Former teacher sues Kentucky school board for failures over student’s shooting death

A former high school teacher is suing a Kentucky school board, alleging negligence in failing to prevent the death of a student. Morgan Gilvin filed a petition against the Covington… Read More

March 18, 2024
Kentucky Legislature passes measure to put pro-school choice constitutional amendment on the ballot, giving voters final say

Kentucky took a major leap forward on the path to school choice. The Kentucky Legislature approved HB 2 on Friday, a constitutional amendment to clarify the… Read More

March 18, 2024
Kentucky Legislature advances pro-school choice constitutional amendment 

The Kentucky House voted in favor of a pro-school choice measure that would give voters a chance to amend the state constitution. The House voted 65-32 on… Read More

March 14, 2024
Public Education
Kentucky middle school teacher arrested on rape, child porn charges

A former Kentucky middle school teacher has been arrested on several charges, including third-degree rape and possession of child pornography. Brian W. Bailey, 54, was working as a middle school… Read More

February 22, 2024
Vape ban in Kentucky schools closer to reality

(The Center Square) – Vaping in public schools is closer to being banned after Tuesday’s unanimous passage by the Education Committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives. All tobacco, alternative… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
Report: 30 years after landmark court ruling to increase funding, Kentucky’s public schools are worse than ever

Public school activists often blame underfunded schools for poor test scores, but a new report from Kentucky says just the opposite. The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions tracked school… Read More

February 13, 2024
Bills in three states would bring fetal development video to public schools

Pro-life lawmakers in at least three states have proposed legislation that would require public schools to incorporate a video on fetal development into the standard health curriculum. Kentucky Rep. Nancy… Read More

January 29, 2024
Kentucky lawmakers propose second, less restrictive pro-school choice constitutional amendment

Efforts to pave the way for school-choice are well underway in Kentucky. House Republicans introduced a bill Friday that would place school choice on the ballot in November, the second… Read More

January 29, 2024
Kentucky lawmakers propose bill to allow voters to elect state ed board members

Kentucky lawmakers filed a bill that would allow voters to directly elect the state’s school board members. Senate Majority Whip Mike Wilson, R-District 32, led a group of nine Republican… Read More

January 18, 2024
Kentucky lawmakers introduce pro-school choice constitutional amendment

Fifteen Republican lawmakers have proposed a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for educational freedom in Kentucky. HB 208 proposes the state constitution be amended… Read More

January 16, 2024
Christian Schools
Answers Academy in Kentucky celebrates new facility, expanded enrollment

Answers Academy, a K-12 Christian school in Erlanger, Kentucky, held a ribbon cutting and dedication this month to celebrate an expansion that nearly doubles the school’s capacity. In its new… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Report: Kentucky education funding, performance trending in different directions

(The Center Square) – A report released Thursday by an in-state think tank found funding for Kentucky’s public schools has dramatically increased since 1990 while student performance has waned. John… Read More

January 5, 2024
Planned Parenthood, ACLU forced to drop lawsuit against red state’s pro-life laws

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood announced Monday that they were dropping a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky over its pro-life… Read More

December 19, 2023
Kentucky charter school supporters remain hopeful even after court ruling

(The Center Square) – Proponents of charter schools in Kentucky say they’re not deterred by a ruling from a Franklin Circuit Court judge who found a law requiring funding sources… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Report: Kentucky chronic absences in schools climb in last six years

(The Center Square) – Kentucky’s percentage and volume number of students chronically absent from school grew significantly from six years ago. More than 25% percent, or 164,470, were considered chronic… Read More

October 16, 2023
Public Education
Education choice analysis pegs Kentucky 30th

(The Center Square) – A report released last week shows Kentucky has quite a bit of room for growth regarding educational choice initiatives. Kentucky was among a dozen states receiving… Read More

October 3, 2023
Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron emphasizes faith in Kentucky gubernatorial race

Daniel Cameron, the Republican challenger for Kentucky’s governor’s office, is heralding faith and conservative values in his effort to oust incumbent Democrat Andy Beshear. “I fully believe that we have… Read More

September 19, 2023
Court rules former Kentucky county clerk who refused gay marriage licenses must personally pay same-sex couple $100K. Appeal may go to Supreme Court

A Kentucky county clerk was ordered by a jury to personally pay $100,000 in damages to a gay couple, some eight years after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses… Read More

September 15, 2023
Public Education
What do this year’s gubernatorial candidates in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi think about education?

Three states will elect governors in November. Here’s where the frontrunners stand on education. Kentucky In the Bluegrass State, Democratic incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear is running against Republican Daniel Cameron,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Kentucky’s largest school district remains out while fixing transportation issues

(The Center Square) – Students in Kentucky’s largest public school district will remain out through at least the middle of this week as Jefferson County Public Schools officials continue to… Read More

August 15, 2023