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Will protests by red-state teachers have an impact this November?

An intensifying series of red-state battles over education funding and teacher pay threatens to loosen Republicans’ grip on some of the country’s most conservative states, as educators and parents rebel … Click to Continue »

Police plan to limit number of teachers protesting inside Kentucky Capitol Friday

Thousands of teachers are expected to converge on Kentucky’s Capitol Friday, but they may have a hard time getting in the building. Kentucky State Police say they plan to limit … Click to Continue »

Beshear calls protesting teachers ‘an amazing ray of hope’

During a meeting of retired teachers in Pikeville, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said he was “disgusted” by Gov. Matt Bevin and his approach to public education. … Click to Continue »

New U of L president won’t get as many perks as last leader

The University of Louisville’s board of trustees is putting a clamp on perks offered to its president in the aftermath of the James Ramsey era. A review of an offer … Click to Continue »

Boy’s E. coli infection led to a truancy charge. ‘Humiliated’ parents sue Fayette schools.

The parents of a former Morton Middle School student say the Fayette County schools violated federal and state law and retaliated against them after their child missed classes due to … Click to Continue »

‘We’re not going away:’ What’s next for public school teachers after Capitol march

On Monday, thousands of teachers stormed, stamped and chanted at the Capitol, protesting pension changes, education cuts and what they feel is the Republican majority’s general hostility toward public education. … Click to Continue »

‘Thug life’: Teachers’ signs, chants challenge critics on pensions, spending

A large crowd of Kentucky teachers and their supporters converged at the state Capitol Monday to make themselves heard on pension changes they oppose and education spending they want. … Click to Continue »

Teachers’ pension sickout didn’t leave kids hungry

Picadome Elementary teachers packed and delivered lunches to low-income students who would have been deprived if schools are closed. Teacher absences in protest of a legislature-passed pension bill caused the Fayette district and others to close Friday…

KEA President to teachers: Tell lawmakers ‘that was their last vote’

Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler addresses a crowd of teachers after the Senate gives final passage to a pension reform bill around eight hours after it was introduced on Thursday, March 29, 2018. … Click to Continue &ra…

Lexington cancels school after teachers call in sick following pension vote

Fayette County Public Schools canceled classes Friday after a third of the district’s employees told district officials they would not be at work Friday. The news came after the state … Click to Continue »

Fayette schools cancel purchase of Squires Road middle school land in the Peninsula

The Fayette School board voted Monday to cancel a purchase of 20 acres of land on Squires Road for a new middle school. The purchase agreement had been with Kentucky … Click to Continue »

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