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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,...

Robert Treadway: As we celebrate MLK, remember also those who marched with him

On March 5, 1964, a cold rainy day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., led a peaceful march on the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly was in session at the time and was considering a civil rights bill that would have effectively ended segregation in private accommodations in Kentucky.   I know the weather that day because my friend Calvert McCann, who marched with Dr. King in...