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Five educational institutions in west Kentucky have submitted their application for the Work Ready Skills Initiative’s second round of grant funding.

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.

The president's "skinny budget" has cuts for education

The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known as a "skinny budget" because it has few details.

The U.S. Department of Education came in for a $9 billion, or 13.5 percent, cut.

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The Unbridled Learning accountability system for Kentucky’s public schools is on the way out.  For the past year, education leaders have been crafting a new model to measure student proficiency. 

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Gerard St. Amand has been chosen to serve as interim president for Northern Kentucky University. 

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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.

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Kentucky House members voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of redefining academic standards in public schools and phasing out the use of federal common core standards.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is down.

If those words don't send a shiver up your spine, it means you're not a high school senior or college student rushing to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

The FAFSA is the form — famously complicated and difficult to finish — that stands between many low-income students and the federal, state and institutional aid they need to pay for college.

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Kentucky State University's board of regents has chosen M. Christopher Brown to be the school's 15th president following a sometimes controversial search.

Reading isn't usually a competitive sport. But it's become one for Braille readers because of a lack of excitement about Braille.

Right now, the Los Angeles-based Braille Institute is putting on regional competitions like this one in a classroom at the Tennessee School for the Blind.

A braille reading competition actually looks more like a typing contest.

As competition begins, students flip through their packets. Their spread fingers sweep over the square pages.

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Governor Matt Bevin appointed Ronald Banks to the Kentucky State University Board of Regents today (Monday).

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