News Sports UK Sports Entertainment 68° Full Menu 68° Home eEdition News All News Business Communities Counties Crime Education Lexington Most Wanted Nation/World News Photos News Videos Politics Searchable Databases State Watchdog Columns Tom Eblen Sports All Sports UK Sports College Sports Next Cats Recruiting High School Horses Kentucky Speedway Lexington Legends Reds MLB NBA NASCAR NFL Sports Photos Sports Videos Columns John Clay's Columns Mark Story Next Cats Recruiting UK Sports All UK Sports Next Cats Recruiting Baseball Basketball - Men Basketball - Women Recruiting Ex-Cats Football UK Photos UK Videos More UK Sports Columns John Clay's Blog Mark Story Politics Politics Elections Entertainment All Entertainment Books Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Events Calendar Horoscopes Movies Music Restaurants Stage & Dance TV Visual Arts Entertainment Photos Entertainment … [Read more...] about What’s behind Gov. Matt Bevin’s public education power grab? That’s the big question.
opinion Amy Frogge Guest Columnist Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 Craig Fitzhugh has been a strong advocate for public education and Tennessee’s teachers during many years of service at our legislature. I’ve been asked to compare his positions on education with those of Karl Dean, so I’d like to share my experiences as a school board member working during Mayor Dean's tenure. Dean is a proponent of corporate education reform and bears a great deal of responsibility for the sharp increase in charter schools throughout Tennessee. In 2009, as mayor, Karl Dean helped create the Tennessee Charter School Incubator, in order to recruit more charter schools statewide. This organization would eventually merge with the Tennessee Charter School Center. As mayor, Dean was also instrumental in bringing Teach for America to Metro Schools. After leaving the mayor's office, Dean’s major initiative was to establish Project Renaissance, to push for … [Read more...] about I’m supporting Craig Fitzhugh for his stance on public education
Richard Ruelas Arizona Republic Published 11:22 p.m. UTC Jul 12, 2018 Since the statewide teacher walkout in April, the question has lingered. Was the #RedForEd movement a flash in the pan, or could it effect lasting change? That question will be answered in November. The Arizona public education system will be on the general election ballot. It is the subject of two ballot measures and will affect countless races up and down the ballot, from governor to school board. Voters will face two specific questions related to the public education system. The first, a referendum on a private school scholarship program, was placed on the ballot after a group of political novices, aided by both their passion for the cause and naivete at the challenge, gathered enough signatures in 2017 to refer the program to voters. A no vote would mean the law, which would take a targeted scholarship program and apply it to all public school students, would not go into effect. WATCH (BELOW): … [Read more...] about Arizona elections: #RedForEd, public education issues make way onto November ballot
Most Texans don’t approve of the way state leaders and legislators are handling public education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Republicans aren’t as down on the state as Democrats, but it’s only a matter of degree. Where 20 percent of Republican voters approve of the state’s education work, only 10 percent of Democrats do. And where 62 percent of Democrats disapprove, only 42 percent of Republicans do. Loading... Women had a more negative view of the state’s performance than men, with only 12 percent saying they approve of the way leaders and legislators are handling public education and 52 percent saying they disapprove. About as many men — 50 percent — disapprove, but more of them — 21 percent — said they approve of the job state officials are doing. Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin, said voters were “broadly negative” on the … [Read more...] about Texans think state leaders are falling short on public education, UT/TT Poll finds
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Maggie Hassan March 19, 2018 IMAGINE IF WE HAD a secretary of education who made a point of visiting some of our country’s underperforming schools to find out about the challenges that the students, their parents, and their teachers face. Imagine a secretary of education who acknowledged that voucher programs undermine even further these already challenged schools and recognized that navigating a Wild West of private, unaccountable, and sometimes predatory schools isn’t a tenable solution for many families. Imagine a secretary of education who understood — perhaps because she had visited a school where it is the case — that kids can have a hard time focusing and learning when their school doesn’t have heat, or when the gym floor is so warped that gym class is cancelled and students can’t let off steam. Imagine if. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Imagine a secretary of education who understands public education