schools http://wfpl.org en School Board Gives JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Positive Review http://wfpl.org/post/school-board-gives-jcps-superintendent-donna-hargens-positive-review <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Donna </span>Hargens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is meeting the Jefferson County Board of Education's expectations—but board members also want to hear more of her opinions on school matters.</span></p><p>The school board on Monday night released the findings and recommendations of its annual superintendent evaluation, outlining objectives for Hargens to pursue in the 2014-2015 academic year.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:57:37 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9626 at http://wfpl.org School Board Gives JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Positive Review Kentucky State Audit Calls JCPS Administration 'Bloated.' Here Are Some Takeaways. http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-audit-calls-jcps-administration-bloated-here-are-some-takeaways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools’ management system is &nbsp;“bloated" and the district isn’t providing teachers with enough classroom resources, according to a a state audit released Wednesday morning.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office has completed its year-long report that includes 45 findings and several more recommendations to reform </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> management and policies, some of which the district has already begun to implement.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 9387 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Audit Calls JCPS Administration 'Bloated.' Here Are Some Takeaways. 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?