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Kentucky education commissioner still wants protester names

Kentucky's largest school district has asked the state's education commissioner to withdraw his request for names of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol, but the commissioner says he will not back down.

Kentucky State University ranks number one in teacher quality

Officials say Kentucky State University ranks number one among colleges in the Commonwealth.

No school or state ACT testing in Louisville today

According to Jefferson County Public Schools, another teacher "sickout" has forced the district to close schools and cancel their participation in state-wide ACT testing.

Longtime Kentucky journalist Balltrip dead at 68

Longtime Kentucky journalist Ewell Balltrip, who also was active in education and community development, has died.
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Discussion gets testy over scholarship tax credits

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - It was a packed room as the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee discussed House Bill 205 Tuesday. The bill would...

A year after teacher strikes, some lawmakers ready for fight

On the day a Republican state lawmaker was to present his bill on how teacher pension funds would be managed, Kentucky teachers closed six public school districts so they could pack the committee room in protest.

Early literacy and math bill advances to Senate

The Kentucky House passed HB 272 and now moves to the Senate. The bill focuses on elementary education courses at Kentucky colleges and universities that would require more specific training in teaching early literacy and math skills beginning next year.
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School board meeting tense during auditor debate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Fayette County Public School System has an outside auditor to keep an eye on the books. Some new members of...
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State Passes new Social Studies Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The State Board of Education unanimously passed new Social Studies standards Wednesday. Rebecca Ingram was one of the teachers who sat...

Roker, others react to Bevin’s school closings criticism

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Today Show host and weatherman Al Roker had some strong words for Governor Matt Bevin. "I just have to say, this...
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Read to Succeed helps develop youth reading skills

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) - Youngsters at the First Baptist Church in Winchester are hitting the books. Tom Schoolmaster spends an hour each Monday volunteering as...
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Parent confronts board over student abuse case

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - According to state police, two teacher's aides are accused of abusing an autistic student while a special education teacher...
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Commissioner proposes new graduation requirements

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced his proposal for what high school students need to do to graduate. "Of the kids we...
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Caulk named Superintendent of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk was named Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. KASA made...
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Grant awarded to help low income students

Kentucky's receiving a grant to help steer high school graduates toward college or workforce training.
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Woodford County teacher featured on cover of TIME

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - History teacher Hope Brown sees a lot of irony with her time magazine cover poster next to a sign...

Sayre Lower School Holding Ceremony For New Building

Sayre's Lower School is hoping a new building for students will make learning a little easier.
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Trump nominates Kentucky higher ed chief for education job

President Donald Trump has nominated the president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for a job in his administration.

Hundreds sign petition against tax hike

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) Opponents of a tax increase to pay for school security in Fayette County are making a push to get it on...

Fayette County and YMCA hold Back-to-School-Rally

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Fayette County Public Schools partnered with the YMCA for their annual Back-to-School Rally. FCPS and the YMCA handed out free...

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