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Public News Service - KY: Education

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is coming under fire for vetoing budget and revenue bills and passing a controversial pension reform bill. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of teachers are stepping out of the classroom Friday and heading to Frankfort for the last two days of the legislative session. Dozens of Kentucky school districts are closed today, so educators can protest budget and tax bills that were vetoed earlier this week by

An estimated one in 68 people nationally is on the autism spectrum. In Kentucky it's about 69-thousand people.(Jesper Sehested/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — April is World Autism Awareness Month. And as understanding of the disorder has increased in recent years, some advocates for people living with autism say greater acceptance is needed. Executive director of the Kentucky Office of Autism, Amy Cooper-Puckett, said with many m

The budget approved by the Kentucky House calls for a 6.25 percent cut to most state agencies.<br />(Mark Goebel/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The two-year budget approved by the Kentucky House doesn't include cuts as severe as some other plans, yet some groups think it still leads the Commonwealth down the wrong path. The $22.5 million spending plan calls for a 6.25 percent budget cut for most state agencies. It w

Some 45 million kids and adults in the U.S. will participate in Read Across America Day.<br />(K.W. Barrett/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Read Across America Day is held annually on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of the author known around the world as Dr. Seuss. And in the past 20 years, the observance has grown beyond 'Green Eggs and Ham.' Schools and libraries across Kentucky hold special events Th

Over 276,000 Kentucky kids participated in the School Breakfast Program in 2017-2016. (USDA/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report finds more low-income children in Kentucky are starting their school days with the food they need to fuel their brain. The Food Research and Action Center's annual School Breakfast Scorecard was released today. It shows that during the 2016-2017 school year over

Lack of equitable funding led to the 1989 Rose decision, which held that Kentucky was failing in its constitutional duty to

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Back in the early 1990s, the Kentucky Supreme Court declared the state's schools were inefficient and inequitable. Now a new study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows the state is slipping back to funding levels that sparked reform. The Kentucky Education Refo

Many Kentucky teachers have been opting for retiring early out of fear their pensions will be cut. (kentuckyteachers.org)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – What Kentucky's governor and state lawmakers are going to do to solve the state's public pension crisis should be known very soon. They've been mulling over plans that include cutting payments to existing retirees and forcing most current and future hires into 401-K-style reti

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