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Public charter schools bill heading to Senate floor after passing education committee

03/15/2017 01:36 PM

FRANKFORT — The Senate Education Committee has approved amended legislation that would authorize public charter schools throughout Kentucky, setting up a likely floor vote later Wednesday. House Bill 520 cleared the education panel on a 9-3 party-line vote with a few changes. Senate President Pro Tem David Givens, R-Greensburg, said the upper chamber cleaned up language in a number of areas, such as requirements that charter schools hire certified teachers, lotteries conducted by charter schools and participation in athletics. Supporters and opponents shared... Read more 

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