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Town Hall meetings on graduation requirements cancelled; you can weigh in online through May 15

Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis has cancelled the Town Hall meetings planned to get feedback on Kentucky’s graduation requirements. Instead, he is taking to the Internet to streamline the citizen engagement process. The Kentucky Department of Education now will collect input online through an expanded survey. This will cut down on staff time and expense, and expedite the development...

Constance Alexander: Pre-existing conditions? It may just come down to the ‘luck of the draw’

Last week in Marshall County, silent protestors with placards claiming pre-existing conditions feigned death on the court house lawn. Inside, seats in the courtroom were filling up. People had come from work, grocery shopping, school, the usual. Several of the older participants might have forsaken a porch rocker or a booth at McDonald’s to attend. The mood was light, cordial, similar to the...