CLOUT http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Seeks Changes to 'Ban The Box' Ahead of Metro Council Vote http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-seeks-changes-ban-box-ahead-metro-council-vote <p>Threatening a veto, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office is proposing a half dozen exemptions to the ban the box ordinance ahead of Metro Council members voting on the proposal Thursday.</p><p>The bill prohibits the city and its private contractors from asking about an applicant's conviction history until it has been determined they're qualified for the job.</p><p>But the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/ban-box-moves-forward-louisville-despite-fischer-administrations-objections">mayor's office has objected to the ordinance</a> on a number of fronts.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8856 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Seeks Changes to 'Ban The Box' Ahead of Metro Council Vote New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices http://wfpl.org/post/new-faces-join-opposition-jefferson-county-school-discipline-practices <p>A community group opposed to Jefferson County Public Schools’ discipline policies has gained more supporters and plans to meet this week to unify its message to the district.</p><p>Officials with the faith-based group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, say suspensions and other discipline in JCPS disproportionately affect African American students.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:30:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 8531 at http://wfpl.org New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices CLOUT: JCPS Must Fix Racial Gap in Student Punishment http://wfpl.org/post/clout-jcps-must-fix-racial-gap-student-punishment <p>The group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT) is taking Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens to task over racial disparities in student suspensions and other disciplinary action.</p><p>An <a href="http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/Programs/mcconnections/EquityScorecard/">equity scorecard released by the school district on Monday</a> shows African-American students are more likely to be disciplined than their white classmates in Louisville's public school system.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:05:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7699 at http://wfpl.org CLOUT: JCPS Must Fix Racial Gap in Student Punishment Report: 92,000 Louisvillians Can't Afford Housing; $450,000 Raised for Trust to Help Them http://wfpl.org/post/report-92000-louisvillians-cant-afford-housing-450000-raised-trust-help-them <p>Leaders with the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund have secured about $500,000, but the fund's advocates are urging Mayor Greg Fischer to do more to secure annual funding.</p><p>The trust fund is meant to give grants and loans for affordable housing activities, such as new construction, home rehabilitation, payment assistance and emergency repair.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:30 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2584 at http://wfpl.org Report: 92,000 Louisvillians Can't Afford Housing; $450,000 Raised for Trust to Help Them