Devin Katayama http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-recognized-national-school-boards-group <p>Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.</p><p>The association announced the award on Tuesday. The annual award recognizes a national or state policymaker in recognition ofcontributions to education.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 9823 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group Louisville NAACP Awards Annual Scholarships to 12 Students http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-naacp-awards-annual-scholarships-12-students <p>The Louisville branch of the NAACP on Tuesday night will award 12 Louisville students more than $17,000 in scholarships.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group is holding its annual Scholarship Awards Program at the West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in west Louisville. This year, the NAACP partnered with McDonald's, which is providing $10,000 worth of scholarships.</span></p><p>Funding for the other scholarships comes from the Salome C. Worthington scholarship.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:11:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 9769 at http://wfpl.org Louisville NAACP Awards Annual Scholarships to 12 Students Louisville City Soccer Team Names a President http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-city-soccer-team-names-president <p>Louisville’s <a href="/post/louisville-officially-getting-pro-soccer-team">new soccer team,</a> Louisville City FC, has announced hiring its first president.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Djorn </span>Buchholz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has 13 years of soccer executive experience, including management and fan engagement positions. He’s worked with soccer clubs in Indiana, Minnesota and Texas, according to a release sent by the soccer clubs PR team.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:43:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 9734 at http://wfpl.org Louisville City Soccer Team Names a President Reminder: The Clark Memorial Bridge Closes for Weeks Starting Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/reminder-clark-memorial-bridge-closes-weeks-starting-tuesday <p>The Clark Memorial Bridge closes at midnight on Tuesday for construction of the downtown crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project.</p><p>Project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson says the bridge that connects Jeffersonville and downtown Louisville will close for about six weeks.</p><p>Nearly 25,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day.</p><p>Peterson says there will be no changes to the Clark Memorial itself but closing the bridge is necessary to work on the downtown crossing.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:06:44 +0000 Devin Katayama 9717 at http://wfpl.org Reminder: The Clark Memorial Bridge Closes for Weeks Starting Tuesday JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-innovation-finalists-prepare-july-presentations <p>Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school.</p><p>One of the designs is expected to become a new school in Louisville.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:05:40 +0000 Devin Katayama 9712 at http://wfpl.org JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations How Some Louisville Kids Get Nutritious Meals While School's Out http://wfpl.org/post/how-some-louisville-kids-get-nutritious-meals-while-schools-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a large sunlit cafeteria, 9-year-old </span>Tiyonna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams sits with about 30 other children. Soon they’ll head outside for a water balloon fight. But right now they’re eating a dinner of chicken fajitas, watermelon and salad.</span></p><p>“When my mom doesn’t have any money, I probably just eat snacks, all day long. Popsicles, chocolate, candy, chips,” Tiyonna says.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:25:40 +0000 Devin Katayama & Jacob Ryan 9572 at http://wfpl.org How Some Louisville Kids Get Nutritious Meals While School's Out Louisville's NC3 Community Organization Is Ending In July http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-nc3-community-organization-ending-july <p>A Louisville community organizing group that rose to prominence through encouraging civic engagement and leadership will cease operations in July, citing a lack of adequate&nbsp;funding.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:31:10 +0000 Devin Katayama 9560 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's NC3 Community Organization Is Ending In July At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students http://wfpl.org/post/risk-wfpls-3-month-look-lives-louisvilles-struggling-students <p></p><p>Kenneth Gray is from a poor family, raised by his grandmother alone. He grew up on 42nd Street in Shawnee, a part of town where opportunities are sparse. He’s African-American. By the statistics, the odds are stacked against him.</p><p>He is a “maybe kid.”</p><p>“Maybe you’ll go to class,” says Kenneth, 18. “Maybe you’ll graduate. Maybe you won’t drop out. Maybe you won’t go to prison.”</p><p>Or maybe he won’t.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:58:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 9423 at http://wfpl.org At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students Louisville's Transgender Students: What Happens When Schools Are Accepting http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-what-happens-when-schools-are-accepting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past week, we've heard from &nbsp;some of </span><a href="/term/louisvilles-transgender-students" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville's transgender students</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—about coming out, about "passing," and the importance of communication in schools.</span></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 11:50:42 +0000 Devin Katayama 9420 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Transgender Students: What Happens When Schools Are Accepting The (Slow) Progress to Understanding of Transgender Students in Louisville and Beyond http://wfpl.org/post/slow-progress-understanding-transgender-students-louisville-and-beyond <p>Over the years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender—LGBT—people have fought for equal rights in the courts, city halls, and state capitols.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But perhaps one of the most important places to have this conversation is in schools, where many students first realize who they are.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 10:53:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 9408 at http://wfpl.org The (Slow) Progress to Understanding of Transgender Students in Louisville and Beyond