Education http://wfpl.org en Here's The JCPS List of School Supplies. (But Families Should Hold Off Buying For a Bit.) http://wfpl.org/post/heres-jcps-list-school-supplies-families-should-hold-buying-bit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville families now have an idea of what supplies kids need for public school.</span></p><p>Jefferson County Public School on Friday released a much-anticipated list of fundamental school supplies for the 2014-15 academic year.</p><p>Most students go back to school on Aug. 13.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:25:19 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9847 at http://wfpl.org Here's The JCPS List of School Supplies. (But Families Should Hold Off Buying For a Bit.) 15 Mental Health Counselors Will Be Based In JCPS Schools http://wfpl.org/post/15-mental-health-counselors-will-be-based-jcps-schools <p>For the first time, Jefferson County Public Schools will have mental health counselors based in schools.</p><p>Fifteen will be added to school buildings in the upcoming academic year.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:54:29 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9842 at http://wfpl.org 15 Mental Health Counselors Will Be Based In JCPS Schools Kentucky Tech Students Earn Scholarships at National Skills Competition http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-tech-students-earn-scholarships-national-skills-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six Kentucky students placed in the top 10 in a national technical skills competition</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, earning themselves thousands of scholarship dollars, the state education department announced Thursday.</span></p><p>More than 100 of Kentucky students with skills in drafting, metalworking, masonry and culinary arts last month joined nearly 7,000 others from across the U.S. to compete for top honors at the annual Skills USA Competition in Kansas City.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9839 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Tech Students Earn Scholarships at National Skills Competition Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-recognized-national-school-boards-group <p>Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.</p><p>The association announced the award on Tuesday. The annual award recognizes a national or state policymaker in recognition ofcontributions to education.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 9823 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group University of Louisville Digs In, Says No Need to Release More Records http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-digs-says-no-need-release-more-records <p>The University of Louisville has responded to a request by the state attorney general to justify its refusal to turn over documents to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, in the latest step in an <a href="http://kycir.org/2014/07/16/university-of-louisville-continues-to-fight-to-keep-records-from-public-view/">ongoing battle over public records.</a></p><p>In a letter dated July 18, U of L’s outside counsel said KyCIR’s public records appeal is moot since university officials earlier this month made public its final audit report.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:01:36 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9816 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Digs In, Says No Need to Release More Records Why JCPS Schools Aren't Releasing Supplies Lists Yet http://wfpl.org/post/why-jcps-schools-arent-releasing-supplies-lists-yet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools administrators are</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;developing uniform, district-wide general lists of supplies all students will need next month when classes resume.</span></p><p>Schools haven't released supply lists yet, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LPASlou/photos/a.505345056221279.1073741852.164807726941682/678398008915982/?type=1">possibly to the consternation </a>of parents wanting to get a jump start before the first day of classes on Aug. 13.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:43 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9798 at http://wfpl.org Why JCPS Schools Aren't Releasing Supplies Lists Yet Jan Scholtz Seeks to Fill Debbie Wesslund's Jefferson County School Board Seat http://wfpl.org/post/jan-scholtz-seeks-fill-debbie-wesslunds-jefferson-county-school-board-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ballot for the Jefferson County Board of Education's&nbsp;3rd&nbsp;District election is beginning to take shape.</span></p><p>Jan Scholtz, a Louisville realtor, will seek to fill Debbie Wesslund’s seat.&nbsp;Wesslund announced earlier this year she would not be seeking reelection.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:54:56 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9784 at http://wfpl.org Jan Scholtz Seeks to Fill Debbie Wesslund's Jefferson County School Board Seat University of Louisville Continues to Fight to Keep Records From Public View http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-continues-fight-keep-records-public-view <p>The University of Louisville is still fighting to keep emails, memos and other notes related to a high-profile financial audit cloaked from public view.</p><p>The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, which has sought these public records for<a href="/post/university-louisville-releases-high-profile-audit"> several months, </a>has filed an appeal with the state attorney general.</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway’s office extended the appeal an additional 30 work days in order to obtain more documentation.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:09:57 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9777 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Continues to Fight to Keep Records From Public View What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University http://wfpl.org/post/what-jcps-leaders-learned-week-harvard-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools administrators will work to improve communication between district leaders and school-level staff, addressing the big takeaway from officials' conference last week at Harvard University.</span></p><p>Top JCPS officials spent last week at Harvard meeting with professors in the university's education and business schools—as well as leaders from the nation’s largest school districts—to get direction on how to improve information-sharing across the school system.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9771 at http://wfpl.org What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University Louisville NAACP Awards Annual Scholarships to 12 Students http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-naacp-awards-annual-scholarships-12-students <p>The Louisville branch of the NAACP on Tuesday night will award 12 Louisville students more than $17,000 in scholarships.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group is holding its annual Scholarship Awards Program at the West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in west Louisville. This year, the NAACP partnered with McDonald's, which is providing $10,000 worth of scholarships.</span></p><p>Funding for the other scholarships comes from the Salome C. Worthington scholarship.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:11:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 9769 at http://wfpl.org Louisville NAACP Awards Annual Scholarships to 12 Students