Devin Katayama http://wfpl.org en Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices http://wfpl.org/post/new-faces-join-opposition-jefferson-county-school-discipline-practices <p>A community group opposed to Jefferson County Public Schools’ discipline policies has gained more supporters and plans to meet this week to unify its message to the district.</p><p>Officials with the faith-based group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, say suspensions and other discipline in JCPS disproportionately affect African American students.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:30:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 8531 at http://wfpl.org New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices What 3 New Kentucky Districts of Innovation Plan To Do With Schools http://wfpl.org/post/what-3-new-kentucky-districts-innovation-plan-do-schools <p>Three new Kentucky school districts have received <a href="/term/districts-innovation">District of Innovation</a> status—meaning they can get waivers for a handful of state education department regulations.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8494 at http://wfpl.org What 3 New Kentucky Districts of Innovation Plan To Do With Schools Louisville's Simmons College Anticipates Higher Education Accreditation http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-simmons-college-anticipates-higher-education-accreditation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville’s historic Simmons College of Kentucky is expected to soon be accredited for the first time by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. This comes in the middle of a renaissance for the historically African American school over the past several years.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:00:56 +0000 Devin Katayama 8520 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Simmons College Anticipates Higher Education Accreditation Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again http://wfpl.org/post/jackie-green-running-louisville-mayor-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguing that incumbent Greg Fischer has failed the city in critical ways,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackie Green will &nbsp;again running for Louisville Metro mayor.</span></p><p>Green, a 61-year-old transportation activist and small business owner, will enter the race as an independent. &nbsp;Fischer, a Democrat, and Republican Robert Devore are the only candidates who filed for the May primary.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:01:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 8498 at http://wfpl.org Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham http://wfpl.org/post/science-guy-bill-nye-debates-creationist-ken-ham Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A famous trial in the 1920s tested the question of creationism. That question is still open for many people, and an argument over creationism versus evolution can sell a lot of seats. Last night at the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky, its president, Ken Ham, was pitted in debate against TV personality and science educator Bill Nye. The event sold out in a matter of minutes. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:44:10 +0000 Devin Katayama 8481 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/qa-ken-ham-isnt-out-change-bill-nyes-heart-during-creationevolution-debate-kentucky <p>The<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-creation-museum-hosts-debate-tvs-bill-nye-science-guy"> highly publicized debate</a>&nbsp;scheduled for Tuesday in Northern Kentucky between Creation Museum president Ken Ham and &nbsp;science educator/television personality Bill Nye has sparked critics from both sides.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some scientists argue that Nye should not engage the topic of creationism; others say Ham needs the the press to raise money for the development of a Bible-themed amusement park.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8456 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-gets-48-school-innovation-proposals-deadline <p>The deadline to submit proposals for designing the next Jefferson County public school has passed, and officials say 48 individuals or groups are moving on for review.</p><p>Initially, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-competition-design-school-getting-greater-expected-participation">more than 80 groups expressed interest</a> in the School of Innovation Design Competition—which set out to change the look of public education.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Devin Katayama 8463 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline Louisville Runs Out of Extra Cash To Help Homeless Shelters During Cold Weather http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-runs-out-extra-cash-help-homeless-shelters-during-cold-weather <p>It’s about&nbsp; 5 a.m. and about 15 degrees. Volunteers walk over snow, onto the railroad tracks near Dixie Highway to assist with Louisville’s annual homeless count. Volunteers shout toward a dark spot underneath an I-264 overpass.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“Anybody up there?” asks Natalie Reteneller, development director at YMCA Safe Place services.&nbsp;</p><p>In two hours the group—just one of many spread across the city—find five people who agree to answer several questions.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:08:04 +0000 Devin Katayama 8449 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Runs Out of Extra Cash To Help Homeless Shelters During Cold Weather