donna hargens http://wfpl.org en What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University http://wfpl.org/post/what-jcps-leaders-learned-week-harvard-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools administrators will work to improve communication between district leaders and school-level staff, addressing the big takeaway from officials' conference last week at Harvard University.</span></p><p>Top JCPS officials spent last week at Harvard meeting with professors in the university's education and business schools—as well as leaders from the nation’s largest school districts—to get direction on how to improve information-sharing across the school system.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9771 at http://wfpl.org What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University School Board Gives JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Positive Review http://wfpl.org/post/school-board-gives-jcps-superintendent-donna-hargens-positive-review <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Donna </span>Hargens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is meeting the Jefferson County Board of Education's expectations—but board members also want to hear more of her opinions on school matters.</span></p><p>The school board on Monday night released the findings and recommendations of its annual superintendent evaluation, outlining objectives for Hargens to pursue in the 2014-2015 academic year.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:57:37 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9626 at http://wfpl.org School Board Gives JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Positive Review School Board Approves New JCPS Code of Conduct With Focus on Reducing Suspensions http://wfpl.org/post/school-board-approves-new-jcps-code-conduct-focus-reducing-suspensions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Jefferson County Board of Education approved revisions</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to the districtwide Student Code of Conduct &nbsp;on Tuesday night. &nbsp;The changes&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ocus on reducing suspension rates while ensuring student safety, said Jackie </span>Wisman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the district’s director of Safe and Drug Free Schools.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:43:45 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9544 at http://wfpl.org School Board Approves New JCPS Code of Conduct With Focus on Reducing Suspensions JCPS Superintendent Evaluation Process Begins http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-superintendent-evaluation-process-begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The process of evaluating the performance of Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Donna </span>Hargens<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> begins at Tuesday evening's school board meeting.</span></p><p>The evaluation process is a mandatory, said Brad Hughes, spokesman for the Kentucky School Board Association.&nbsp;</p><p>He also said it is an important process.</p><p>“It’s probably next to setting tax rates and the budget as one of the most important decisions a school board has to make over the course of a year,” he said.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:56:22 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9540 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Superintendent Evaluation Process Begins The Struggling Myers Middle School May Be Nixed To Make Space For Growing JCPS Programs http://wfpl.org/post/struggling-myers-middle-school-may-be-nixed-make-space-growing-jcps-programs <p>Myers Middle School may be a middle school no more come August.</p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/myers-middle-school">struggling middle school is one of the lowest performing schools in the state</a> and has been the focus of multiple transformation models aimed at boosting the school's level of achievement.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:57:53 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9189 at http://wfpl.org The Struggling Myers Middle School May Be Nixed To Make Space For Growing JCPS Programs 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