innovation http://wfpl.org en 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 What Louisville Can Do To Compete For Innovation and Growth http://wfpl.org/post/what-louisville-can-do-compete-innovation-and-growth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville’s new downtown restaurant Sidebar is packed with young professionals—new transplants—from all over the country. They're attending&nbsp;</span>the monthly meet-up group New2Lou, which aims to welcome the recently-arrived to the city.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">When I ask them why they came to Louisville I get similar answers:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Humana, Ford Motor Company, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">University</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; "> of Louisville.</span></p><p>Work.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7745 at http://wfpl.org What Louisville Can Do To Compete For Innovation and Growth Mayor Greg Fischer Wants $10 Million To Double Kentucky's Engineering Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-10-million-double-kentuckys-engineering-degrees <p>Mayor Greg Fischer says he’s working with University of Louisville President James Ramsey to double the number of engineering degrees earned in Kentucky.</p><p>Fischer says the General Assembly should commit an additional $10 million when it sets the budget next year to expand engineering programs at U of L and the University of Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the commonwealth doubles the number of engineering degrees it would bring the state closer to the national average, he says.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:31:04 +0000 Devin Katayama 7657 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Wants $10 Million To Double Kentucky's Engineering Degrees JCPS Wants You To Design The First 'School of Innovation' http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-wants-you-design-first-school-innovation <p>If you could design your own school, what would it look like?</p><p>That’s the question posed to Jefferson County residents by the school district, which will consider the best idea for creating the first “school of innovation” and help it become a reality as early as the 2015-2016 school year, officials said Tuesday.</p><p>“I would like to see classrooms get dumped in general,” says Fred Durham, co-founder of Café Press in Louisville.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:01:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 7521 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Wants You To Design The First 'School of Innovation' Innovation in Education: Pecha Kucha Presenters To Share Their Ideas http://wfpl.org/post/innovation-education-pecha-kucha-presenters-share-their-ideas <p>What the heck is <a href="http://www.pklouisville.org/">Pecha Kucha</a>?</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:30:23 +0000 Devin Katayama 6851 at http://wfpl.org Innovation in Education: Pecha Kucha Presenters To Share Their Ideas