Charter Schools Bill Will Get Committee Hearing

A bill allowing charter schools in Kentucky will get a hearing in the House Education Committee. Chairman Carl Rollins has set February 14th as the hearing date, but that could change if the deadline for candidates to file to run for General Assembly seats is pushed back again. Rollins still doesn’t support charter schools, but […]

Charter School Advocates Release Second TV Ad

Sensing their time is coming, advocates of charter schools in Kentucky are doubling down on their efforts. One such group, Kentuckians for Reform in Education, or KARE, is out with their second TV advertisement supporting charter schools. KARE is run by former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner, and the ad is running statewide on network and […]

Stumbo Signals Openness to Charter Schools

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he’s interested in hearing more about charter schools after a new group launched TV ads in support of the reform Tuesday morning. In the past several years, Shelbyville Republican Brad Montell has introduced legislation into the house to legalize charter schools. And supporters in the state Senate have filed […]

As Kentucky Legislative Session Opens, Groups Start Stronger Push for Charter Schools

The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education (KARE) is […]