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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media at a news conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky on Sept. 23, 2020.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media at a news conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort last year.
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Education Kentucky Governor Vetoes Controversial School Choice, Pension Bills
Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a school choice bill that he said would “greatly harm” public education in Kentucky.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader (MCT) & Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader (MCT), March 25, 2021
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School & District Management Kentucky Is Set to Be the First State to Finish Vaccinating Teachers
Teachers in the state who opt out of vaccination will likely no longer be able to work remotely.
Madeline Will & Alyson Klein, February 12, 2021
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The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
The U.S. Supreme Court continues to face cases involving coronavirus pandemic closures.
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Denies Kentucky Religious Academy's Challenge to School Closing Order
The justices, over two dissents, cited the imminent expiration of the order. The school could challenge again if the order is renewed.
Mark Walsh, December 17, 2020
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In this Nov. 10, 2020 photo the sun rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court seemed concerned Tuesday, Dec. 1, about the impact of siding with food giants Nestle and Cargill and ending a lawsuit that claims they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The court was hearing arguments in the case by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Danville Christian Academy in Kentucky wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling allowing the Kentucky governor's order barring in-person school instruction to go forward.
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Law & Courts Kentucky Religious School Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Block State Closure Order
Danville Christian Academy is seeking emergency relief from the COVID-19 closure order after losing in federal appeals court.
Mark Walsh, December 2, 2020
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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.
Kentucky Gov. Andrew G. Beshear is battling the state's attorney general over his order to stop all in-person school instruction to battle a surge in COVID-19 cases.
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Lifts Block on Kentucky School Closure Order
The injunction would have let private religious schools reopen despite the governor's order barring in-person instruction.
Mark Walsh, November 29, 2020
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Special Education Serving Special Needs Students During COVID-19: A Rural Educator's Story
Just because a rural school system has internet doesn’t mean everyone can afford it. That’s why James Barrett delivers paper work packets, along with meals, to his students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Corey Mitchell, May 18, 2020
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School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2020
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School & District Management How Coronavirus Is Jeopardizing Teacher Pay Raises
The momentum to raise teacher salaries in several states has ground to a halt amid fears of coronavirus’ massive economic blow.
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Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
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Student Achievement Smart Scheduling Puts Students' Needs First
A principal went back to the drawing board on his school's schedule after hearing author Daniel Pink talk about what children really need.
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kentucky
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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After reading the book, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” gifted education teacher Tiffani Morrison asks kindergarten students at Wheeler Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., to draw “what they would want to have fall from the sky if they could choose anything.”
After reading the book, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” gifted education teacher Tiffani Morrison asks kindergarten students at Wheeler Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., to draw “what they would want to have fall from the sky if they could choose anything.”
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Special Education Pointillism in 1st Grade? Teachers Use Unfamiliar Lessons to Mine for Giftedness
Some districts are using new “response lessons” to identify the talented students that traditional assessments miss.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 25, 2019
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Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear appears at the state Democrtic Party's election night watch event.
Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear appears at the state Democrtic Party's election night watch event.
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School & District Management Education Issues Resonate in Governors' Races
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
Evie Blad, November 12, 2019
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Ethan Pugh, center, an 11th grade student at Jackson at Jackson Independent Schools works with fellow eastern Kentucky students during "create-a-thon," an exercise to help get the word out to communities about the importance of the upcoming US Census.
Ethan Pugh, center, an 11th grade student at Jackson at Jackson Independent Schools works with fellow eastern Kentucky students during "create-a-thon," an exercise to help get the word out to communities about the importance of the upcoming US Census.
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Student Well-Being For Students in Coal Country, the Census Is a Hands-On Civics Lesson
In rural communities with shrinking populations, schools are enlisting students to help prevent the U.S. Census Bureau from undercounting them next year.
Evie Blad, November 12, 2019
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