education http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Tech Students Earn Scholarships at National Skills Competition http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-tech-students-earn-scholarships-national-skills-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six Kentucky students placed in the top 10 in a national technical skills competition</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, earning themselves thousands of scholarship dollars, the state education department announced Thursday.</span></p><p>More than 100 of Kentucky students with skills in drafting, metalworking, masonry and culinary arts last month joined nearly 7,000 others from across the U.S. to compete for top honors at the annual Skills USA Competition in Kansas City.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9839 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Tech Students Earn Scholarships at National Skills Competition Kentucky Wants Your Thoughts In Crafting the Next Master Plan For Environmental Education http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wants-your-thoughts-crafting-next-master-plan-environmental-education <p>A meeting today kicks off the process of drafting a new five-year master plan for environmental education in Kentucky.</p><p>Every five years since 1999, Kentucky has re-tooled<a href="http://keec.ky.gov/Publications/Pages/MasterPlan.aspx" target="_blank"> its master plans laying out how environmental education should be taught in the commonwealth.</a> The plan is meant to help educators understand how the environment can be used to teach students across multiple disciplines—not just science, but also subjects like language arts and math.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:43:20 +0000 Erica Peterson 9827 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wants Your Thoughts In Crafting the Next Master Plan For Environmental Education Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-recognized-national-school-boards-group <p>Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.</p><p>The association announced the award on Tuesday. The annual award recognizes a national or state policymaker in recognition ofcontributions to education.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 9823 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group Details of the Kentucky Child Care Subsidy's Expansion Next Month http://wfpl.org/post/details-kentucky-child-care-subsidys-expansion-next-month <p>The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services this week released a few more details on the process for expanding&nbsp;eligibility to the Child Care Assistance Program.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:17:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 9802 at http://wfpl.org Details of the Kentucky Child Care Subsidy's Expansion Next Month Why JCPS Schools Aren't Releasing Supplies Lists Yet http://wfpl.org/post/why-jcps-schools-arent-releasing-supplies-lists-yet <p>Jefferson County Public Schools administrators are<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;developing uniform, district-wide general lists of supplies all students will need next month when classes resume.</span></p><p>Schools haven't released supply lists yet, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LPASlou/photos/a.505345056221279.1073741852.164807726941682/678398008915982/?type=1">possibly to the consternation </a>of parents wanting to get a jump start before the first day of classes on Aug. 13.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:43 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9798 at http://wfpl.org Why JCPS Schools Aren't Releasing Supplies Lists Yet 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 Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-wake-reporters-departure-courier-journal-should-communicate-more <p>Education reporter <span class="c3">Toni Konz’s </span><span class="c2"><a class="c0" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdrb.com%2Fstory%2F25954602%2Feducation-reporter-toni-konz-joins-wdrb&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGFKZmTDpkRuiWPyA1lwCQVCjMipA">decision</a></span><span class="c3">&nbsp; to leave The Courier-Journal and join WDRB is a terrible but predictable blow to the local daily newspaper. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:31:59 +0000 James Miller 9727 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More