Jefferson County Public Schools http://wfpl.org en Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct http://wfpl.org/post/changes-may-be-coming-jcps-student-code-conduct <p>After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.</p><p>Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that <a href="/term/pbis">would decrease suspension rates</a>—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32:26 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9174 at http://wfpl.org Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-holds-workshops-louisville-neighborhoods-where-kindergarten-readiness-scores-were-lower <p>Earlier this year, Kentucky released results of screeners meant to<a href="/post/graphics-how-ready-classes-were-kindergartners-each-jefferson-county-public-school"> show what percentage of this year's kindergartners entered with the skills needed </a>for school.</p><p>The results showed vast differences in "kindergarten readiness" in children coming from Louisville's many neighborhoods.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:53:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9091 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Holds Workshops in Louisville Neighborhoods Where Kindergarten Readiness Scores Were Lower Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education http://wfpl.org/post/debbie-wesslund-wont-run-again-jefferson-county-board-education <p>Jefferson County Board of Education member Debbie Wesslund&nbsp;won’t seek re-election this year.</p><p>Wesslund has for eight years represented the board's third&nbsp;district, which <a href="http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/Board/BoardMap/Board_District_Map.html">covers northeastern Jefferson County.&nbsp;</a></p><p>She says the decision to not run for another term involved a lot of thought. But she adds that she's relieved to make the announcement.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9005 at http://wfpl.org Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education Some JCPS Magnet School Programs Should Be Phased Out, Review Says http://wfpl.org/post/some-jcps-magnet-school-programs-should-be-phased-out-review-says <p>Some of Jefferson County Public Schools's magnet schools aren't running like magnet schools, according to a review released this week. &nbsp;</p><p>To address the issue, JCPS needs to define its vision for magnet school—those with specialty programs such as aerospace or&nbsp;performing arts, the review said.</p><p>The magnet school review suggests:</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:49:17 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8966 at http://wfpl.org Some JCPS Magnet School Programs Should Be Phased Out, Review Says In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications http://wfpl.org/post/its-second-year-jcps-elementary-school-assignment-system-got-more-kindergarten-applications <p>Jefferson County Public Schools had a slight increase in kindergarten applications before its "initial" school choice deadline, but overall elementary school applications declined, according to data provided by the school district.</p><p>JCPS&nbsp;administrators took steps to increase the number of applications before that "initial" January deadline, because those applications are given first priority in student assignment.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8876 at http://wfpl.org In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-jcps-school-innovation-competition <p>For the four School of Innovation finalists, the next few months will focus on shaping their concepts into more concrete proposals.</p><p>For Jefferson County Public Schools, the work over the next 17 months or so includes helping those teams develop their plans, looking to the board to make a decision and decide on funding, and then working to get the school open in the 2015-16 academic year.</p><p>To the point: Opening a School of Innovation will mean an allocation of resources amid parallel reviews of facilities and magnet school programs.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8849 at http://wfpl.org What's Next in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition? Kentucky Legislators May Let School Districts Shorten Their Calendars Because of All Those Snow Days http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislators-may-let-school-districts-shorten-their-calendars-because-all-those-snow <p>FRANKFORT—The state House will vote on legislation to allow Kentucky school districts to shorten their instructional calendar by as many as 10 days.</p><p>The measure is being promoted as a way for schools to deal with a greater-than-normal number of snow days. State Rep. Brian Linder, a Dry Ridge Republican, says educators in his district realize it often takes a while for bills to become laws.</p><p>“I told them I would bring the urgency that we need to make sure that we get this pushed through as quickly as possible so they can get their schedule figured out,” Linder said.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:14:34 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 8837 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislators May Let School Districts Shorten Their Calendars Because of All Those Snow Days 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 Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition http://wfpl.org/post/listen-details-12-semifinalists-jcps-school-innovation-competition <p>Jefferson County Public Schools will on Monday night unveil the finalists from the 48 community submissions to design a new school.</p><p>The school district plans to open the winning School of Innovation design in the 2015-16 academic year. Last month, JCPS unveiled 12 semifinalists in the competition. Submitters included several teams of&nbsp;JCPS teachers, a group of Louisville museum leaders and a team of educators from Michigan.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8821 at http://wfpl.org Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition Ford Grants $100,000 to Promote Career Readiness Among High Schoolers http://wfpl.org/post/ford-grants-100000-promote-career-readiness-among-high-schoolers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $100,000 grant from Ford Motor Company will help transform some&nbsp; Jefferson County high schools into career-themed academies.</span></p><p>The grant comes after 18 months of collaboration between &nbsp;JCPS &nbsp;officials and community leaders to develop a plan that will help prepare students for life after graduation.</p><p>JCPS Superintendant Donna Hargens said the <a href="https://fordngl.com/">Ford Next Generation Learning</a> program will help connect the classroom to the workplace.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:25:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8776 at http://wfpl.org Ford Grants $100,000 to Promote Career Readiness Among High Schoolers