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Fayette gets ruling that school board chair’s national post is no conflict, but not from AG

An education law attorney formerly in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office determined Monday there is no conflict of interest with Fayette County Public Schools board chairman Tyler Murphy serving on the National Education Association board.

As a result, the school board is no longer seeking an opinion from the current Attorney General.

At board member Stephanie Spires’ urging, the school board on Thursday had asked school district General Counsel Shelley Chatfield to seek a Kentucky Attorney General’s opinion on whether Murphy had a conflict. Members wanted an answer as soon as possible. Spires was concerned that Murphy’s role on the

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National career ed spotlight shines bright on local career school system

ExploreWhat 100 job offers for 28 recent Butler County high school graduates tells us about the economy

Butler Tech has drawn wide attention in recent years for a series of first-time experiments tried among Ohio’s 88-county career school systems.

These include include its “5th Day Experience” begun last school year in which students can use Friday’s to either continue their studies or visit companies in industries they are interested in or to work at jobs in the private sector.

Jon Graft, superintendent of Butler Tech, told the viewers any “stigma” still connected to career education being a low-skill option

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Obsessed Tucker Carlson Calls Jill Biden ‘Illiterate’ and ‘Our National Shame’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson obsessed over Jill Biden’s doctorate in education for the third night in a row on Wednesday, this time devoting roughly ten minutes to mocking her dissertation while claiming the incoming first lady is “borderline illiterate.”

In case you missed it, a Wall Street Journal writer took issue with Mrs. Biden—whom he addressed as “kiddo”—using the title “Dr.” in front of her name, saying it “sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic” because it was just in education and not in medicine.

The article sparked immediate outrage, with critics accusing the

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40 National Latino Groups Endorse Lily Eskelsen Garcia for Education Secretary

A coalition of 40 national Latino groups has released a letter endorsing Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the former president of the National Education Association (NEA), to be nominated for secretary of education by President-elect Joe Biden.

In the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) letter obtained by Newsweek, the groups—which include the Hispanic Federation, UnidosUS, and Mi Familia Vota—among others, said her experience as a teacher and president of the largest union in the nation, as well as her history of promoting equity and civil rights, and her championing of immigrant students, make her the right pick for the cabinet position.

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National Treasury proposes to slash R2bn from Limpopo’s education budget

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The National Treasury wants Limpopo to cut R4.5-billion from its provincial budget. 

The cuts are being proposed to the education budget and the health budget at R2-billion and R2.5-billion respectively.

“We explained that if they just take R2-billion from the department, we won’t be able to pay our salaries and we will not be able to [continue] meeting Covid-19 regulations in terms of safety and health,” said Polly Boshielo, the education MEC in the province.

Furthermore, she said the department would be compelled

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