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KY’s 1st school security marshal is on the job. Districts face punishment for violations.

Just as a fire marshal works to make sure that buildings are less likely to burn, Kentucky’s first state school security marshal’s job is to make sure that kids are … Click to Continue »

Kentucky’s first school security marshal, what his job entails

Ben Wilcox, Kentucky’s first school security marshal, explains his role overseeing 2 supervisors and 12 compliance officers who ensure the safety of schools across Kentucky under the School Safety and Resiliency Act. … Click to Continue »

Should kids have phones in class? Crackdown takes aim at a top Kentucky school problem.

When teachers at Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School recently grew concerned that students’ cellphone use was interfering with learning, they made a unanimous decision to clamp down, according to … Click to Continue »

‘We need a white knight:’ Extraordinary music program almost ended amid fundraising woes

On a recent weekday after school, 47 elementary students gathered under the dim lights of the Arlington Christian Church basement and picked up their bows. “Position 1,” called out instructor … Click to Continue »

MusicWorks exposes classical music to underprivileged kids

MusicWorks program, hosted by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, provides free training with classical instruments to underprivileged kids of northern Lexington. … Click to Continue »

Lexington high school implements new cell phone policy after classroom distractions

This September 9th Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student video refers to the new cell phone policy that principal Betsy Rains says faculty developed and approved in a unanimous decision. The response “has been overwhelmingly positive,” she said. &#8…

‘It’s flourishing.’ How UK, local restaurants found right ingredients for dining halls.

You walk into a food court and your choices include Athenian Grill, Bourbon ‘n’ Toulouse, Atomic Ramen, Taste of India, and Smashing Tomato pizza. Are you in a trendy food … Click to Continue »

After finding a loaded gun at school, Scott County revisiting metal detectors

After a student was arrested last week for taking a loaded gun to Scott County’s new high school, that district’s school board is revisiting the issue of installing walk-through metal … Click to Continue »

Beshear pledges pay bump for KY school teachers. Can he deliver if elected governor?

With a promise to end “the war on public education,” Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a plan Wednesday to increase the salaries of public school teachers if he is elected … Click to Continue »

Has climate change affected a bug that can stay frozen for 9 months? This UK researcher will find out

An international team of researchers have decided to take on studying Antarctic insects, and the team is being lead by a University of Kentucky researcher. Nick Teets works in UK’s … Click to Continue »

A ’21st Century’ change. How a Lexington church will transform into two schools.

A rendering of the $26.9 million transformation of the former Imani Baptist Church into a new space for Lexington’s STEAM and SUCCESS academies has been released showing what one district … Click to Continue »

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