language legalizing charter schools to a charter alternative plan sponsored by Representative Carl Rollins, who chairs the House Education Committee. Charter supporters hoped Rollins would allow the amendment in order to see his alternative become law, but it's unlikely the plan will work.

"The charter school part of the bill has no chance and I'm pretty sure the whole bill is dead," says Rollins.

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Afternoon Update
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/14/12

Last year's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort, KY.
Jeff Gross

Today is I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally.

 

 

 

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Lawmakers have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling which would allow for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks.

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Education
4:16 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Charter School Hearing

After several years, a bill allowing charter schools in Kentucky has received a hearing in a House committee.

Advocates for and against the measure spent this morning debating the merits of the education reform in the capitol. Charter school administrators from other states joined Rep. Brad Montell, the bill's sponsor, and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president Dave Adkission in support of the bill.

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2012 General Assembly
10:58 am
Tue January 3, 2012

New Charter School Push in Kentucky Legislative Session

The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education (KARE) is launching TV ad buys across the commonwealth today to educate the general public about charter schools. KARE has spent $8,950 to air the ad on WLKY in Louisville.

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10:52 am
Tue January 3, 2012

New Charter School Push in Kentucky Legislative Session

The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called <a href="http://www.chartersinkentucky.com/">Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education</a> (KARE) is launching TV ad buys across the commonwealth today to educate the general public about charter schools.

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