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Charter school, voucher bills filed in Kentucky

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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Republican legislators in the House and Senate have introduced bills that would bring charter schools to Kentucky, and a voucher program for special needs students has also been proposed. Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, proposed charter school legislation, saying that “any year that we have kids that are in a failing school with an achievement gap as […]

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Unique magnet schools serve all kinds of students with all kinds of interests

By   /  February 16, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, Kentucky, Nevada  /  No Comments

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We all know that education isn’t one-size-fits-all, and magnet schools are one way that public schools are able to engage students with unique interests. Rather than attend the school for which a student is zoned based on zip code, they can apply for magnet schools that are tailored to their specific interests. This provides opportunities for […]

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Kentucky ponders charter school pilot

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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A Kentucky state senator plans to propose legislation in 2016 that would allow charter schools in Fayette and Jefferson counties as part of a pilot program. The Lexington Herald Leader reports that Republican Sen. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green proposed similar legislation this year that failed to advance. He has pledged to try again in the next legislative session, hoping […]

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Oklahoma ranks 11th in corruption

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma ranked as eleventh most corrupt state in new study. Corruption prevailed during era of one-party rule.

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Tolls may be coming to I-75 bridge over the Ohio River

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Ohio  /  No Comments

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Hang on to your change, tolls may be coming to the I-75 bridge over the Ohio River. The Ohio House approved a measure Wednesday that would allow “all-electronic tolling” (AET) on the Brent Spence Bridge which has carried the Iinterstate-71/75 corridor traffic between Ohio and Kentucky for 52 years.

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