schools http://wfpl.org en 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 Lawmaker Hopes to Allow Schools to Stock EpiPens http://wfpl.org/post/lawmaker-hopes-allow-schools-stock-epipens <p>A Kentucky state lawmaker wants to expand EpiPen use in schools.</p><p>EpiPens are used to stop the effects of allergic reactions, and currently, state law only allows students with allergies to carry the devices.</p><p>“Some children are not aware a particular allergy and the place that it occurs for the very first time is there in the cafeteria setting or in school," says Representative Addia Wuchner, who will again file a bill that would allow schools to carry EpiPens for general use.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:00:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1821 at http://wfpl.org Lawmaker Hopes to Allow Schools to Stock EpiPens IdeaFestival: The Finland School Phenomenon http://wfpl.org/post/ideafestival-finland-school-phenomenon <p>Thanks to bloggers and Twitter users with nationwide followings at last year’s IdeaFestival, students from DuPont Manual high school in Louisville garnered national acclaim for their questions for and engagement with IdeaFestival presenters. This year, their performance has been no less noteworthy. The Q&amp;A session following Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner’s presentation was dominated by curious students.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:00:01 +0000 Melissa Chipman 1761 at http://wfpl.org IdeaFestival: Are We Hardwired to Bully? http://wfpl.org/post/ideafestival-are-we-hardwired-bully <p>When she was a child, Cynthia Lowen was painfully shy. She avoided clubs and sports, to her parents’ disappointment. She was most comfortable around books and horses—maybe most comfortable sitting quietly by herself reading books about horses. Lowen spent her childhood and teen years at a farm, mucking out stables and riding horses. The horses didn’t call her “giraffe neck,” she says, like her peers did.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Melissa Chipman 1742 at http://wfpl.org IdeaFestival: Are We Hardwired to Bully?