donna hargens http://wfpl.org en 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 Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/here-are-finalists-jefferson-county-public-schools-school-innovation-competition <p>The finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation competition are The Catalpa School, the Louisville Reach Academy, the Metro Museum Magnet School and the Next Generation Community&nbsp;School.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:18:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 8831 at http://wfpl.org Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval http://wfpl.org/post/testing-waivers-kentucky-school-districts-innovation-wins-house-committee-approval <p>A bill that would modify student assessments in Kentucky public schools has unanimously cleared a House committee.</p><p>The measure would permit schools participating in the Kentucky Department of Education’s<a href="/term/districts-innovation"> Districts of Innovation </a>program to implement new testing methods to assess student performance.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens testified before the House Education Committee Tuesday morning, saying that alternative assessments won’t be any less rigorous than current ones.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:33:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8697 at http://wfpl.org Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Discusses Test Results With WFPL http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-superintendent-donna-hargens-discusses-test-results-wfpl <p>On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education released results of its <a href="/post/jcps-improves-kentucky-school-test-scores-middle-schools-and-math-are-concerns">statewide school accountability tests, </a>showing for the first time measurable data against the previous year under a new testing system.</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:02:13 +0000 Devin Katayama 6997 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Discusses Test Results With WFPL JCPS Improves in Kentucky School Test Scores, but Middle Schools and Math are Concerns http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-improves-kentucky-school-test-scores-middle-schools-and-math-are-concerns <p>Jefferson County Public Schools has shown overall improvement in the latest Kentucky accountability test scores&mdash;and many of its struggling schools are making significant gains. But despite meeting its annual objectives, JCPS still trails behind its peers in some key measurements.</p><p>That&rsquo;s according to new annual accountability results that were released by the Kentucky Department of Education Friday.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:01:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6991 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Improves in Kentucky School Test Scores, but Middle Schools and Math are Concerns JCPS Considers Reimagination of Several Schools With Innovation in Mind http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-considers-reimagination-several-schools-innovation-mind <p>Officials with the Louisville school district are proposing major changes to a few of its lower performing schools that would extend the school day, shift students around and create new positions.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> school board met this week to hear proposals that would affect several schools, but are focused on Frost Middle School, Myers Middle School and The Academy at Shawnee (formerly Shawnee High), all of which are deemed priority schools (aka persistently low-achieving schools).</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:31:19 +0000 Devin Katayama 6955 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Considers Reimagination of Several Schools With Innovation in Mind JCPS Administrators Give Presentation on Vision 2015 Strategic Plan http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-administrators-give-presentation-vision-2015-strategic-plan <p>Jefferson County Public Schools heads back into session on Tuesday. It will be Superintendent Donna Hargens' third academic year—and the third year for the school district's strategic plan, Vision 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>In that span of time, JCPS had made many changes—including the adoption of national Common Core standards, student assignment changes and several collaborations to address student achievement.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:51:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 6461 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Administrators Give Presentation on Vision 2015 Strategic Plan Split JCPS Board Approves Smaller Tax Increase Than Proposed http://wfpl.org/post/split-jcps-board-approves-smaller-tax-increase-proposed <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved its sixth straight annual tax increase—but it's a smaller hike than the&nbsp;JCPS staff's 3.1-percent increase recommendation.</p><p>Several people addressed the board Monday night, criticizing the idea of increasing &nbsp;property taxes 3.1 percent, which would have forced homeowners in the district to pay $22 more than the $700 they now pay for property assessed at $100,000.</p><p>The 3.1 percent tax hike would have given JCPS an additional $18 million in revenue.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:12:01 +0000 Devin Katayama 6440 at http://wfpl.org Split JCPS Board Approves Smaller Tax Increase Than Proposed Jefferson County Public Schools and Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-and-teachers-reach-tentative-agreement-contract <p>Principals would hire teachers from an expanded list of transfer prospects under a tentative labor contract agreement reached Friday by Jefferson County Public Schools and the teachers' union.</p><p>The negotiations between JCPS&nbsp;and the Jefferson County Teachers Association began June 3 and were accompanied by calls for the union to make concessions from a couple of groups, which argued that the current contract impedes needed changes for struggling schools.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5870 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools and Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens on WFPL News Special http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-superintendent-donna-hargens-wfpl-news-special <p>Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens appeared live in our studios for a WFPL News Special today.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:21:33 +0000 Brad Yost 1415 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens on WFPL News Special