P-12 sees both increases and cuts in budget bill

Yesterday, the General Assembly approved a two year budget for the Commonwealth, resolving disagreements between the two chambers.  For P12 education, that budget includes a mix of increases and cuts. Compared to the current fiscal 2018 enacted budget, the bill calls...

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Charter School Funding: First Estimates for HB 366

On March 20, the Senate amended House Bill 366 to add provisions for funding public charter schools. Here’s a look at what the bill would require and how that might work out financially. Direct Revenue and On-Behalf Revenue Under the bill’s current wording, school...

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Explaining SEEK: A New Short Publication

Following up on a blog post from last fall, the Prichard Committee is now offering a brief “explainer” for the SEEK formula, designed for easy downloading, reading, and printing. The report summarizes the four main steps of the SEEK funding process: The base guarantee...

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House votes to increase P-12 education funding

House Bill 200, Kentucky’s budget legislation for the next two fiscal years, is on the move. The House of Representatives just approved its version of the bill. Here’s a look at the major choices the House has made, along with a note that the Senate usually makes...

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Don’t Blame Autism for Parkland Tragedy

By Jack Bradley Like everyone else, I was devastated when I learned about yet another high school shooting. Probably unlike most everyone else, I also became really upset when I learned that the shooter was believed to be autistic and to have ADHD. Why? Jack Bradley...

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