A bill allowing Kentucky schools to be more innovative in the way kids learn has gained support from charter school opponents and supporters. The bill, if signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, would allow for so-called districts of innovation. It wouldn’t go as far as allowing parents or organizations to form charter schools, but it would… Continue reading JCPS Supports “Districts of Innovation” Bill
An attempt to piggyback charter school legislation on another bill has likely killed two plans for education reform in Kentucky. The state Senate Education committee today added language legalizing charter schools to a charter alternative plan sponsored by Representative Carl Rollins, who chairs the House Education Committee. Charter supporters hoped Rollins would allow the amendment… Continue reading Legislative Wrangling Kills Two Plans for Education Reform
University of Louisville education professor Craig Hockbein says he can’t predict how the measure might fare in the General Assembly, but believes it would appease many of those opposed to the charter school concept.