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Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin, Beshear Wrangle Over Education in Debate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger’s children to claim his opponent is a “fraud” in promoting public education. Beshear responded that he supports his children and told Bevin that… Read More

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Kentucky Releases New School Accountability Report

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new school accountability system has awarded the highest five-star rating to 56 schools, while 89 schools lag at the other end of the scale with the lowest score. The vast majority of public schools fall into the mid-range, three-star category. The accountability report was released Tuesday by Kentucky education officials…. Read More

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W.Va. Senate Adjourns, Ending Special Session on Education

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s special legislative session is officially over. The Senate adjourned the education-focused session Monday after a brief meeting. Lawmakers in June passed a sweeping GOP education measure allowing the state’s first charter schools after the gridlocked session drew heavy protests from teachers. Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed the measure into… Read More

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Report: Over 38% of W.Va. Schools Missing Attendance Goal

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials say they’ve found a problem with the state’s school system: many students aren’t showing up to class. The education department released a report Thursday saying that more than 38% of schools did not meet attendance standards in the 2018-2019 school year. In a statement, schools superintendent Steven… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Judge Refuses to Step Aside from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney… Read More

Amy Obhof has been teaching social studies for 13 years. She enjoys mixing her love of art into her lessons.

Ohio Freshmen Begin High School With New Graduation Requirements

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After lawmakers have spent years making tweaks and changes to the high school graduation requirements, the incoming freshman class is beginning its high school journey with what are believed to be permanent standards. “Good morning everybody.” Amy Obhof greets a classroom full of new freshmen at Licking Heights High School, in central Ohio, before jumping straight… Read More

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W.Va. Lawsuit: School Official Harassed Trans Teen in Bathroom

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for transgender students nationwide. The lawsuit filed in state court accuses the… Read More