school funding http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span></p><p>Holliday has pushed lawmakers to restore per-pupil funding levels to pre-recession levels. That request is more than $250 million dollars for the two-year budget that lawmakers will set when they return next year.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7789 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' Group Raising Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money http://wfpl.org/post/group-raising-money-prove-kentuckys-education-system-needs-more-money <p><a href="http://www.kycbe.com/">The&nbsp;Council for Better Education</a> is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.</p><p>This time, the study would show the cost of fully implementing the state’s 2009 education reforms that have been in place for two years, says council president and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fayette County Public Schools superintendent Tom Shelton.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:05:41 +0000 Devin Katayama 7486 at http://wfpl.org Group Raising Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money Kentucky School Boards Jumping On 'Grassroots' Movement To Fund Public Education http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-school-boards-jumping-grassroots-movement-fund-public-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some are calling the dozens of Kentucky school boards that have passed resolutions demanding more funding for public education in the next state budget cycle the largest grassroots movement by local districts in recent history.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“This really started with one school board, up in Morehead, the Rowan County board, that just got fed up,” says&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brad Hughes, who has been with the Kentucky School Boards Association for 20 years.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:43:12 +0000 Devin Katayama 7377 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky School Boards Jumping On 'Grassroots' Movement To Fund Public Education Edelen Says He'll Keep Campaign Promise to Audit Education Funding http://wfpl.org/post/edelen-says-hell-keep-campaign-promise-audit-education-funding <p>A busy schedule won&rsquo;t keep Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen from digging into school board funding.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 501 at http://wfpl.org Edelen Says He'll Keep Campaign Promise to Audit Education Funding