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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House weighed in on the issue of getting children back in class amid the coronavirus pandemic, passing a bill Wednesday requiring schools to reopen in-person instruction by late March.

Madison County Schools returned to in-person learning Feb. 8. However, mother nature seemed to have other plans.

At the February Madison County Board of Education (MCBOE) meeting, Jennifer Martin, the principal at Madison Kindergarten Academy (MKA), shared what her school is doing to help keep students engaged after the return to in-person learning.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — The Kentucky House passed a bill Thursday to change retirement benefits for new teachers hired starting next year as Republican lawmakers confronted the politically volatile pension issue.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — A group of Kentucky parents are suing several public school districts, seeking to put an end to online learning and return students to classrooms in-person, nearly one year after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to pivot to virtual or hybrid models.

One industry that has faced a significant amount of hardships in 2020 has been the educational system. With COVID-19 and all of the changes it has wrought, local teachers and students have faced a whole new world. However, educational leaders have continued to make strides in virtual learnin…

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LEXINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking refunds for University of Kentucky students who had to vacate campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic could continue, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to a request by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by defending of his suspension of in-person classes at public and private schools.

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Since it opened in 2017, Eastern Kentucky University's Scholar House has held a big year-end celebration for the pre-kindergarten students in its Head Start program.

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Students at a pair of Madison County Schools got one last chance to come back on campus last week and goodbye to their teachers.

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Eight students were celebrated in a different kind of graduation Thursday afternoon.

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As part of the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), the staff at Model Laboratory wanted to do something special for the families of their students.

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More than anything, local school leaders are most upset about how their schools won't be ending in a traditional fashion following Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation Monday that schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky announced plans Tuesday to lay off and furlough some employees in response to a projected $70 million budget shortfall in the coming year caused by the coronavirus.

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Former EKU softball player Stayce Toups has traded her glove for a mask and gown to help combat COVID-19.

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Morehead State University Theatre students have come together to present its latest production in an unconventional way after the university canceled all public performance by the School of Creative Arts.

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In recent weeks, schools across Madison County have been conducting teacher parades, where staff and facility drive around in a festive procession and visit their students in their neighborhoods -- from a safe distance.

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Eastern Kentucky University is seeking nominations for EKU alumni who are working in critical roles on the front line.

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Interim President David McFaddin announced the plan to refund 33% of housing costs and 33% of dining plan costs in an email sent to students on March 9.


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