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The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.

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The head of Kentucky’s education department said that a state takeover of Louisville’s public school system would be “costly,” and that a hearing over the matter will likely take place in the late summer or early fall.

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  The new leader of the Kentucky Department of Education laid out his priorities on Wednesday, including the creation of charter schools, improving student achievement and taking over Louisville’s public school system.

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The Kentucky Department of Education's chief attorney has resigned in a move that comes weeks before a hearing on the proposed state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.

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State education officials in Kentucky say a $24.9 million grant will help develop pre-literacy skills as well as stronger reading and writing skills.


Kentucky’s education leaders say they are encouraged by some of the results from statewide assessments during the 2016-17 school year. 

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McCracken Preschool recently received a $150,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education in support of the county’s preschools and childcare centers.

The Kentucky Department of Education will wrap up a series of town hall meetings tonight in Henderson. Education leaders have been soliciting feedback on a proposed accountability system to measure student proficiency.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded a $675,000 grant to Lone Oak Middle School to establish after-school programs for students.


An education survey aimed at assessing working conditions has gotten an overwhelming response in Kentucky. The state's Department of Education says more than 41,400 school-based certified educators completed the 2017 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Kentucky Survey.