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A private university in Kentucky is cutting its annual tuition by 57 percent.

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Kentucky’s public schools would be required to post the national motto of “In God We Trust” inside their buildings under legislation that’s been pre-filed for next legislative session.  The bill is being sponsored by State Representative Brandon Reed, a LaRue County evangelist.

“In a time of rampant drug use, increasing school violence, and mounting cases of suicide among our youth, we need God in our schools now more than ever,” stated Reed.

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Kentucky's interim education commissioner said he's offered the state's largest school district a settlement to avoid a takeover but has yet to receive a response.

West Virginia teachers demonstrate for a pay increase.

Friday’s massive demonstration by Kentucky teachers was just the latest in a series of walkouts, protests and pickets by teachers in four states from West Virginia to Arizona. Glynis Board reports on what the unrest among teachers could mean for schools, for labor, and for upcoming elections.

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  The opening of charter schools in Kentucky could be delayed if a two-year budget passed this week by the General Assembly is signed by Governor Bevin.

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  The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate.

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Forty current or retired educators are running to become state lawmakers this year as leaders of the legislature and Gov. Matt Bevin consider cuts to public education and an overhaul of the state’s pension systems.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget bill would keep per-pupil funding for Kentucky’s public education students at its current level. But the plan would still chip away at support programs and requires local school districts to pay a larger share of student transportation costs.

Budget Proposal Would Slash Money For Kentucky School Buses

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  A budget proposal from Kentucky's governor would slash transportation spending for school districts across the state.

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Republican State Senator Stan Humphries of west Kentucky said he is open to Governor Matt Bevin’s pension reform bill, but has not yet decided how he will vote on the proposed measure.

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