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In February, after seven years on the Fayette County Public Schools Board, Doug Barnett said he would not seek re-election when his term ends this year. ... Under a law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly last year, charter schools were approved for the first time and local school boards will have to ...
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. Wayne Lewis, the interim commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, is expected to ...

Kentucky Pastors in Action, a group of preachers that has called for charter schools in the past, is now pushing for a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools, a move that would take decision-making out of the hands of a local school board that you elected and hand it to people handpicked by the ...
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is scheduled to visit Catlettsburg Elementary School on Tuesday, May 1, according to a news release from Boyd County Public Schools. School officials say the visit was planned after Hampton met Kathy Cook, a second/third grade ...
BENTON, Ky. — Jeff Dysinger's daughter survived two bullets from a classmate at her Kentucky high school this year, but he hasn't joined in the national ... in a Kentucky newspaper, she described the problem as “a mix of gun accessibility, parenting, today's society and a lack of safety measures” in schools.
(BENTON, Ky.) — Jeff Dysinger's daughter survived two bullets from a classmate at her Kentucky high school this year, but he hasn't joined in the ... month in a Kentucky newspaper, she described the problem as “a mix of gun accessibility, parenting, today's society and a lack of safety measures” in schools.

Several Kentucky school districts have announced they will be closed Friday as teachers prepare for another rally in Frankfort to protest the new pension law. Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis said in a statement on Facebook that a lack of substitute teachers led to the closure.
"The Lee County School District will close schools on Monday, April 2, 2018," one announcement said. "This will allow our public school employees time to travel to Frankfort to advocate for Public Education and school funding at the KEA (Kentucky Education Association) rally. We need to continue to make ...
Kentucky Teachers Shut Down Schools Across the State and Prepare to Strike ... Over the past ten years, Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have slashed corporate taxes, decimated school funding, ignored teachers' pleas for raises, and tried their best to crush public employees' ...
"I am not exactly certain but I (sic) sure this has to do with the bill passage in Frankfort," Rust said on Twitter. "Most of the absences were put in last night after Fayette County and several other KY districts announced their closures." Gallatin County schools in Northern Kentucky are also closed Friday due to ...

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers called in sick on Friday to protest last-minute changes to their pension system, forcing nearly two dozen ... Teacher unrest spread to another deep-red state in Oklahoma, where the GOP-led legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school ...
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.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. FRANKLIN, Ky. - Simpson County Schools in Kentucky will be closed Friday due to "high absenteeism." Simpson County Schools posted on Facebook Friday morning that schools would be ...
In addition to Fayette, Clark County Public Schools also announced on Facebook that schools there would be closed Friday. The Facebook post did not give a specific reason. Jessamine County also called off school Friday “due to a shortage of substitutes to cover absences tomorrow.” By midnight, more districts, including ...
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 ...
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 ... "His actions put John Hardin on lockdown and kept the suspect out of the building," said Hardin schools spokesman John Wright, who added the time ...
Schools in eight Kentucky school districts were closed Friday as teachers across the state protested Republican changes to their pension system, CBS News reports. In Lexington and Louisville — the state's two largest school districts — hundreds of teachers took sick days or refused to show up for work ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A wave of school closures have swept Kentucky as teachers across the state, frustrated by a controversial pension reform bill passed Thursday night, requested substitutes or called in sick. Republicans in control of the Kentucky House and Senate unveiled — and zipped through to final ...


 

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