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Kentucky’s first charter school director is resigning less than a year after he was hired.

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State lawmakers from Louisville agree that the city’s public school system needs to improve, but disagree along party lines over whether the state should intervene in the management of the district.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says problems in Louisville’s public school system are so severe that “we have got to make changes.” Bevin’s comments come a day after the state’s top education official recommended a takeover of Kentucky’s largest school district.

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This week in Kentucky politics, speculation flared that Kentucky’s new education leaders would try to take over Louisville’s public school district. Plus, a judge ruled that Attorney General Andy Beshear can sue the governor over the pension bill that was signed into law earlier this month.

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After a shakeup of Kentucky’s Board of Education last week, conservative groups are pushing for the state to intervene in the management of Jefferson County Public Schools, the state’s largest school district.

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The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to accept the resignation of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. The board's decision comes one day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced most of the board with new members. 

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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner is stepping down from his position to accept an appointment to the Kentucky Board of Education.

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The Kentucky Board of Education is asking the General Assembly to appropriate money for an existing emergency loan fund for certain districts facing serious financial challenges.

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Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear were back in court on Wednesday, this time over a challenge to the governor’s reorganization of several education boards this summer.

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