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Kentuckians who receive health insurance through their employers saw insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs rise modestly in 2017 and by far less than national averages, according to new analysis from a health care-focused private foundation. However, the increases varied widely depending on whether employees chose family coverage or single coverage. --Insider Louisville * * * Of 65 new teachers graduating this weekend from Western Kentucky University, only six are math teachers. That mirrors a nationwide shortage as teacher education colleges struggle to draw students into high-need fields such as math, reading and science. For Corinne Murphy, dean of WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, it is rare to meet with a district superintendent who hasn’t asked for a specialized teacher or group of teachers. --BG Daily News

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