A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

William McCann: Kentucky’s newly-adopted charter schools law may mean further cuts to arts education

I am conflicted about the newly adopted charter schools law for which regulations are now being promulgated by the Kentucky Department of Education. Studies have shown that charter schools are no better than the public schools with which they compete. But since charter schools are paid for out of state education coffers the result is that charter schools will cause the Kentucky elementary-secondary...

Laptops help bring Bluegrass State alive
for Creative and Performing Arts students

By Steve Flairty Special to KyForward   Jim Beers grew up in Indiana, but the passion he demonstrates for his adopted state of Kentucky in his elementary school classroom is unquestionably real.   At the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) at Bluegrass, in Lexington, two fourth grade groups are in perpetual interaction with the Bluegrass State‚Äôs heritage, culture and geography...