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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,...

Group proposes new funding system focused on resources each school needs for success

By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward   A yearlong study of how Kentucky funds K-12 schools has led to a comprehensive proposal to replace the existing SEEK formula with a model focused on the resources each school needs to achieve academic success for all students.   “Adequacy and Equity for Excellence in Kentucky” was prepared for the Council for Better Education, a consortium of 168...