Kentucky Education Department http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Officials Consider Rescheduling ACT Test Date http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-consider-rescheduling-act-test-date <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite <a href="/post/chart-times-weather-caused-jcps-close-schools-1980">excessive snow days, </a>officials with Jefferson County Public Schools have recommended the statewide ACT test for high school juniors not be rescheduled.</span></p><p>The decision stems from a survey issued by the Kentucky Department of Education to gauge the effect the missed school days have had on student’s preparation.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8582 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Officials Consider Rescheduling ACT Test Date 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 Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span></p><p>Holliday has pushed lawmakers to restore per-pupil funding levels to pre-recession levels. That request is more than $250 million dollars for the two-year budget that lawmakers will set when they return next year.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7789 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before'