Education http://wfpl.org en The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-and-ge-team-cutting-edge-micro-factory <p>A collaboration between the University&nbsp;of Louisville and&nbsp;General Electric announced this week will create a new paradigm of manufacturing, said the dean of UofL's Speed School of Engineering.</p><p>The <a href="http://firstbuild.com/">FirstBuild</a> program is being called “cutting edge” by its collaborators and will give UofL engineering students &nbsp;the opportunity to gain practical training as they refine existing GE products, such as kitchen ranges and other appliances, university officials said.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9163 at http://wfpl.org The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms The University of Louisville Has 25,000 Rodents on Its Health Sciences Campus. (For Research.) http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-has-25000-rodents-its-health-sciences-campus-research <p>The University of Louisville's health sciences campus has thousands of rats and mice—and officials are not only OK with it, but they're planning to soon get the rodents new homes through an allotment from the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's because medical breakthroughs that have come from&nbsp;the University of Louisville were due, in large part, to those rats and mice.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9141 at http://wfpl.org The University of Louisville Has 25,000 Rodents on Its Health Sciences Campus. (For Research.) UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-jctc-want-people-whove-done-coursework-get-their-associates-degrees <p>The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College want to add to the city's 55,000 Degrees initiative by granting associates degrees to transfer students who've already done the coursework but never got around to applying for the two-year degree.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:40:32 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9122 at http://wfpl.org UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees Many Kentucky School Financial Officers May Lack Skills To Do Their Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/many-kentucky-school-financial-officers-may-lack-skills-do-their-jobs <p>Kentucky doesn't mandate any qualifications&nbsp;for the top financial officers of its 173 school districts—and state officials are concerned that the situation is leading to waste and mismanagement, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reports today.</p><p>You can read the<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/04/11/school-finance-officers-across-kentucky-may-lack-skills-for-their-jobs/"> story by Kristina Goetz here.</a></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:43:53 +0000 Staff 9117 at http://wfpl.org Many Kentucky School Financial Officers May Lack Skills To Do Their Jobs University of Louisville Met Its $1-Billion Fundraising Goal http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-met-its-1-billion-fundraising-goal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Louisville got contributions from 75,000 donors from every state and every Kentucky county to meet its</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$1-billion fundraising campaign, school officials announced Thursday.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://chartingourcourse.org/">Charting Our Course</a> campaign began in 2007.</p><p>UofL President James Ramsey said he did not expect the funds to be raised so quickly.</p><p>"At the time, a billion dollars sounded overwhelming," he said.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:37:55 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9118 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Met Its $1-Billion Fundraising Goal Principal of Struggling Myers Middle School Won't Be Back Next Year http://wfpl.org/post/principal-struggling-myers-middle-school-wont-be-back-next-year <p>Following a recommendation from the Kentucky Education Education, Myers Middle School will have a new principal by the 2014-2015 school year.</p><p>The Jefferson County Board of Education had an opportunity to appeal the decision, but will not be taking any action, a district spokesman said.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:46:57 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9115 at http://wfpl.org Principal of Struggling Myers Middle School Won't Be Back Next Year Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-holds-workshops-louisville-neighborhoods-where-kindergarten-readiness-scores-were-lower <p>Earlier this year, Kentucky released results of screeners meant to<a href="/post/graphics-how-ready-classes-were-kindergartners-each-jefferson-county-public-school"> show what percentage of this year's kindergartners entered with the skills needed </a>for school.</p><p>The results showed vast differences in "kindergarten readiness" in children coming from Louisville's many neighborhoods.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:53:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9091 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program http://wfpl.org/post/uk-and-uofl-are-teaming-mba-program <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uky.edu/">University of Kentucky</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="http://louisville.edu/">University of Louisville</a> will offer a joint executive MBA program that focuses on extending education for business leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>With a tuition price tag of just more than $67,000, the joint program will offer about 40 mid-level executives the opportunity to work with senior faculty members and learn new skills, officials said.</p><p>The class is set to begin in the fall of 2014.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9070 at http://wfpl.org UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program