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West Virginia teachers demonstrate for a pay increase.

Friday’s massive demonstration by Kentucky teachers was just the latest in a series of walkouts, protests and pickets by teachers in four states from West Virginia to Arizona. Glynis Board reports on what the unrest among teachers could mean for schools, for labor, and for upcoming elections.

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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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  The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate.

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Forty current or retired educators are running to become state lawmakers this year as leaders of the legislature and Gov. Matt Bevin consider cuts to public education and an overhaul of the state’s pension systems.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget bill would keep per-pupil funding for Kentucky’s public education students at its current level. But the plan would still chip away at support programs and requires local school districts to pay a larger share of student transportation costs.

Budget Proposal Would Slash Money For Kentucky School Buses

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  A budget proposal from Kentucky's governor would slash transportation spending for school districts across the state.

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Republican State Senator Stan Humphries of west Kentucky said he is open to Governor Matt Bevin’s pension reform bill, but has not yet decided how he will vote on the proposed measure.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin Monday defended his proposal to change the state’s pension systems before a group of business leaders in Lexington.

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 The future of sex education for some classrooms across the country is up for debate as President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget allocates a majority of funding towards abstinence-centered programs. Abstinence education is already required in Kentucky schools, where many high school students will encounter it in their mandatory health class. There, the classroom experience can end up being very different for female students compared to their male counterparts.

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An Owensboro area initiative helping to place high school students from refugee families into summer jobs is proving to be more successful than just temporary work. 

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