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Bevin signs charter school bill; teacher petition demands apology

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill Tuesday that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time. More than 750 people as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday had signed an online petition asking Gov. Matt Bevin to apologize for accusing charter school opponents of lying and questioning their motives during his testimony earlier this month before the state House Education Committee.

Education

Kentucky charter schools are a signature away. What happens next?

Now that charter schools in Kentucky await only the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin, school boards and mayors in Lexington and Louisville could be accepting charter school applications in the 2017-18 school year. Educators, school and government officials, and the staff of education groups, are already getting in position to deal with charter schools in the state for the first time.

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Immigrant faculty highlight their role in UK community

UK faculty and staff gathered to show how immigrants contribute to higher education and the community.
Linda Blackford lblackford@herald-leader.com
Immigrant faculty highlight their role in UK community 2:14

Immigrant faculty highlight their role in UK community

Meet some of the beagles and mice used for research at the University of Kentucky 3:22

Meet some of the beagles and mice used for research at the University of Kentucky

UK students march against immigration ban 1:03

UK students march against immigration ban

EKU pedway reopens 0:41

EKU pedway reopens