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LISTEN: New education commissioner talks opening schools, other issues

Kentucky native will start new job in September.

Board to discuss applicants for education commissioner

DOE: Board plans a video teleconference on June 4

Group hired to lead education commissioner search

State board picks Florida firm to oversee search.

KY Education Commissioner resigns, New board members sworn in

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Wayne Lewis resigned on Thursday.

Kentucky sickout records turned over to Bevin administration

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis says the names of teachers who may have been involved in sickouts this year have been turned over to Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.

Lawsuit threatened as Kentucky probes teacher ‘sickouts’

An attorney has threatened to sue the Kentucky Department of Education for seeking the names of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol.

Wayne Lewis named Kentucky education commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.

Kentucky attorney general rules closed meeting violated law

A ruling from the attorney general's office says the state Board of Education violated the Open Meetings Act by discussing in closed session changes to former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt's contract.

Kentucky Education Commissioner resigns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on the Kentucky Board of Education (all times local): 6:06 p.m. The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to accept...

Kentucky receives education grant to improve literacy skills

State education officials in Kentucky say a $24.9 million grant will help develop pre-literacy skills as well as stronger reading and writing skills.

Education commissioner plans town hall meetings across state

State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt wants to know how Kentuckians define school success. So he's planning a series of town hall meetings starting next week to gather comments.

Pruitt: Proposed spending cuts would hurt school services

Kentucky's new education commissioner says proposed state budget cuts would hurt a range of school services including preschool and efforts to bolster reading and math skills.

Kentucky education chief weighs in on assessments, standards

Kentucky's new education commissioner says the statewide system of assessing student achievement remains "a work in progress."

State board votes to take control of Menifee schools

The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to take over Menifee County Schools where officials said earlier assistance has not fixed the district's problems.

School Districts Raising Dropout Ages Eligible For Grant Money

Kentucky education commissioner Terry Holliday says the first 57 school districts that raise their dropout age from 16 to 18 will be given a $10,000 state grant.

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Lexington’s mayor recommends using federal money to create police review board

Mayor Linda Gorton recommended spending $50,000 in CARES Act money to pay for a consultant to properly create a police review board. 

Racist internet trolls interrupt as council gives preliminary approval to rename Lexington park

An Urban County Council discussion Tuesday night, on renaming a Lexington park once used to sell slaves, was interrupted by racist trolls.

Group behind white power flyers says they’re not hateful, Rabbi disagrees

Over the weekend some people in Central Kentucky received white supremacy flyers at their homes.

Keeneland catalogs 4,272 Yearlings for 2020 September Sale

The prestigious auction will offer online bidding and expanded phone bidding for those buyers participating remotely.