The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is issuing a consumer alert about fake GED tests. The notice relates to fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the internet.
When the current Kentucky legislative session ends this week, many issues will be left on the table for the future including the issue of charter schools. Kentucky is among just nine states without charters and the push to change that has been polarizing in Frankfort.
Tennessee is seeing an increased number of proposals for charter schools. The rise in applications is largely due to a recent change in state law that no longer limits charters to low-income students from failing classrooms. The Tennessean reports that in Nashville alone eleven groups have applied to create new charter school operations.
An idea that developed from a panel discussion at an educational conference has resulted in a "services fair" for the refugee and immigrant populations in the region. Organizers of the event say they plan to make it an annual event, providing health services and information to people from a wide range of cultures. Dan Modlin spoke with Skip Cleavinger, the Director of English Learner Programs for Warren County Schools.
An effort by Governor Steve Beshear to expand preschool services in the commonwealth did not make it into the final state budget.
Beshear put a $15 million appropriation for preschool in his budget proposal. The House cut that figure in half and funded other education programs with what was left. The Senate struck all the money, saying it wouldn't be right to expand some programs while slashing others.
And after days of budget talks, the Senate won the argument.