Lu Young

Beshear wants all school employees to have an 11% raise in the next budget

BY: - August 16, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear wants the legislature to fund an 11% pay raise for all Kentucky school personnel, which is the highest increase he’s backed since becoming governor.  The Democratic governor, who is seeking reelection, unveiled some of his education priorities as part of his “Education First” plan for the 2024-26 state budget Wednesday morning. He […]

Student and teacher appointed to Kentucky Board of Education

BY: - June 6, 2023

Non-voting teacher and student representatives have been named to the Kentucky Board of Education.  According to a Kentucky Department of Education press release, the members will begin their terms next month on July 1. Their terms will expire on June 30, 2024.  The student member is Ronald “R.J.” Osborne, a junior at Whitley County High […]

Students get off buses at an elementaryschool In Louisville, KY

Kentucky lawmakers hear update on KERA and school assessment methods

BY: - June 6, 2023

Kentucky lawmakers on Tuesday heard an update on the state of Kentucky education assessments and what policy changes could impact their future.  Lu Young, the chairwoman of the Kentucky Board of Education, told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Education that it’s time to reconsider the backdrop of past accountability and assessment measures as […]