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So we were surprised when the good Kentucky Pruitt got publicly humiliated and fired for being a non-combatant in the War on Education and the bad Pruitt in Washington was not force-marched back to Oklahoma for needing a soundproof booth to talk to coal operator Don Blankenship in. Stephen ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A former principal at the Kentucky School for the Blind has accused the Kentucky Department of Education of gender discrimination in a lawsuit filed this week in Jefferson Circuit Court. Deborah Phillips, who was principal at the Frankfort Avenue School from Dec. 30, 2013, ...

Decades before the Kentucky Board of Education forced out former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt two years before his contract was up, the legislature passed a massive overhaul of the state education system, including measures to try and shield Kentucky's top education official from ...
A general view of the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., Monday, January 8, 2018. ... We need to help some of those in charge find eastern Kentucky. ... More than 160 teachers and students were presenters at this summit, which was sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative as part of ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says he's not sure what to expect Tuesday when the state Education board meets to discuss personnel behind closed doors. Pruitt held a town hall meeting at Atherton High School on Monday to discuss new ...
The votes came Friday as thousands of teachers rallied inside and outside the Capitol, forcing more than 30 school districts to close as Kentucky continued the chorus of teacher protests across the country. The rally in Frankfort took on a festival-like atmosphere as some teachers sat in lawn chairs ... protesting

Matt Bevin vetoed a two-year budget proposal and tax overhaul on Monday despite calls from the statewide teachers union to spare the bills and protect funding for public education. "I cannot support a proposal that ignores fiscal reality and continues to kick the can of financial responsibility down the ... Kentucky teachers
In Frankfort, Ky., teachers and other school employees chanted "Stop the war on public education." "We're madder than hornets, and the hornets are swarming today," said Claudette Green, a retired teacher and principal. Schools across Kentucky were closed, due either to spring break or to allow ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
Teacher unrest spread to another deep red state in Oklahoma, where the GOP-led legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school funding. Teachers are mulling whether the current offer from lawmakers is enough to avert a work stoppage. Kentucky Education Association President ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Longtime teachers said they are rethinking retirement and even pushing their kids out of the education field after Thursday's vote ... Votes in the Kentucky House and Senate Thursday night, led to about 100 teachers in Carter County, or about one-third of them, calling off sick by 5 ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 29, 2018) – Projects funded by the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI) — and $150 million in locally matched funds — are off to a fast start in the Commonwealth. Since January 2017, 40 projects have begun, with many already training students for high-demand technology ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky's two largest school districts in Jefferson and Fayette counties were among 22 across the state that closed schools Friday after ... “More than a third of our school employees have reported that they will not be at school tomorrow, which leaves our district without enough substitutes to cover all of ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
The Kentucky Education Association is calling on public school districts in Kentucky to shut down Monday so teachers and their supporters can rally in ... and being thanked by a fourth grader at a rally protesting pension plan changes at the KEA headquarters in Frankfort, Ky. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Oklahoma teachers rebellion
Moments before a suspected killer came to the front doors of John Hardin High School on Wednesday, a Kentucky State Police trooper called the school and told it to go on lockdown. The man, police say, had just killed his wife and was heading to the school in an attempt to pick up his child. But thanks to ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
Spring break is coming early for many school systems around Kentucky as a growing number of employees calling in sick has led to closures around the state after a controversial pension bill passed through the General Assembly. Fayette County Public Schools was the first district to announce that it will ... Oklahoma teachers rebellion
A small group of mourners in black followed an empty coffin into the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to protest state budget cuts to Kentucky's higher education system. More specifically, the funeral was held to say goodbye to Eastern Kentucky University's theater program, a casualty of ...
Days after Kentucky's new interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis was hired by the state board of education, he has begun announcing changes. Lewis, who told the Courier Journal in Louisville that he would apply for the permanent commissioner position, said he will speed the process ...


 

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