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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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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt hosts a meeting in Paducah Monday to discuss public opinions on the development of a new accountability system to improve student readiness.

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The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools.

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Ben Cundiff, a new member of the Kentucky Board of Education, says the commonwealth’s schools need more priority in funding from the state legislature.

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A west Kentucky man has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve on the state Board of Education. 

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  A state representative has pre-filed a bill that would allow home school and private school students to play sports in their local public school districts.

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The Kentucky Board of Education conducted its first review Wednesday of applicants looking to become the next commissioner of education.

After a closed session, the board voted to ask the search firm for additional information on 15 candidates from in-state and out of state. The first interviews for the post will be conducted in Louisville August 14-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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The Kentucky Board of Education will soon reconsider its policies governing middle school athletics. A legislative task force crafted final recommendations this week, which include many policies already in place at the high school level.

Preliminary data presented to the Kentucky Board of Education shows just one in four children in the Commonwealth are ready for kindergarten. Next year all 174 school districts will be required to have kindergarten screening. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says he expects the number of children not ready to start school will increase then. Associate Commissioner Felicia Smith says fewer than 110 districts participated in this year’s screening, representing 34,500 children. The tests assess the whole child, including social and emotional development.

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From NPR: Curiosity is (somewhat) safe on mars and NPR explores the high pressure environment of mission control as the rover touched down. 

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