Kentucky Department of Education http://wfpl.org en 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 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 State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal http://wfpl.org/post/state-audit-recommends-removal-myers-middle-school-principal <p>Findings from a Kentucky Department of Education audit of Louisville’s Myers Middle School may lead to the removal of the school’s principal.</p><p>The recommendation to remove Jack Baldwin from his duties at the academically struggling school came on the heels of a Jefferson County Board of Education <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-approves-restaffing-myers-middle-school">decision </a>to implement a restaffing model at Myers in hopes of improving performance scores.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8721 at http://wfpl.org State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval http://wfpl.org/post/testing-waivers-kentucky-school-districts-innovation-wins-house-committee-approval <p>A bill that would modify student assessments in Kentucky public schools has unanimously cleared a House committee.</p><p>The measure would permit schools participating in the Kentucky Department of Education’s<a href="/term/districts-innovation"> Districts of Innovation </a>program to implement new testing methods to assess student performance.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens testified before the House Education Committee Tuesday morning, saying that alternative assessments won’t be any less rigorous than current ones.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:33:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8697 at http://wfpl.org Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval Kentucky Education Department Offers School Districts New ACT Test Dates Snow Days http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-department-offers-school-districts-new-act-test-dates-snow-days <p>Jefferson County Public School officials will not delay state mandated ACT testing for high school juniors.</p><p>The Kentucky Education Department <a href="/post/kentucky-education-officials-consider-rescheduling-act-test-date">recently distributed a survey to school districts</a>&nbsp;to find out whether the large number of&nbsp;snow days this academic year&nbsp;have&nbsp;harmed &nbsp;test preparation. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8623 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Department Offers School Districts New ACT Test Dates Snow Days Where Homeschooling is Happening in Kentucky, and Why Education Leaders are Paying Attention http://wfpl.org/post/where-homeschooling-happening-kentucky-and-why-education-leaders-are-paying-attention <p>Kentucky doesn&#39;t monitor homeschooling very well, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says.</p><p>But as the state prepares to implement <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-s-new-dropout-age-will-be-18">a new dropout age of 18</a> in a few years, Holliday says it&rsquo;s an issue the education department wants to keep an eye on.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:52:16 +0000 Devin Katayama 7186 at http://wfpl.org Where Homeschooling is Happening in Kentucky, and Why Education Leaders are Paying Attention 'The Fund' Will Help Support Innovation in Kentucky Education http://wfpl.org/post/fund-will-help-support-innovation-kentucky-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky business leaders and education advocates are teaming up to start a new funding source for innovation in education.</span></p><p>The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky—also known as the The Fund—is being launched to help with grants and extra fundraising for the Kentucky Department of Education.</p><p>Billy Harper, a Paducah businessman and the Fund's chairman, &nbsp;says the new group won't replace traditional funding, but will be around to help fund innovative ideas or collect grants for them.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:27:18 +0000 Kenny Colston 4979 at http://wfpl.org 'The Fund' Will Help Support Innovation in Kentucky Education