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Sweeping public education bill nears passage in legislature, faces final action on House floor

By Ryland Barton Kentucky Public Radio An omnibus bill that would overhaul the state’s education system and gradually remove Common Core standards from Kentucky classrooms is nearing final passage in the General Assembly. The bill would change the way students are tested, use teachers to create new education standards and replace school self-evaluations called program reviews. Sen. Mike Wilson is...

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...