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Constance Alexander: It’s time to dial down the rhetoric and find a real pension reform solution

The most important job I ever had was teaching English and Social Studies in junior high school because every single day offered a long-term opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life. Short-term, payback was less rosy. Daily challenges included dealing with administrivia, adolescent meltdowns, and parental ennui. Critics carped about summer vacations and seasonal holidays, insisting...

Commentary: Kentuckians need to rally to lead nation in education reform once again

By Derrick Graham Special to KyForward We have a moral obligation to all of the commonwealth’s students to address the achievement gap and the implications it has on the future of our children. Kentucky has made continuous progress in educational achievement since the 1990s. However, gaps in achievement continue to persist between different populations. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence...

Legislative Briefs: Senate passes education standards measure; midwives bill clears committee

A bill that would overhaul education and accountability standards in public schools passed the state Senate by a 25-12 vote Wednesday. The measure, designated Senate Bill 1, outlines a process to review, and possibly change, what students are taught – and how they’re tested – in key subjects such as English, mathematics, science and social studies. Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, who introduced...