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Rose at 30: The landmark Supreme Court decision that changed the course of Ky public education

By Brenna R. Kelly Kentucky School Boards Association Jack Moreland had been expecting a call on the morning of June 8, 1989. It had been six months and one day since the Dayton Independent superintendent had watched an attorney representing his and 65 other school districts ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to force the state to adequately fund public education. As superintendent of Dayton Independent,...

State Board of Education gives unanimous approval to accountability system, discusses charters

By Brenna Kelly Kentucky Teacher At a special meeting in Frankfort Thursday, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved the regulation that will govern Kentucky’s new accountability system under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Senate Bill 1 (2017). The accountability system, as outlined in 703 KAR 5:270, is designed to promote and hold schools and districts accountable...

Riding into Learning: Bicycle clubs show students that STEM has real-world uses

By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   Seventh-grader Jayshaun Washington thinks he hates math.   But Doug Dicken, a financial manager at GE Global Operations, is determined to prove him wrong.   “Dude, math is awesome,” he tells Jayshaun, “and we are going learn some math while we work on this bike.”   The pair was dissecting a 21-speed silver Mongoose mountain bike...