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JCPS Wants Input For Crafting Vision 2020 Strategic Plan

May 5, 2015

The Vision 2020 plan will focus on kindergarten readiness, early childhood literacy and college- and career-readiness, said Jonathan Lowe, the district's director of strategy. Read Story

Indiana Board of Education May Undergo Makeover

May 4, 2015

A bill approved last week by state legislators takes away two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's appointments to the board, which has faced numerous disputes with Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Read Story

Fayette School Board Terminates Contract With Search Firm

May 4, 2015

The Fayette County school board has voted to terminate its contract with PROACT Search Inc. Read Story

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s Suggestions For Boosting Minority Teacher Numbers in JCPS

April 23, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is visiting Louisville today to meet with local education leaders and to discuss methods for improving student achievement. Read Story

JCPS Superintendent Announces Plans to Reorganize School District

April 23, 2015

The superintendent of Kentucky's largest school district has announced a reorganization plan that would outsource legal services, create a new chief business officer and replace the human resources director. Read Story

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Jefferson County Public Schools Seeks Leeway on Tests for English as Second Language Students

April 19, 2015

Jefferson County—compared to other districts in the state—has a fairly high number of refugee and immigrant students. Read Story

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University of Kentucky Student Fatally Shot Near Campus

April 17, 2015

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus. Read Story

Louisville’s Simmons College Officially Recognized as a Historically Black College

April 13, 2015

Louisville’s Simmons College of Kentucky has been officially designated as a Historically Black College and University, or HBCU. Read Story

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At Risk: Once Persistently Truant, Louisville Student Begins Routinely Attending Classes

April 8, 2015

Ashley Taylor missed more than 50 days of class last school year.Ashley Taylor missed more than 50 days of class last school year. Read Story

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At Risk: Classroom Misbehavior Subsides, But Struggles Remain For Young Louisville Student

April 7, 2015

At home recently, Bryan Bishop got a phone call from the mother of two of his children. She was seven days shy of being released from a substance abuse recovery program. Read Story

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At Risk: Nearly a Year on Her Own, Shantasia Durr Still Seeks to Find Her Own Way

April 5, 2015

A year ago, WFPL dedicated several months to exploring the lives and circumstances of Louisville's at-risk students. The documentary aired in May 2014; you can listen to it below. Nearly a year later, we're revisiting the students in the documentary. Read Story