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Fired University of Louisville Executive Sues School, Alleges Retaliation

February 25, 2015

A former top administrator at the University of Louisville has filed suit against the school’s board of trustees, alleging he was fired because he spoke out about health insurance bidding issues and racial discrimination of employees. Read Story

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JCPS Teachers Union Wants More Input Before School Board Considers Superintendent Contract

February 23, 2015

At its regular meeting Monday, the Jefferson County Board of Education will consider renewing Superintendent Donna Hargen’s contract for another four years, but the teachers union is asking that it be delayed until there is adequate time for stakeholder input. Read Story

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How a Kentucky School System Is Trying to Avoid Make-Up Days For Snow

February 22, 2015

This school year, the Owsley County School District in eastern Kentucky was allowed to use as many as 10 days for "non-traditional learning." Read Story

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Should Jefferson County Public Schools Change To a 10-Point Grading Scale?

February 18, 2015

Jefferson County Public Schools is asking parents whether an A letter grade should be based on a 90-100 point scale instead of the 93-100 scale currently used. Read Story

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Technology Boosts Library Usage in Kentucky

February 17, 2015

Kentucky residents checked out more than 30.7 million items in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Read Story

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Kentucky Improves GED Pass Rate Under New Exam

February 15, 2015

The passing rate for Kentuckians taking the GED has improved since the national high school equivalency exam underwent changes in 2014, according to Kentucky Adult Education officials. Read Story

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Kentucky Community College Faculty, Staff Ask President Emeritus to Decline Pay

February 13, 2015

Upset that retired Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael McCall is taking a $324,000 consulting fee when the system has been running in the red, its professors and staff members are asking him to decline the money. Read Story

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Jefferson Community College President Tony Newberry Is Retiring

February 13, 2015

Dr. Tony Newberry is stepping down after 12 years on the job. Read Story

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Kentucky Is Getting Its First Regional Career and Technical Academy For High Schoolers

February 10, 2015

The goal of the I-Lead Academy is for students to earn a work certificate or dual credit, and possibly an associate’s degree, while in high school. Read Story

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Records Shed Little Light on Vetting of New U of L Exec From Scandal-Plagued School

February 9, 2015

University of Louisville paid an academic search firm $65,000 plus expenses to find a new general counsel, but school records provide little detail about the company’s actual work vetting the candidates. Read Story

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As Dropout Age Changes, the Kentucky Education Department Is Keeping an Eye on Homeschooling

February 9, 2015

The Kentucky Education Department will closely monitor data as the state's dropout age increases to 18 for most public schools next academic year. Read Story

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Pregame Analysis: The Coming Federal Education Debate

February 8, 2015

The main federal education law may finally get its long-overdue makeover in Congress this year, and we're going to be hearing and reading a lot about it. Read Story

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University of Louisville Donation to Help Poor Students Attend School

February 5, 2015

The Cardinal Covenant program, since 2007, has helped 180 students from families graduate from college. Each lived at or well below the federal poverty line. Read Story

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What School Resource Officers Do, and What Are the Best Practices

February 5, 2015

SROs are daily presences in several JCPS schools. But how do they get there and what are they expected to do? Read Story

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Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Assaulting JCPS Students

February 4, 2015

Jonathan Hardin, 31, was arrested Tuesday on charges including assault, wanton endangerment and official misconduct, according to police reports. Read Story