charter schools http://wfpl.org en Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News Kentucky Senate Once Again Tries For Charter Schools http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-once-again-tries-charter-schools <p>A bill that would open the door to charter schools in Kentucky has passed the state Senate, although similar legislation has previously failed to gain traction in the Democratic-led&nbsp;House.</p><p>The measure passed by a 22-14 party line vote—not unlike the vote last year.</p><p>The bill would allow certified teaching staff and parents to petition the principal of a low-achieving school for a vote on whether a privately run charter organization should be in charge of the school.</p><p>State Sen. Mike Wilson, a Bowling Green Republican, sponsored the bill.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:42:50 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8984 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate Once Again Tries For Charter Schools JCPS Says 67 'School of Innovation' Commitment Letters Received http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-says-67-school-innovation-commitment-letters-received <p>Jefferson County Public Schools has received 67 letters of intent to design the first ever <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation">School of Innovation</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced its School of Innovation Design Competition last month officials&nbsp; told the public to think big.&nbsp; They said any individual or group could submit an&nbsp; idea, which will be due at the end of January.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:17:12 +0000 Devin Katayama 7874 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Says 67 'School of Innovation' Commitment Letters Received Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hosts Debate on Charter Schools http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-chamber-commerce-hosts-debate-charter-schools <p>LEXINGTON — As one of eight states<a href="/post/survey-kentuckians-undecided-charter-schools-favor-charter-features"> without charter school legislation</a> on its books, the debate in Kentucky is only getting louder as the January session of the General Assembly draws closer.</p><p>Wayne Lewis of the Kentucky Charter Schools Association and charter opponent Mary Ruble, assistant executive director of the Kentucky Education Association, duked it out over the course of an hour in a debate hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:52:18 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7857 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hosts Debate on Charter Schools Survey: Kentuckians 'Undecided' On Charter Schools, but Favor Charter-Like Features http://wfpl.org/post/survey-kentuckians-undecided-charter-schools-favor-charter-features <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">More than half of </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> contacted for a new survey released this week say they’re undecided on whether the state’s public education system would improve with charter schools.</span></p><p>But a majority of the 501 voting households surveyed support more school options and certain characteristics that set charter schools apart from traditional public schools.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7816 at http://wfpl.org Survey: Kentuckians 'Undecided' On Charter Schools, but Favor Charter-Like Features Indiana Governor Defends Halting 'Common Core,' Kentucky Governor Talks Charter Schools http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-governor-defends-halting-common-core-kentucky-governor-talks-charter-schools <p>The Common Core standards and charter schools were discussed Monday when Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appeared on a panel in New York City on public education at the state level.</p><p>The panel is part of <a href="http://www.educationnation.com/">NBC&#39;s 2013 Education Nation Summit</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:17:51 +0000 Devin Katayama 7132 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Governor Defends Halting 'Common Core,' Kentucky Governor Talks Charter Schools Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Schools' Rejection of Parent Volunteers http://wfpl.org/post/sen-rand-paul-discusses-schools-rejection-parent-volunteers <p>Kentucky Senator Rand Paul acknowledges that parents with certain criminal records should be allowed more participation in their children’s education than some school districts allow.</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-mitch-mcconnell-join-push-kentucky-charter-schools" style="line-height: 1.5;">As WFPL reported this week</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jefferson County Public Schools and other school districts ban anyone with a felony offense on their record from participating as a full-time volunteer. </span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:21:55 +0000 Devin Katayama 6609 at http://wfpl.org Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Schools' Rejection of Parent Volunteers Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Join Push for Kentucky Charter Schools http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-mitch-mcconnell-join-push-kentucky-charter-schools <p>A new push for Kentucky to have charter schools launched on Thursday with political leaders proclaiming their affinity for that particular type of school choice.</p><p>Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell sat on a panel with leaders from the national charter school advocates and others. The discussion was hosted by the Kentucky Charter Schools Association, which was <a href="/post/hal-heiner-launches-second-charter-school-organization-ahead-louisville-panel">recently created and is led by former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner.&nbsp;</a></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:50:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 6572 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Join Push for Kentucky Charter Schools Hal Heiner Launches Second Charter School Organization Ahead of Louisville Panel http://wfpl.org/post/hal-heiner-launches-second-charter-school-organization-ahead-louisville-panel <p>Leaders of a defunct organization supporting charter schools in Kentucky have launched a new group that will host a panel of charter supporters including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul tomorrow in Louisville.</p><p>“We’ve had a loose coalition for a couple years now and I wanted to sharpen the focus, pull the coalition together and sharpen the focus on public charter schools for Kentucky,” says Hal Heiner, chairman of the Kentucky Charter Schools Association.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:10:04 +0000 Devin Katayama 6545 at http://wfpl.org Hal Heiner Launches Second Charter School Organization Ahead of Louisville Panel AP: Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett urged Staff to Improve Charter School's Grade http://wfpl.org/post/ap-former-indiana-schools-superintendent-tony-bennett-urged-staff-improve-charter-schools-grade <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's A-F school grading system faces scrutiny over emails showing that education leaders scrambled to overhaul the program at least in part to ensure that a prominent Republican donor's charter school received a top mark.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:50:16 +0000 Associated Press 6284 at http://wfpl.org AP: Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett urged Staff to Improve Charter School's Grade