Jacob Ryan

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Jacob Ryan is a staff reporter.

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Education
7:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Kentucky's Teacher Education Efforts Get Mixed Results, Study Says

Credit Wikipedia Commons

The programs that aim to prepare Kentucky teachers for the classroom got mixed reviews in a study by the National Council on Teacher Equality.

The council reviewed 2,400 elementary, secondary and special education programs around the country.

In Kentucky, 47 programs were evaluated at 37 different post secondary institutions.

For a full review of the Kentucky programs that were evaluated, go here.

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Local News
10:15 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Louisville Doctors Successfully Complete Facial Reconstruction Surgery

Lessya before the operation with Dr. Jarrod Little and her cousin, Oleg.
Credit University of Louisville Physicians

After a 16 hour surgery, Lessya Kotelevskaya is in intensive care in at University of Louisville Hospital and on the road to recovery, doctors said on Tuesday.

Kotelevskaya required a massive facial reconstructive procedure after a misdiagnosis of terminal cancer in Kazakhstan, doctors said. The treatment for the misdiagnosed cancer killed her jawbone and left her face disfigured.

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Local News
6:43 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Grand Jury Declines to Indict 4 Men on Downtown Mob Violence Charges

(from left) Shaquazz Allen, Jerron Bush, Tyrone Booker Jr., Craig Dean
Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

For months, Craig  Dean and three other young Louisville men faced the possibility of felony indictments stemming from the March 22 mob violence in downtown Louisville

“I never thought March 22 would last this long,” Dean said today from the courthouse.

A Jefferson County grand jury minutes earlier had declined to indict Dean and the other three young men arrested following the outbreak of violence three months ago.

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Education
7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Kentucky Colleges Award More Degrees This Year Than Ever Before, State Says

The University of Louisville
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Kentucky’s colleges and universities awarded more degrees than ever before in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a report by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

More than 63,000 degrees and credentials were awarded during the 2013-14 school year—1.2 percent more than last year, but 60 percent more than a decade ago.

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Education
11:48 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Louisville Male High School Principal Reassigned Amid State, ACT Investigations

Male High School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Louisville Male High School's principal has been reassigned because of an investigation into the school's administration of the ACT test, school district officials said Monday.

Male Principal David Mike began his new role at the JCPS central office on Monday. Last week, Mike received a letter from ACT officials stating he was “no longer authorized to access, administer or oversee the administration of tests for any ACT owned or branded products.”

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Education
11:28 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Takes Step Toward Building New Elementary School in Norton Commons

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Jefferson County Public Schools has begun the process to build a new elementary school in the northeastern part of the county.

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday night approved the proposal to construct a $15 million school at Norton Commons.

The school will serve students residing in elementary school cluster 10.

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Education
10:57 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

School Board Gives JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Positive Review

Donna Hargens
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Superintendent Donna Hargens is meeting the Jefferson County Board of Education's expectations—but board members also want to hear more of her opinions on school matters.

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.

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Local News
6:56 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Woman to Undergo Risky Facial Reconstruction Surgery Today in Louisville

Lessya Kotelevskaya, left, with her cousin, Oleg Sennik.
Credit www.uoflphysicians.com

For years, Lessya Kotelevskaya has not been able to open her jaw more than a few millimeters.

In 2001, she was misdiagnosed with terminal cancer in her jawbone by a doctor in Kazakhstan, according to University of Louisville Physicians. The treatments left her face disfigured. 

Today, Kotelevskaya will undergo a complex, possibly day-long facial reconstruction surgery.

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Local News
9:55 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Logo For Louisville City Soccer Club To Be Unveiled Sunday

Credit LouisvilleCityFC.com

Soccer fans attending the Fourth Street Live viewing party of the United States Men’s National Team's next match in the World Cup on Sunday will be be the first to see the new logo for Louisville's new professional soccer team.

USA will take on Portugal at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Manaus, Brazil. During halftime, Louisville City Football Club staff will unveil the new logo.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Louisville's Special Olympic Flag Football Team Finishes Special Olympics Run

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Kentucky’s first Special Olympic flag football team to qualify for the national championship finished this week's competition ranked in the top five.

 Louisville Flyers head coach Danny Lane said the team finished with three wins and three losses during the tournament and in fifth place overall. Ten teams competed this week in the national tournament.

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