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Kentucky's Only Military School Files Bankruptcy
Saturday, October 03, 2015 12:21 PM
Kentucky's only military school, Forest Hill Military Academy, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Brian Canupp, the lawyer who filed the petition, told The Lexington Herald-Leader that the Chapter 11 filing stops a planned master commissioner's sale that had been set for Thursday. The petition says U.S. Army Cadet Corps, which owns the property, has debts of between $500,000 and $1 ...
School Employees Challenge Mandatory Union Fees
Saturday, October 03, 2015 8:15 AM
Eleven public school employees in Kentucky's largest school district have filed a lawsuit saying they shouldn't be forced to pay union dues if they don't want to be part of the union. The Courier-Journal reports the employees filed the federal suit against the Jefferson County school district and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The suit alleges the ...
School Board Seeks Input on Uniforms, Facilities
Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:00 PM
McCracken County School officials are considering remodeling Lone Oak and Heath Intermediate schools. On Thursday afternoon, the McCracken County School Board met and discussed plans for remodeling Lone Oak and Heath Intermediate Schools. They also discussed the option of holding off on the remodels and building a brand new facility in a few years with larger classrooms and a ...
Several Area School Districts Ranked Distinguished
Thursday, October 01, 2015 2:05 PM
Scores from the fourth year of statewide testing under the new system, Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) are in, and several area school districts have been ranked as distinguished. These results are from tests that students took in May 2014. Distinguished districts are defined by the Kentucky Education Department this year as scoring 70.5 or above using ...
Graves Schools Earns Distinguished District Rating
Thursday, October 01, 2015 12:32 AM
The Graves County School District repeated last year’s achievement of earning the status of Distinguished District on the spring 2015 Unbridled Learning/Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress assessment. Six of the district’s schools also qualified as Distinguished Schools and two also are classified as Schools of Distinction. One school earned the status of High ...
Beshear Plans to Appoint Minority to UofL Board
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:11 PM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he plans to appoint an African-American to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees following an attorney general's opinion that said Beshear's administration violated state law with appointments that left minorities underrepresented on the board. In a chain reaction of events Tuesday, Beshear's office announced the resignation of ...
Kentucky Awarded Education, Workforce Data Grant
Monday, September 28, 2015 4:59 AM
Kentucky has been awarded more than $6.7 million in a four-year federal grant to expand access to education and workforce data. Gov. Steve Beshear's office said in a news release that the state is one of 16 states or territories to receive a grant in the sixth round of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System Grant program. The grant is from the U.S. Education Department and will be administered ...
Sign Up By Jan. 23 for Robot Challenge at WKCTC
Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:31 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College is gearing up to host its first Robot Extreme Challenge (RCX) in March. But first, it’s time to build the teams that will participate in the competition. Elementary, middle school and high school students can participate in the competition that will be held at WKCTC March 7, but any student who is interested in being on a Robot Extreme ...
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