school choice http://wfpl.org en Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters http://wfpl.org/post/test-scores-vary-widely-among-13-jcps-elementary-school-clusters <p>A school bus pulls into the Meyzeek Middle School parking lot Thursday afternoon. Instead of carrying students, inside are computers and printers and Internet.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools' mobile bus program helps the district reach parents who haven’t registered or enrolled their child—and who may never even apply for elementary schools when the application period opens on Monday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7563 at http://wfpl.org Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process. http://wfpl.org/post/key-jcps-elementary-school-choice-parent-involvement-process <p><em>This is the first of a two part series. On Friday, we'll look at how Jefferson County Public Schools elementary clusters compare and what's being done to improve parent engagement in school choice.</em></p><p>The application process for Jefferson County public elementary schools begins Monday, bringing another batch of incoming kindergartners' parents to confront the choice of schools.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:13:11 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7546 at http://wfpl.org The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process. JCPS Prepares for Middle and High School Showcase http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-prepares-middle-and-high-school-showcase <p>Parents and guardians interested in learning more about the options available to their middle and high school students can participate in Jefferson County&rsquo;s annual Showcase of Schools this week.</p><p>&ldquo;Typically what happens at showcase is you have parents who have done a little bit of research but want to really sit down and talk to the people at the schools, learn as much as they can about the programs that are available and make their best decision,&rdquo; says district spokesman Ben Jackey.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:25:36 +0000 Devin Katayama 7207 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Prepares for Middle and High School Showcase