Education
1:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

JCPS Wants You To Design The First 'School of Innovation'

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If you could design your own school, what would it look like?

That’s the question posed to Jefferson County residents by the school district, which will consider the best idea for creating the first “school of innovation” and help it become a reality as early as the 2015-2016 school year, officials said Tuesday.

“I would like to see classrooms get dumped in general,” says Fred Durham, co-founder of Café Press in Louisville.

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The Two-Way
11:38 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan: How To Help

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines coastal village of Capiz got some help Monday when a Filipino military helicopter brought some much-needed food.
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Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:55 am

The State Department announced Monday that it is "cooperating with the Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund established by The mGive Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit organization" to collect donations for victims of the typhoon that struck the Philippines on Friday.

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Shots - Health News
6:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Aid Groups Struggle To Reach Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

Military personnel from the U.S. and the Philippines unload relief goods at the Tacloban airport, Nov. 11, 2013. Some reports estimate that 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban.
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Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 8:08 am

Aid agencies are scrambling to try to get water and food to people in the Philippines who've been left homeless or injured by Typhoon Haiyan.

But reaching some of the areas ravaged by the intense storm is proving difficult. Even when aid can make it onto the islands, it's still not clear what supplies are needed the most.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.

In this role, he reports on a range of health issues across the world including the mobilization of massive circumcision drives in Kenya; how Botswana, with one of the highest rates of HIV in the world, has managed to provide free, life-saving drugs to almost all who need them; and why Brazil's once model HIV/AIDS program is seen in decline.

Prior to moving into this assignment in 2012, Beaubien spent four years a NPR foreign correspondent covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. From his base in Mexico City, Beaubien filed stories on politics in Cuba, hurricanes in Haiti, the FMLN victory in El Salvador, the world's richest man and Mexico's brutal drug war.

The Two-Way
6:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Record Number Of International Students Attend U.S. Colleges

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 7:22 pm

International students who come to the U.S. for college contribute more than $24 billion to the economy, according to an analysis that came out Monday. A record number of international students — nearly 820,000 — came to U.S. colleges in the 2012/2013 school year, says the Institute of International Education.

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Education
10:09 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

JCPS Crafting Long-Term Plan For Growing Populations, New Schools Possible

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Jefferson County Public Schools is considering its next steps with a population shifting eastward, while considering where students in unique groups—like limited English learners and early childhood education—will be living in the next few years.

All but one of JCPS’ 13 elementary school clusters (areas in which parents can choose schools) will have enough capacity to seat students through 2017, according to projections presented to the school board Monday.

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Local News
5:32 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

College Football: Cards Move Up in Polls; UK's Stoops Says Team "Has Some Work To Do"

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The Louisville Cardinals have moved up three spots in this week’s college football coaches poll. 

U of L is 13th in the latest USA Today/coaches poll and 19th in the AP poll, up one spot from last week.

The Cards defeated Connecticut last weekend and are in a three-way tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference, along with Cincinnati and their next opponent, Houston.

Coach Charlie Strong says he’s concerned about the costly penalties his team committed at UConn.  The Cards were flagged a dozen times.

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Local News
5:18 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's 'Homegrown by Heroes' Program Goes Nationwide

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Among the litany of conscious-consumer labels like “certified organic” and “fair trade,” you might already be familiar with the Kentucky-specific “Homegrown by Heroes.” That logo tells you, for example, that the jar of Eastern Kentucky sorghum was produced by farmers who served in America’s armed forces.

Monday, the national Farmer Veteran Coalition adopted this marketing strategy, logo and all, from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture so that shoppers across the country can support veterans who work the land.

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Local News
4:27 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Sounds of the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Louisville

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade on Fourth Street.
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Veterans, their families and others paraded Monday in the streets of downtown Louisville for Veterans Day. Flags flew across downtown for the veterans, who discussed with WFPL's Jacob Ryan what their service and Veterans Day means to them.

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Local News
2:50 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to Dress for Louisville Cardinals' Next Game

Chane Behanan
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Two key players from the Louisville Cardinals' men's national championship team will dress to play in Tuesday's game against Hofsta.

Junior forward Chane Behanan will return from a suspension for violating team and universities rules. 

Senior forward Luke Hancock—the Most Outstanding Player from the 2013 Final Four—missed the Cardinals' season opener on Saturday because of an Achilles injury.

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