Education 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 What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-jcps-school-innovation-competition <p>For the four School of Innovation finalists, the next few months will focus on shaping their concepts into more concrete proposals.</p><p>For Jefferson County Public Schools, the work over the next 17 months or so includes helping those teams develop their plans, looking to the board to make a decision and decide on funding, and then working to get the school open in the 2015-16 academic year.</p><p>To the point: Opening a School of Innovation will mean an allocation of resources amid parallel reviews of facilities and magnet school programs.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8849 at http://wfpl.org What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/here-are-finalists-jefferson-county-public-schools-school-innovation-competition <p>The finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation competition are The Catalpa School, the Louisville Reach Academy, the Metro Museum Magnet School and the Next Generation Community&nbsp;School.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:18:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 8831 at http://wfpl.org Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/listen-details-12-semifinalists-jcps-school-innovation-competition <p>Jefferson County Public Schools will on Monday night unveil the finalists from the 48 community submissions to design a new school.</p><p>The school district plans to open the winning School of Innovation design in the 2015-16 academic year. Last month, JCPS unveiled 12 semifinalists in the competition. Submitters included several teams of&nbsp;JCPS teachers, a group of Louisville museum leaders and a team of educators from Michigan.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8821 at http://wfpl.org Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition 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 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 Report: Two-Thirds of Kentucky Fourth Graders Aren't on Target in Reading http://wfpl.org/post/report-two-thirds-kentucky-fourth-graders-arent-target-reading <p>Most Kentucky children aren't entering the fourth grade reading at grade level, according to a Kids Count report issued last week.</p><p>The gap in reading proficiency between children from low and high income families widened to about 30 percent from 2003 to 2013, &nbsp;said the report, issued by Kentucky Youth Advocates. That happened in 11 others states.</p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8400 at http://wfpl.org Report: Two-Thirds of Kentucky Fourth Graders Aren't on Target in Reading Graphics | How Ready For Classes Were Kindergartners at Each Jefferson County Public School http://wfpl.org/post/graphics-how-ready-classes-were-kindergartners-each-jefferson-county-public-school <p>Slightly more than half of this year's Jefferson County Public School <a href="/post/half-kentuckys-kindergartners-entered-ready-school-jcps-results-slightly-better">kindergartners entered school ready, </a>which, of course, means slightly less than half weren't.</p><p>For JCPS, the breakdown is: 47.7 percent weren't ready, 52.3 percent were ready. (<a href="/post/why-measuring-what-kentuckys-kindergartners-know-useful">Here's more</a> on what "ready" means.)</p><p>Here's a further breakdown of the JCPS kindergarten screener data.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 8423 at http://wfpl.org Graphics | How Ready For Classes Were Kindergartners at Each Jefferson County Public School JCPS Competition to Design a School Getting Greater Than Expected Participation http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-competition-design-school-getting-greater-expected-participation <p>Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools anticipate they’ll get more proposals than expected for a competition to<a href="/term/districts-innovation"> design a school.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">It’s a good mix of applicants, says Jonathan Lowe, who heads the district’s School of Innovation Design Competition.&nbsp; The winner will receive help from&nbsp;</span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;to see their dream school become a reality.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8295 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Competition to Design a School Getting Greater Than Expected Participation JCPS Initial School Application Period for 2014-15 Ends Friday http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-initial-school-application-period-2014-15-ends-friday <p><strong>Update 4:15 p.m. Monday: Mobile Application Canceled</strong></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Due to the forecast for dangerously cold temps &amp; wind chills, the App Mobile visit from 4-7 p.m. tomorrow @ Fern Creek Elem. is canceled.</p>— JCPS (@JCPSKY) <a href="https://twitter.com/JCPSKY/statuses/420301347008040960">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p></p><p>The initial application and registration period for Jefferson County Public Schools ends Friday.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8115 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Initial School Application Period for 2014-15 Ends Friday