It is clear that opening a charter school in Kentucky is a priority of the General Assembly. However, in spite of Kentucky actually having a charter school law on the books since 2017, none exist in the state largely because the law does not provide stable funding for charter schools.
As chair of the Kentucky Board of Education and a 31-year veteran of Kentucky public schools, I am extremely disappointed with House Bill (HB) 9 and its slim passage by the House of Representatives today.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Superintendents Advisory Council (SAC) discussed legislative updates and guidelines on being up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations during its Feb. 10 meeting.
The selfless acts of kindness displayed by school personnel after the historic 265.7-mile tornado on Dec. 10 and 11 were recognized Jan. 27 by the Kentucky General Assembly.
During the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee meeting Feb. 11 at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis testified in support of amendments to 704 KAR 3:305, proposed minimum high school graduation requirements.
2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair shares how she learned to feel more comfortable talking with legislators and why she thinks it's important for all teachers.
The 2014 General Assembly has finished its work with 1,486 bills considered with 145 bills and resolutions enacted, including several related to education.