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8:50 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

UofL President James Ramsey Gets Boost in Pay, Will Make More Than $1M This Year

University of Louisville President James Ramsey at a trustees committee meeting in early July.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

University of Louisville President James Ramsey will get a significant increase in pay this year, coming in the form of a bonus that boosts his annual compensation to about $1.2 million.

At an annual retreat this week, the University's Board of Trustees recommended Ramsey receive a  performance bonus, as well as a two percent raise. 

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Education
1:55 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Louisville Male High Principal, Others Face Discipline For ACT Cheating Scandal

Male High School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Three Louisville Male High School staff members, including the principal, could have their teaching certificates revoked or face other disciplinary measures following a state investigation outlining cheating on a state test at the school.

The Kentucky Education Department report released Monday said Male High Principal David Mike, counselor Rhonda Branch and teacher Debbie Greenberg intentionally “failed to ensure the integrity” of the school’s administration of the ACT Compass test.  

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Education
12:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Kentucky Immigrants Are Likelier to Have a College Degree Than U.S.-Born Kentucky Residents

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A greater percentage of foreign-born Kentucky residents hold a college degree than Kentuckians born in the U.S.—but immigrants to Kentucky are also likelier to have not finished high school, according to a study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

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Education
7:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations

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Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school.

One of the designs is expected to become a new school in Louisville.

The submissions are part of the  JCPS School of Innovation Design Competition, and proposed plans range from using Louisville museums as a classroom to a year-around school.

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Education
8:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

JCPS Administrators Trained On New Code of Conduct, Want Consistency

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Jefferson County Public Schools administrators are undergoing training this summer to increase consistency of how discipline is meted out through the district.

Assistant principals, principals and school resource officers are meeting  with district officials and University of Louisville professors to ensure that recent revisions to the student code of conduct are understood and that proper practices are applied appropriately to all disciplinary cases.

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Education
4:46 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Louisville Educator, Youth Advocate Ed White Receives National Award

Ed White
Credit Ron Burgis of Glory Days

Ed White helped create the River City Drum Corps more than 20 years ago.  Since then, he has been working with young people across the state to help tear down racial barriers through music and cultural education.

His efforts have been recognized on the local and state levels. Now, White has been honored on the national stage.  

On Wednesday, White was one of 12 recipients of the National Education Association’s annual Human and Civil Rights Awards.

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Education
5:22 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

University of Louisville Needs To Tighten Financial Controls, Audit Says

University of Louisville president James Ramsey listens as an audit report was given to a Board of Trustees committee.
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The University of Louisville released Wednesday an auditing firm’s long-anticipated report on the school’s financial controls, an analysis prompted by a series of thefts at the institution.

Strothman and Company said U of L needs to hire a chief financial officer, which the school is already trying to do. The institution also needs to ensure all of the university’s computer systems are subject to the same security controls. And it should improve controls over payroll to reduce the risk that fictitious employees could be paid, the report says.

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Education
1:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

University of Louisville Releases High-Profile Audit

Students at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus earlier this year.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

The University of Louisville on Wednesday released a highly-anticipated audit examining the school's financial controls.

Strothman and Company, a Louisville-based firm that is known for working with large governmental organizations, made 17 recommendations for changes. The recommendations including:

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Education
4:12 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review

The oval and Grawemeyer Hall at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

The state attorney general’s office has asked the University of Louisville to explain why it still won’t release a high-profile audit that examined the school’s financial controls.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has sought a copy of the report since April and last month filed an appeal with the attorney general following the university’s denial of a public records request.

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Education
9:45 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements

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The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.

Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy.

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