JCPS http://wfpl.org en JCPS Board Approves Restaffing of Myers Middle School http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-approves-restaffing-myers-middle-school <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the&nbsp;restaffing of the faculty at Myers Middle School.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:27:08 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8692 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Board Approves Restaffing of Myers Middle School JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-gets-48-school-innovation-proposals-deadline <p>The deadline to submit proposals for designing the next Jefferson County public school has passed, and officials say 48 individuals or groups are moving on for review.</p><p>Initially, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-competition-design-school-getting-greater-expected-participation">more than 80 groups expressed interest</a> in the School of Innovation Design Competition—which set out to change the look of public education.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Devin Katayama 8463 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Gets 48 'School of Innovation' Proposals At Deadline Half of Kentucky's Kindergartners Entered Ready for School; JCPS Results Slightly Better http://wfpl.org/post/half-kentuckys-kindergartners-entered-ready-school-jcps-results-slightly-better <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Half of Kentucky's kindergartners were ready in the fall to enter the public education system, and Jefferson County's youngest students were slightly more prepared, according to state data released Thursday afternoon. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This school year all kindergarten students in the state were tested for readiness. Each child was tested as they entered school in five developmental areas, including social, emotional and academic skills.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:00:08 +0000 Devin Katayama 8422 at http://wfpl.org Half of Kentucky's Kindergartners Entered Ready for School; JCPS Results Slightly Better Why Measuring What Kentucky's Kindergartners Know is Useful http://wfpl.org/post/why-measuring-what-kentuckys-kindergartners-know-useful <p>This afternoon, we find out how prepared Kentucky's kindergarten students were entering the 2013-2014 school year last fall.</p><p>The Kentucky Education Department releases its first ever statewide results of its kindergarten screener.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8406 at http://wfpl.org Why Measuring What Kentucky's Kindergartners Know is Useful JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-suspends-10-fewer-students-more-information-needed-know-whats-working <p>Suspensions are down this year in Jefferson County Public Schools, but officials warn the district needs more proof before saying what works.</p><p>African American students make up the bulk of those suspensions (about two-thirds). But data presented to the school board Monday night suggests the group saw a decrease of around 10 percent in the first four months of this school year, which is on par with white students.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:25:58 +0000 Devin Katayama 8379 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working Strange Fruit: Trans* Students in Louisville; Historical Context for the "Black Woman Chair" http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-trans-students-louisville-historical-context-black-woman-chair <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131680395&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:21:11 +0000 Laura Ellis 8373 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Trans* Students in Louisville; Historical Context for the "Black Woman Chair" Former JCPS Board Members Imhoff and Hujo Jump Into Louisville Metro Council Race http://wfpl.org/post/former-jcps-board-members-imhoff-and-hujo-jump-louisville-metro-council-race <p>Candidates in Kentucky have a week left to file to run for office, and two former school board members have jumped in the race for the Louisville Metro Council .</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:09:20 +0000 Devin Katayama 8323 at http://wfpl.org Former JCPS Board Members Imhoff and Hujo Jump Into Louisville Metro Council Race ACT Testing Company Investigating Louisville Male High School http://wfpl.org/post/act-testing-company-investigating-louisville-male-high-school <p>Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education confirm that the ACT testing company is investigating Jefferson County Public School's Male High School.&nbsp;</p><p>The investigation is being led by ACT Compass, according to KDE spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez. The Compass is not to be confused with the ACT college entrance exam that high school juniors take each year, though the exam&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">can be used to measure college and career readiness or for local district assessments, says Rodriguez. </span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:51:46 +0000 Devin Katayama 8315 at http://wfpl.org ACT Testing Company Investigating Louisville Male High School JCPS Drafts 'Preliminary' Budget, But Must Wait For State Action http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-drafts-preliminary-budget-must-wait-state-action <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Helvetica;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">The Jefferson County school board got its first look at next year's budget Monday, but state funding and results of an unfinished audit will likely force the district to make changes before it receives final approval in the fall.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:59:43 +0000 Devin Katayama 8228 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Drafts 'Preliminary' Budget, But Must Wait For State Action JCPS School Board Members Share New Year's Resolutions http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-board-members-share-new-years-resolutions <p>If you don't believe in making New Year's resolutions then maybe making new goals is your thing.</p><p>Either way, we've asked Jefferson County school board members to share their "resolutions" with us. The invitation was sent to all seven board members; below are the responses from those who participated.</p><p>There was little guidance on what themes or parts of being a board member should be considered. Some reflected on larger ideas in public education while others chose personal challenges.</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:45:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 7941 at http://wfpl.org JCPS School Board Members Share New Year's Resolutions