Kentucky is trying a different approach to charter schools. From Ed Week:
“As part of a new, uniquely comprehensive law passed during this year’s state legislative session, and now being readied for implementation by the state board, districts can apply to become ‘Districts of Innovation,’ and be exempt from certain regulations and education policy.”
“But schools can apply for things like the right to use competency-based learning, in which academic credit is awarded based on mastery, not seat time; extended day, school year, and learning outside the school building; and new pathways to graduation, including, it seems, the ability to create new schools around those pathways.”
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