Louisville Celebrates Graduating Students’ College Pursuits

May 18, 2015

On Monday, Poynter joined nearly 1,500 other Louisville high school seniors at the KFC Yum Center in downtown Louisville at an event celebrating the commitment to go to college. Read Story

Early Childhood Education Spending Down in Kentucky in 2013-14, Report Says

May 16, 2015

The National Institute for Early Education Research reports states have increased funding the past two years, and in 2013-2014 that increase totaled $120 million. But Kentucky spent 5 percent less per child in that same time period. Read Story

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University of Louisville Committee Approves Contract for Auditing Firm

May 14, 2015

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees’ Audit Committee has approved giving a Louisville auditing firm a $65,000 contract to see through changes to tighten the university’s financial controls and make it less prone to fraud. Read Story

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University of Louisville Releases Financial Auditor’s Review Following Court Settlement

May 12, 2015

The University of Louisville on Monday released a financial auditor’s review that had been kept out of the public’s eye for more than a year, the result of a court settlement with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Read Story


UofL Cuts Ties With Clothing Maker JanSport, Effective In June

May 8, 2015

The University of Louisville will not renew it's contract with clothing maker JanSport. Read Story


Kentucky Students’ Start-Up Tackles College Costs Through Crowdsourcing

May 6, 2015

Michael Lewis, an 18-year-old from Louisville, and a small team of his fellow students at the University of Kentucky are preparing to launch a start-up that takes direct aim the nationwide issue of student debt. Read Story

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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


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


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