Steve Bittenbender

Report shows rapid growth in Kentucky nonpublic education enrollment

(The Center Square) – It’s back-to-school time across Kentucky, and a report released Wednesday shows more kids are going away from public schools. According to EdChoice…

New York offers $15M in grants for abortion providers

(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday the state was issuing $15 million worth of grants for abortion providers to expand access…

Kentucky’s largest school district brings back mask mandate

(The Center Square) – Kentucky’s most populous county is back in the COVID-19 red zone, which means the state’s largest public school district has reinstated…

Inflation causing Kentucky school construction costs to rise

(The Center Square) – The current period of inflation, with rates that have not been seen for more than 40 years, is not just impacting the…

Supreme Court upholds tax hike for Louisville public schools

(The Center Square) – Louisville schools will get to increase spending after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jefferson County Public Schools on a…

NYC approves ‘get stuff done budget,’ including cuts in education as enrollment declines

(The Center Square) – New York City has a decrease in education funding for the coming fiscal year in its record $101 billion budget. The…

NY lawmakers extend mayor’s authority over NYC schools, mandate smaller classes

(The Center Square) – As the New York State Legislature’s 2022 session was winding down, lawmakers in Albany reached an agreement on New York City public…

Kentucky celebrates high school grads moving to jobs, trades

(The Center Square) – Over the weekend, Louisville area high school students took part in a ceremony where they committed to working at area companies after…

No movement on charter cap, ‘zombie’ schools in New York

(The Center Square) – Efforts to expand access to charter schools in New York were unsuccessful earlier this week when Democrats in the state Senate blocked…

Bill to fund charter schools passes Kentucky Senate

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide funding for charter schools in Kentucky passed the state Senate on Tuesday. Kentucky law established charter schools…

Public school advocacy group goes after Kentucky lawmaker for supporting charter schools

(The Center Square) – An organization that advocates for public school teachers and other employees said Monday it filed an ethics complaint against a northern Kentucky…

School choice heads to Kentucky Supreme Court

(The Center Square) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to take up a school choice law a Franklin Circuit Court judge ruled unconstitutional. Last…

New York schools set to finally lift mask mandate Wednesday

(The Center Square) — New York expects to drop its mask mandate for schools on Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters Sunday afternoon. The governor…