districts of innovation http://wfpl.org en What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-jcps-school-innovation-competition <p>For the four School of Innovation finalists, the next few months will focus on shaping their concepts into more concrete proposals.</p><p>For Jefferson County Public Schools, the work over the next 17 months or so includes helping those teams develop their plans, looking to the board to make a decision and decide on funding, and then working to get the school open in the 2015-16 academic year.</p><p>To the point: Opening a School of Innovation will mean an allocation of resources amid parallel reviews of facilities and magnet school programs.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8849 at http://wfpl.org What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/here-are-finalists-jefferson-county-public-schools-school-innovation-competition <p>The finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation competition are The Catalpa School, the Louisville Reach Academy, the Metro Museum Magnet School and the Next Generation Community&nbsp;School.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:18:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 8831 at http://wfpl.org Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition Here Are The 12 Semi-Finalist Ideas In The JCPS Schools of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/here-are-12-semi-finalist-ideas-jcps-schools-innovation-competition <p>Last year, Jefferson County Public Schools <a href="/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation">asked the community</a> to submit their ideas of new school concepts.&nbsp;</p><p>The initiative, called Schools of Innovation, is meant to foster new approaches to education. The school district's goal is to apply one of the 12 concepts to a school starting in the 2015-16 school year.</p><p>JCPS&nbsp;got 48 complete submissions and a review panel has narrowed them to 12 semifinalists.&nbsp;</p><p>Here they are.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8705 at http://wfpl.org Here Are The 12 Semi-Finalist Ideas In The JCPS Schools of Innovation Competition 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 JCPS' Schools of Innovation Semi-Finalists Are Being Released This Week http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-schools-innovation-semi-finalists-are-being-released-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville this week gets its first look at the semi-finalists for Jefferson County Public Schools' Schools of Innovation competition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Last year, JCPS&nbsp;<a href="/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation">asked the community to submit new, innovative concepts for schools</a>—and 48 people or groups did. Its tied to the state's Districts of Innovation program, which frees districts of some regulations in an effort to drive new approaches to education.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8689 at http://wfpl.org JCPS' Schools of Innovation Semi-Finalists Are Being Released This Week JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-gets-48-school-innovation-proposals-deadline <p>The deadline to submit proposals for designing the next Jefferson County public school has passed, and officials say 48 individuals or groups are moving on for review.</p><p>Initially, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-competition-design-school-getting-greater-expected-participation">more than 80 groups expressed interest</a> in the School of Innovation Design Competition—which set out to change the look of public education.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Devin Katayama 8463 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline JCPS Competition to Design a School Getting Greater Than Expected Participation http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-competition-design-school-getting-greater-expected-participation <p>Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools anticipate they’ll get more proposals than expected for a competition to<a href="/term/districts-innovation"> design a school.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">It’s a good mix of applicants, says Jonathan Lowe, who heads the district’s School of Innovation Design Competition.&nbsp; The winner will receive help from&nbsp;</span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;to see their dream school become a reality.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8295 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Competition to Design a School Getting Greater Than Expected Participation JCPS Says 67 'School of Innovation' Commitment Letters Received http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-says-67-school-innovation-commitment-letters-received <p>Jefferson County Public Schools has received 67 letters of intent to design the first ever <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation">School of Innovation</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced its School of Innovation Design Competition last month officials&nbsp; told the public to think big.&nbsp; They said any individual or group could submit an&nbsp; idea, which will be due at the end of January.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:17:12 +0000 Devin Katayama 7874 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Says 67 'School of Innovation' Commitment Letters Received JCPS Board Member: Frost Middle School's Proximity to Power Plant is Problematic http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-member-frost-middle-schools-proximity-power-plant-problematic <p>A JCPS school board member is voicing concern about a proposal that would move more grade levels into Frost Middle School, because of the school’s proximity to a coal-fired power plant. The school board is <a href="http://portal.ksba.org/public/Meeting.aspx?PublicAgencyID=89&amp;PublicMeetingID=10178&amp;AgencyTypeID=1" target="_blank">scheduled to vote on the change</a> tonight.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:51:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 7814 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Board Member: Frost Middle School's Proximity to Power Plant is Problematic JCPS Has Received 15 Commitment Letters From 'School of Innovation' Designers So Far http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-has-received-15-commitment-letters-school-innovation-designers-so-far <p>Officials say they’ve received 15 letters of intent so far from groups or individuals who want to design the next Jefferson County public school.</p><p>The district announced its <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation">School of Innovation Design Competition last month</a>, which allows anyone to submit ideas that JCPS staff could potentially help become a reality.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:13:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 7812 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Has Received 15 Commitment Letters From 'School of Innovation' Designers So Far