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Education
3:20 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Bellarmine Searching For 'Big Data' Institute Director

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Bellarmine University officials say they’re making progress with creating the school’s new Institute for Advanced Analytics that will begin next fall and the school has begun searching for a new executive director to lead the initiative.

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Education
11:56 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Kentucky, Indiana Governors Appearing On Education Panel Today

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing on an education panel in New York City this afternoon to discuss public education at the state level.

The panel is part of NBC's 2013 Education Nation  Summit. 

NBC news anchor Andrea Mitchell will moderate the panel, which will also include Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. 

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Education
11:05 am
Mon October 7, 2013

JCPS Students Out of Class, Educators Look Over Data And Develop Improvement Plans

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Jefferson County public school students are off today and tomorrow to give teachers time for professional development and schools a chance to work on their game plans for this year.

The state recently released its annual accountability data, and some schools will be using this time to review where they need help and to develop their Comprehensive School Improvement Plans.

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Education
6:35 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests

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Public opposition to Kentucky's new science standards has delayed the process for creating student tests tailored to the new material, a state education official says.

The Kentucky Department of Education now plans to delay testing (or assessments) on the Next Generation Science Standards until 2016, at least,  the official says.

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Education
3:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

U of L Gets 'Clean' Annual Audit Review, Proceeds With More Targeted Audit

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The University of Louisville’s annual audit of its $1.2 billion budget has come back "clean," while the school is moving forward with a more targeted audit following reports of employees’ misuse of  funds.

“To say that it’s a clean audit on a $1.2 billion operation is significant, particularly with the complexity of the university, when you look at 30,000 population of faculty, staff and students,” says U of L’s finance head Susan Howarth.

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Education
11:44 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Indiana Panel Can’t Decide Whether To Recommend Rejecting Common Core Standards

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The Indiana legislative panel formed to reconsider the state’s adoption of the Common Core standards has not decided whether the state should accept or reject them, according to our friends at Indiana’s State Impact project.

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Education
10:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

WFPL Forum: What 'Career Ready' Means for Students and the Role of Private Business

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Kentucky leads the nation in implementing college and career ready standards. 

This has been touted by state educators for the past few years since Senate Bill 1 in 2009 forced the education system to adapt and meet the demand of Kentucky's changing economic realities.

The shift has also meant a change in programs and partnerships between the public education system and the private sector.

What is the best use of business now? And what does a career-ready student look like here in Kentucky, and across the country?

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Education
4:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Louisville Gets Federal Grant For Armed Officer Protection At More JCPS Schools

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Louisville has received a federal grant to help pay for more school resource officers in Jefferson County Public Schools—and city officials say for the first time an elementary school will receive the added protection.

The school resource officer job gained heightened awareness after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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Education
6:38 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Kentucky Not Finished With Releasing Accountability Results for Schools

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The Kentucky Department of Education will add a major element to its accountability system in the 2014-2015 school year that wasn’t included with the latest round of results released on Friday.

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Education
7:02 am
Sun September 29, 2013

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Discusses Test Results With WFPL

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On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education released results of its statewide school accountability tests, showing for the first time measurable data against the previous year under a new testing system.

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