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4:52 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Update: Jefferson County Board of Education OKs Presbyterian Community Center Purchase

The Presbyterian Community Center in Smoketown.
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Update 8 p.m.: Board OKs Purchase

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday evening unanimously approved  the purchase of the Presbyterian Community Center.

Earlier: Jefferson County Public Schools administrators tonight will ask for board approval for the purchase of the Presbyterian Community Center, which closed in late 2013 after operating for nearly 115 years.

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Education
3:27 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Louisville Metro Events Offer Free School Supplies, Health Screenings

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Free school supplies and health screenings will be  available starting this week for Louisville families to help prepare students for the start of the school year.

Community centers, schools and Neighborhood Places around the city are working with the city’s Department of Community Services to provide the resources to residents at events beginning July 31 and continuing through August 9.

Debbie Belt, a spokeswoman for the Department of Community Services, said the events are essential for helping students get ready for the first day of school.

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Education
9:48 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Tonight, the Jefferson County Board of Education Hears 'School of Innovation' Proposals

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Four groups who have proposed the next Jefferson County public school will make their pitches Monday to the school board, which next month will choose a winning design.

The JCPS School Design Competition was introduced to the community last year. After whittling down more than 60 proposals, district leaders worked with the four finalist groups. Monday night, the groups will present actionable plans that could be implemented by the 2015-2016 school year.

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Education
11:25 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Here's The JCPS List of School Supplies. (But Families Should Hold Off Buying For a Bit.)

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Louisville families now have an idea of what supplies kids need for public school.

Jefferson County Public School on Friday released a much-anticipated list of fundamental school supplies for the 2014-15 academic year.

Most students go back to school on Aug. 13.

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Education
6:54 am
Fri July 25, 2014

15 Mental Health Counselors Will Be Based In JCPS Schools

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For the first time, Jefferson County Public Schools will have mental health counselors based in schools.

Fifteen will be added to school buildings in the upcoming academic year.

The counselors will supplement other services provided to students, like Seven Counties Services,  and take some of the workload away from school guidance counselors, said said Michelle Sircy, the district’s counselor specialist. 

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Education
3:25 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Kentucky Tech Students Earn Scholarships at National Skills Competition

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Six Kentucky students placed in the top 10 in a national technical skills competition, earning themselves thousands of scholarship dollars, the state education department announced Thursday.

More than 100 of Kentucky students with skills in drafting, metalworking, masonry and culinary arts last month joined nearly 7,000 others from across the U.S. to compete for top honors at the annual Skills USA Competition in Kansas City.

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Education
4:05 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group

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Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

The association announced the award on Tuesday. The annual award recognizes a national or state policymaker in recognition ofcontributions to education.

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Education
4:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

University of Louisville Digs In, Says No Need to Release More Records

University of Louisville President James Ramsey, right.
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The University of Louisville has responded to a request by the state attorney general to justify its refusal to turn over documents to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, in the latest step in an ongoing battle over public records.

In a letter dated July 18, U of L’s outside counsel said KyCIR’s public records appeal is moot since university officials earlier this month made public its final audit report.

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Education
6:56 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Why JCPS Schools Aren't Releasing Supplies Lists Yet

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Jefferson County Public Schools administrators are developing uniform, district-wide general lists of supplies all students will need next month when classes resume.

Schools haven't released supply lists yet, possibly to the consternation of parents wanting to get a jump start before the first day of classes on Aug. 13.

A top JCPS academic official said the general school supplies list will be beneficial to parents.

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Education
6:54 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Jan Scholtz Seeks to Fill Debbie Wesslund's Jefferson County School Board Seat

Jan Scholtz
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 The ballot for the Jefferson County Board of Education's 3rd District election is beginning to take shape.

Jan Scholtz, a Louisville realtor, will seek to fill Debbie Wesslund’s seat. Wesslund announced earlier this year she would not be seeking reelection.

Related: Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education

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