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Kentucky Education Group Beginning to Look at Possibility of Charter Schools

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The Kentucky Board of Education is holding a special meeting Monday morning to study charter schools.

Such schools are similar to public schools in that they use public dollars and are funded based on student enrollment. They’re also controversial because they can be operated by nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies or groups of parents and teachers.

Kentucky is among a handful of states that don’t have charter schools.

But with Republicans now in full control of the state legislature that could change.

Legislation favoring charter schools has faltered in the state House, which was long-controlled by Democrats.

The state’s 12-member board of education will use today’s meeting to help guide their legislative agenda for the coming General Assembly.

The 8 am central time meeting will be broadcast live on the Kentucky Department of Education’s website.

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