State Sen. Mike Wilson

Politics
11:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Persistently Low-Achieving Schools Could Become Charters Under Kentucky Senate Bill

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Kentucky persistently low-achieving schools would be able to become charter schools to improve performance and test scores under a bill discussed Tuesday in the state Senate Education Committee.

The charter schools bill adds charters a a fifth option for what the state now calls "priority schools—schools that persistently get low scores.  The current options include re-staffing of teachers, firing the principal, giving the school up to outside management or closing the schools.

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