Educators to discuss making college transfers easier

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) – Higher education officials from across Kentucky are meeting in Versailles to discuss making transferoptions between community colleges and universities easier for students. A statement from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System says it is working with the Council on Postsecondary Education to bring together nearly 200 educators on Wednesday to participate in…

KEA backs top priority Senate bill reforming education

by Nick Storm, @NStorm_politics –FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Education Association is backing Senate Republican’s top priority education reform bill this session. Senate Bill 1 would largely change the shape of education in the commonwealth by more closely mirroring the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allowing more local control and ending the influence of Common Core in both state standards and…

Seven bills to watch in the Kentucky Senate this week

BY JOHN CHEVES, jcheves@herald-leader.com –  The Kentucky General Assembly resumes its 2017 session Tuesday afternoon with an ambitious conservative agenda set by the state’s newly unified Republican leadership. When lawmakers adjourned Jan. 7 for a monthlong break, they had just passed a flurry of bills establishing new restrictions on abortion and labor unions, and Gov. Matt Bevin enthusiastically signed…