Monthly Archives: August 2020

Gov. Beshear needs to stop bullying school districts over COVID shutdowns

Gov. Beshear needs to stop bullying school districts over COVID shutdowns

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Monday that, because of lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, he was “recommending” all schools remain closed to in-person learning until September 28. According to former Kentucky School Boards Association spokesperson and education media watcher Brad Hughes, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday night, 48 of Kentucky’s school districts had…more »

Governor, secretary of state ‘close to agreement’ on election

Governor, secretary of state ‘close to agreement’ on election

No agreement yet between Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams on how to conduct the November general election, but both sides say they are not that far apart. “We actually agree on a lot more than people realize,” Adams told reporters after the two men met at the Governor’s office…more »

Reopening Kentucky Schools? Local Superintendents Should Decide

Reopening Kentucky Schools? Local Superintendents Should Decide

We, members of the Kentucky State Senate Majority, have heard a myriad of disappointment, anger, confusion, and frustration from our constituents regarding Governor Andy Beshear’s ‘recommendation’ that all schools open virtually in the fall of 2020. From parents of high school seniors to grandparents of kindergarten students, we are hearing from them all. Citizens across…more »

‘Pupils pose little risk of spreading Covid’

‘Pupils pose little risk of spreading Covid’

One of the largest studies in the world on coronavirus in schools, carried out in 100 institutions in the UK, will confirm that “there is very little evidence that the virus is transmitted” there, according to a leading scientist. Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member…more »

Freed from jail amid coronavirus, VA rape suspect kills accuser

Freed from jail amid coronavirus, VA rape suspect kills accuser

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ibrahm E. Bouaichi died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound that severely hurt the man Wednesday. Police confirmed the news to WUSA9 on Saturday. Police in Virginia say that Bouaichi, a rape suspect released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, went on to kill the woman who had accused him.…more »

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