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Education
9:52 am
Sun April 29, 2012

U of L Math Teacher Focuses on Statistics

Susan Peters is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville.
University of Louisville

 

A University of Louisville assistant professor will spend the next five years researching how middle and high school math teachers can master teaching mathematical statistics.

“If you look at the USA Today there are all kinds of graphical displays of data in the newspapers and the question is do we know how to interpret that information that is presented to us," said U of L's Susan Peters.

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Louisville Parent Meets President Obama

 

A Jefferson County parent will meet President Barack Obama Thursday in recognition of parent engagement in children's education.

Myrdin Thompson is a mother of three and an active PTA member who was chosen last year to be a member of Champions of Change, which is Mr. Obama’s campaign to recognize outstanding individuals from educators to entrepreneurs. The small group of 12 champions will help celebrate the one year anniversary of the campaign.

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Education
9:26 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Local Students Support World Immunizations

A map from the World Health Organization shows immunization coverage with measles-containing vaccines in infants.

 

A handful of Jefferson County Public Schools students are walking today in support of World Immunization Week.

The campaign targets the estimated 1.7 million children that will die this year from diseases that have “all but disappeared in the U.S.”  One in five children around the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive, according to the Shot@Life website. The map above shows data from the World Health Organization (WHO) on immunization coverage with measles-containing vaccines in infants.

The “World Immunization Week” is a campaign led by WHO, and along with it the Shot@Life campaign is launching this week to raise awareness of immunization issues affecting other countries.

As Time Magazine reports, while some diseases like measles have increased in areas of the world, deaths by measles has actually declined the past decade.

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Education
1:57 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Lawmakers Support Career and Technical Education, Minus Funding

 

A new law supporting Kentucky’s career and technical education programs lacks the proper funding to take effect, but education officials say the legislation shows the state’s support for making students college and career ready.

The "career pathways" bill, Senate Bill 38, is supposed to set new rigorous parameters for the state’s career and technical education (CTE) programs.

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Education
1:22 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education

 

The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a six percent tuition increase for the universities of Louisville and Kentucky.

It also capped tuition at four percent for community colleges system and five percent for the state’s comprehensive universities. These rate increases will result in over $40 million for the institutions but schools are still expected to accrue deficits due to cuts to the state budget and rising maintenance costs.

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