education http://wfpl.org en What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-begins-restoring-its-child-care-subsidy-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecause of action by the General Assembly in the just-closed legislative session, m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ore low-income working Kentucky families will be eligible for the state's subsidy to help &nbsp;them cover child care costs, state officials said.</span></p><p>But the state agency that runs the Child Care Assistance Program is still "analyzing options" for how to implement the increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year, officials tell WFPL.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9187 at http://wfpl.org What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct http://wfpl.org/post/changes-may-be-coming-jcps-student-code-conduct <p>After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.</p><p>Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that <a href="/term/pbis">would decrease suspension rates</a>—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32:26 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9174 at http://wfpl.org Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms 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 Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-holds-workshops-louisville-neighborhoods-where-kindergarten-readiness-scores-were-lower <p>Earlier this year, Kentucky released results of screeners meant to<a href="/post/graphics-how-ready-classes-were-kindergartners-each-jefferson-county-public-school"> show what percentage of this year's kindergartners entered with the skills needed </a>for school.</p><p>The results showed vast differences in "kindergarten readiness" in children coming from Louisville's many neighborhoods.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:53:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9091 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower June 6 Will Be The Last Day of School for JCPS This Year http://wfpl.org/post/june-6-will-be-last-day-school-jcps-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The last day of school for students in Jefferson County Public Schools will be June 6, rather than June 12, following a vote Monday night by the JCPS&nbsp;Board.</p><p>Teachers&nbsp;will work through June 13.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graduation dates for </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> seniors will be June 6-9.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:57:10 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9026 at http://wfpl.org June 6 Will Be The Last Day of School for JCPS This Year Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education http://wfpl.org/post/debbie-wesslund-wont-run-again-jefferson-county-board-education <p>Jefferson County Board of Education member Debbie Wesslund&nbsp;won’t seek re-election this year.</p><p>Wesslund has for eight years represented the board's third&nbsp;district, which <a href="http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/Board/BoardMap/Board_District_Map.html">covers northeastern Jefferson County.&nbsp;</a></p><p>She says the decision to not run for another term involved a lot of thought. But she adds that she's relieved to make the announcement.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9005 at http://wfpl.org Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education Kentucky Senate Once Again Tries For Charter Schools http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-once-again-tries-charter-schools <p>A bill that would open the door to charter schools in Kentucky has passed the state Senate, although similar legislation has previously failed to gain traction in the Democratic-led&nbsp;House.</p><p>The measure passed by a 22-14 party line vote—not unlike the vote last year.</p><p>The bill would allow certified teaching staff and parents to petition the principal of a low-achieving school for a vote on whether a privately run charter organization should be in charge of the school.</p><p>State Sen. Mike Wilson, a Bowling Green Republican, sponsored the bill.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:42:50 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8984 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate Once Again Tries For Charter Schools