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Prichard Committee Estimates Charter Schools Funding to be $7,178 per student

March 23, 2017

Kentucky’s leading public education authority, The Prichard Committee, estimates that the cost per pupil transferring from a public school to one of the Commonwealth’s new charters schools will be $7,178 per pupil. For a school district losing 100 students to charter schools, the loss of revenue will be $717,800 per year. Read more from the…

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Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Fifteen minutes – that’s how long the new House Majority let opponents to charter schools discuss a last-minute funding bill that will siphon money from our public schools for years to come. It was an 11th-hour sneak attack on March 15th, offered in the final moments of the final day for passing legislation. It was…

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Legislative Week in Review – March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

Through a series of extreme parliamentary maneuvers that kept teachers and other interested Kentuckians from effectively voicing their concerns, the House Majority forced a vote on the “charter schools” bill Friday in an early morning committee meeting, before rushing the measure to the House floor where it passed on a 56-39 vote. House Bill 520…

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Kentucky Democrats Join Lawmakers in 30 Other States in a Week of Action to Fight for Families

March 3, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – As part of a coordinated national effort to fight for working families, Kentucky Democrats are highlighting House Bills 178, 179, 196, 264, 303 and 456, which are all bills designed to protect workers and grow our economy. “We are doing everything we can to fight for working families in…

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Students rally with state representatives in Frankfort to eliminate corporal punishment in Kentucky schools

February 28, 2017

Seventy four students from Louisville’s St. Agnes School and Notre Dame Academy joined state Representatives Jim Wayne, Mary Lou Marzian and Joni Jenkins at a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda today in support of House Bill 393, a measure that would prohibit corporal punishment in all Kentucky school districts. The legislation would also prohibit…

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