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Kentucky ‘very, very likely’ to get charter school law this year

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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It’s “very, very likely” that charter schools are coming to Kentucky, one of the seven states that still don’t allow charters, according to the chairman of the House Education Committee. Republican Rep. John “Bam” Carney, introduced legislation last week that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools throughout the state. Under Carney’s bill, local school boards […]

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A legislative roundup of school choice proposals

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Education Blog, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas  /  No Comments

Education Week reports on the wide range of states that are considering expanding school choice in their 2017 legislative sessions, and on a couple where opponents are trying to roll back the clock. EdWeek cites Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas as prime targets of opportunity for reformers. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Nevada are trying to rollback […]

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Kentucky legislature targets school choice

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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More school choice might be on tap in the Bluegrass State. With a newly elected supermajority in the legislature, The 74 reports that Kentucky Republicans are backing nonprofit charter schools with no limit on how many can be authorized, and tax credit scholarships that would allow students to attend private schools. Kentucky is one of only […]

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Identification of Louisville’s broadband voids may help providers fill the gaps

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  Kentucky, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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In some examples, less well-to-do residents may be choosing cheaper internet options, but in some cases the infrastructure may not be available to produce broadband-quality speeds.

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Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  Economy, Kentucky, Labor, Missouri, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re pretty confident this year,” Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work Committee, told Watchdog.org. “I do expect it to pass.”

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School choice on center stage in a handful of states in 2017

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Texas  /  No Comments

The American Federation for Children says the key states to watch for school choice legislation in 2017 are Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Texas could also be a candidate, Rayanne Matlock of Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Examiner, quoting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as saying he “would be interested in signing the most pro-school choice law […]

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