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Thousands Of Teachers Pack Indiana Statehouse For Protest

Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday calling for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day.

The …

Kentucky’s Higher Education Funding Cuts Among Deepest In U.S.

While many states are still struggling to fully restore funding for public universities and community colleges since 2008, Kentucky is falling even farther behind. The state’s funding for higher education has fallen by more than a quarter since just before …

Grant Will Help U of L and UK Train More Special Education Teachers

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will share a $2.3 million grant to financially support more doctoral students in special education, in an effort to address a statewide shortage of special education teachers.

The U.S. Department of …

How To Cast Gender Non-Conforming Kids In High School Plays? Ask Them.

Emily Sledge carefully attaches fake beards to her classmates’ jawlines using spirit gum, preparing them for their roles as villagers in Atherton High School’s production of “The Crucible.”

“It’s very itchy,” said Thyme Martin, crinkling their nose.

Atherton High student

As College Enrollment Falls, Kentucky’s Graduate Rate Is Rising

College graduation rates are rising in Kentucky despite declining enrollment at institutions of higher education. That means more students who start college in Kentucky are making it to graduation day with a bachelor’s degree within six years.

Colleges across Kentucky

JCPS Marks Progress, In Face Of Poor State Test Scores

With less than a year before JCPS faces another state audit, school board members are reviewing the latest metrics that tally the district’s progress.

There are plenty of promising signs. Suspensions and referrals for bad behavior are down. A higher …

Union Calls For Investigation Into Pro-Bevin Emails Sent To Ky. Teachers

The Kentucky Education Association is calling for a state investigation into political emails teachers in several rural Kentucky school districts received at work.

The teachers in at least eight districts received emails criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear over the …