Kentucky

In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the media in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus.
In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the media in Frankfort, Ky.
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States Kentucky Ends All Statewide Mask Mandates After Governor's Vetoes Overridden
The Republican-led legislation strips the Democratic governor's ability to issue statewide mask mandates in schools or anywhere else.
Jack Brammer and Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader, September 10, 2021
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States From Our Research Center Map: A-F Grades, Rankings for States on School Quality
Here’s a map showing grades for all the states on this year’s Quality Counts summative report card, on which the nation gets a C overall.
EdWeek Research Center, September 1, 2021
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States Nation Gets a 'C' on Latest School Quality Report Card, While N.J. Again Boasts Top Grade
A slight increase in this year's Quality Counts score isn't enough to boost the nation's school system above last year's middling grade.
Sterling C. Lloyd & Alex Harwin, September 1, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State Grades on K-12 Achievement: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on K-12 achievement, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.
EdWeek Research Center, September 1, 2021
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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 9, 2019. Slater was one of 20 attorneys general to sue the Biden administration Monday looking to halt federal LGBTQ protections in schools and the workplace.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 9, 2019. Slater was one of 20 attorneys general to sue the Biden administration Monday looking to halt federal LGBTQ protections in schools and the workplace.
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Education 20 States Sue Biden Administration Over School LGBTQ Protections
The lawsuit seeks to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people in schools and the workplace.
The Associated Press, August 31, 2021
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School & District Management In Kentucky, 4 Counties Close Schools Over COVID and a New Law Halts Learning for Some
Amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, school leaders are asking state lawmakers for more remote learning days and more flexibility.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader, August 26, 2021
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States Infographic Which States Ban Mask Mandates in Schools, and Which Require Masks?
To better understand where school districts can and can't require masks, Education Week is tracking state-level school mask mandates.
Stacey Decker & Hyon-Young Kim, August 20, 2021
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FILE - In this April. 27, 2021, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks with reporters following his tour of the UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. Beshear imposed a mask-wearing mandate in Kentucky schools on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, as the fast-spreading delta variant causes waves of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool, File)
Education Kentucky Governor Orders Masks in Schools as Virus Surges
“We cannot allow our kids to go into these buildings unprotected, unvaccinated and face this delta variant,” said Gov. Beshear.
The Associated Press, August 11, 2021
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The exterior of the Kentucky State Capitol is seen in Frankfort, Ky. on April 7, 2021.
The exterior of the Kentucky State Capitol is seen in Frankfort, Ky. on April 7, 2021.<br/>
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States Allow Critical Race Theory—and Opposing Views—in Kentucky Schools, Ed. Chief Says
Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass urged lawmakers to consider an alternative to banning critical race theory.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader, July 8, 2021
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School & District Management Enrollment Data: How Many Students Went Missing in Your State?
America's public school system lost more than 1.4 million students during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Education Week analysis.
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School Choice & Charters How the Pandemic Helped Fuel the Private School Choice Movement
State lawmakers got a new talking point as they pushed to create and expand programs to send students to private schools.
Evie Blad, July 2, 2021
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Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school  located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
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School & District Management More Than 1 Million Students Didn't Enroll During the Pandemic. Will They Come Back?
Education Week analyzed state data to gather a more comprehensive understanding of this year's enrollment loss.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 17, 2021
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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up
School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2021
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States Interactive Map: Where Critical Race Theory Is Under Attack
This national map tracks where state policymakers are attempting to limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism in the classroom.
June 11, 2021
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