Devin Katayama

Devin Katayama is an award-winning journalist who seeks sounds that tell the story of Louisville and its people. Devin was a Follet Fellow at Columbia College Chicago where he earned his master's of arts in journalism. He won the Studs Terkel Community Media Workshop Scholarship award for his story on Chicago's homeless and street youth. Devin has worked with WBEZ Chicago Public Media’s Worldview program and with Northern California KQED’s The California Report.He earned his B.A. in English creative writing at CUNY Hunter College in New York City, where he also performed stand-up comedy. Later, he moved to the California Bay Area, where he was an EMT in Oakland. He plays the guitar and ukulele. You can find his radio work at

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Half of Kentucky’s Kindergartners Were Ready to Start School in 2014

January 21, 2015

The number of Kentucky children who are prepared for kindergarten is nearly unchanged over last year—half of kids entering school still don’t have the basic skills that the state deems as necessary to be "kindergarten-ready." Read Story

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Kentucky Compares Favorably in Graduation Rate Against Other States

January 21, 2015

The Kentucky Department of Education is touting the state’s graduation rate during the 2012-2013 school year, which was above the national average. Read Story


New ‘Bluegrass Diploma’ to Emphasize College, Career Readiness For Kentucky Students

January 18, 2015

Kentucky educators are experimenting with possible changes to the state's high school diploma. Read Story


Why Some Kentucky Child Care Centers Don’t Want State Ratings

January 15, 2015

The state is now trying to make choosing easier for Kentucky families and to set child care centers on a path toward improvement. Read Story