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Advocates hoping this is the year lawmakers move to throw tobacco and e-cigarettes out of Ky. schools

At a Jan. 22 rally in the state Capitol, students, educators and health advocates asked Kentucky lawmakers to pass a law to make all schools in the state 100 percent free of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, said passing such a law should be a “no-brainer” for state elected officials who are committed to kids. “Many issues...

Commentary: Major education association leaders respond to latest state pension reform proposals

Casey Allen, Bo Matthews, David Webster, Stephanie Winkler and Cherie Dimar Special to KyForward Providing the best learning opportunities we can to each and every child is among the most important functions of our state government. In fact, this is among the only constitutional requirements of our General Assembly. As representatives of educators, local school leaders and parents, we believe it is...

Ed commissioner continues dire predictions for Kentucky’s cash-strapped public schools

By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward   Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday ramped up his recent dire predictions for the state’s cash-strapped public education system Sunday, forecasting another cut in state funding this fiscal year if the 2014 General Assembly doesn’t find new revenues.   Speaking at the opening session of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents...

Ed commissioner continues dire predictions for Kentucky's cash-strapped public schools

By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward   Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday ramped up his recent dire predictions for the state’s cash-strapped public education system Sunday, forecasting another cut in state funding this fiscal year if the 2014 General Assembly doesn’t find new revenues.   Speaking at the opening session of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents...

Stu Silberman: Our Kids Can’t Wait – need better funding for Kentucky schools now

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence held its Education Summit in Lexington this week, bringing together hundreds of education advocates from across the state. Speaking on behalf of KEAT (Kentucky Education Action Team) advocates, Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee, kicked off the summit:   A 4-year-old in Eastern Kentucky cannot attend a public preschool like...

Stu Silberman: Our Kids Can't Wait – need better funding for Kentucky schools now

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence held its Education Summit in Lexington this week, bringing together hundreds of education advocates from across the state. Speaking on behalf of KEAT (Kentucky Education Action Team) advocates, Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee, kicked off the summit:   A 4-year-old in Eastern Kentucky cannot attend a public preschool like...