next louisville http://wfpl.org en 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 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 Jefferson County Public Schools Is Putting Resource Police Officers in a Few More Buildings http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-putting-resource-police-officers-few-more-buildings <p>More police will be working in schools within the Jefferson County Public School district next year.</p><p>Funds coming from a federal grant will allow the Louisville Metro Police department to send school resource officers to five additional schools when classes resume in the fall, said Stan Mullen, the director of student safety at JCPS.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9762 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools Is Putting Resource Police Officers in a Few More Buildings The GED Will Be Cheaper Next Year For Some Kentucky Students http://wfpl.org/post/ged-will-be-cheaper-next-year-some-kentucky-students <p>Kentucky is offering the GED test at a reduced cost for a limited time.</p><p>Test takers who qualify for the cheaper price will save $20 on each of the four required modules of the test, making the cost of individual modules $10 and the whole test $40, according to the state<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Council on Postsecondary Education.</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:04:13 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9751 at http://wfpl.org The GED Will Be Cheaper Next Year For Some Kentucky Students UofL President James Ramsey Gets Boost in Pay, Will Make More Than $1M This Year http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-president-james-ramsey-gets-boost-pay-will-make-more-1m-year <p>University of Louisville President James Ramsey will get a significant increase in pay this year, coming in the form of a bonus that boosts his annual compensation to about $1.2 million.</p><p>At an annual retreat this week, the&nbsp;University's Board of Trustees recommended Ramsey receive a &nbsp;performance bonus, as well as a two percent raise.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:50:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9755 at http://wfpl.org UofL President James Ramsey Gets Boost in Pay, Will Make More Than $1M This Year Details of Jefferson County Public Schools Audit To Be Released Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/details-jefferson-county-public-schools-audit-be-released-wednesday <p>Less than a day after the&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/school-board-requests-state-audit-jefferson-county-public-schools">Jefferson County Public Schools board asked State Auditor Adam Edelen&nbsp;to look into the district's finances and policies,</a>&nbsp;Edelen has responded.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday morning, Edelen, Mayor Greg Fischer, Superintendent Donna Hargens&nbsp;and Board of Education Chair Diane Porter will announce the scope of the state audit of JCPS.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:43:03 +0000 Staff 5106 at http://wfpl.org Details of Jefferson County Public Schools Audit To Be Released Wednesday Listen | WFPL News Special on Alternative Schools http://wfpl.org/post/listen-wfpl-news-special-alternative-schools <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">T</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">here are more than two dozen alternative schools and programs in Jefferson County, each serving a unique student population including many at-risk students. The programs range from drug-abuse treatment to online learning opportunities.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">But how do alternative schools work? And why are they needed?</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:20:17 +0000 Devin Katayama 4977 at http://wfpl.org Listen | WFPL News Special on Alternative Schools