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Has Rose wilted? Anniversary of landmark decision provides opportunity to reflect

By Brenna R. Kelly Kentucky School Boards Association After the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Rose v. Council for Better Education, the state poured more than $1.6 billion into K-12 education, created the SEEK education funding formula to help equalize state funding across school districts and changed many state laws governing K-12 schools. Rose at 30: click here for a look...

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,...

Longtime Northern Kentucky legislator Art Schmidt dies at age 91; services set for Friday in Cold Spring

Arthur (Art) L. Schmidt, a Northern Kentucky legend for his service to the legislature and the community, died Sunday. He was 91. Art Schmidt and his signature smile. Schmidt was born May 1, 1927, in Cold Spring to Joseph and Elizabeth Schmidt who preceded him in death. He served 18 years in the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 69th District, where he rose to the position of Minority...

New television program with Northern Kentucky focus set to premiere Monday on KETKy

Staff report Inside Northern Kentucky, a monthly program, will be the first to focus on news and events in the Northern Kentucky region to appear on KET, the state’s prestigious educational television network, beginning Monday, Nov. 16. A production of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism, the nonprofit publisher of the NKyTribune, the program will tell “Top Stories from the...

New Covington school superintendent wants system to be best urban district in nation

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Alvin Garrison visited every school within the Covington Independent Public Schools system on the morning of May 14.   The new superintendent, who takes over July 1, was guided by current superintendent Lynda Jackson, who is retiring.   “She’s a tough act to follow. I hope I can live up to the standard she’s set here in Covington,”...