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A Franklin Circuit Court order has approved the distribution of about $2 million to almost 200 Kentucky schools, colleges, education groups, and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services Association.

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A company in western Kentucky has paid off about $7,300 in past due lunch accounts at the Lyon County School District.

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Hal Heiner, the secretary of Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, says a new free community college tuition program will help put people who have exited the labor force back to work.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has issued an executive order creating the Work Ready Scholarship Program, which will provide free tuition to eligible Kentucky students getting a two-year degree that could be used in "high-demand" industries like healthcare and manufacturing.

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A recent report says fewer than two-thirds of the teachers in the state-run Achievement School District last year were considered "highly qualified."

According to the Tennessee State Report Card, just under 65 percent of ASD teachers last year were considered ‘highly qualified.’  

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The director of the Kentucky Head Start Association credits focused staff training for the state’s achievement of high marks for quality instruction.

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Kentucky's public institutions are bucking a national trend when it comes to university enrollment.

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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is expanding its medical school to south-central Kentucky and the western part of the state.

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The Kentucky Department of Education says it will underwrite the cost of Advanced Placement exams for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Colin Ozeki, 17, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has affected his interactions with others, his emotions and his own self-confidence. He sees it as an issue to confront, something about himself to work on and improve in order to fully participate in life around him.

He appreciates the adage, "It's a difference, not a disability." But he disagrees with it when it comes to himself.

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