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2:32 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Centre Starting New Global Leadership Program

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Kentucky’s Centre College is creating a new summer program this year for Kentucky juniors and seniors to learn more about the world outside state.

The Global Leadership Academy will take place over two weeks in the middle of June this summer; the goal for Centre is to get Kentucky’s high school students more in line with global leadership and cultures.

It’s the first attempt at such a program for the private college in Danville, Ky., which is leveraging its reputation as a strong study abroad college to start the program.

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Education
5:39 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Southern Indiana School Districts Embrace School Resource Officers

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Clarksville Community School Corp. is expected to join its neighboring districts in adopting a school resource officer (SRO) to improve student safety.

SROs have been used in southern Indiana school districts for years, but recently President Obama signed an executive order supporting the school safety option.

This was part of 23 executive orders Mr. Obama signed this week to increase gun and school safety.

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Education
12:59 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Kentucky Attorney General Sues Spencerian College for Alleged Job Placement Misrepresentation

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has sued Spencerian College for allegedly misrepresenting job placement numbers to consumers.

Conway said Wednesday at a news conference in Frankfort that the for-profit school violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act by making unfair, false and deceptive statements regarding the hiring rates of its students.

Spencerian operates two Kentucky campuses — one in Lexington and one in Louisville.

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Education
12:14 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

U of L Receives Another Large Gift for Capital Campaign, Student Scholarships

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The University of Louisville has received a $6 million gift that will be applied to its capital campaign and will be used for student scholarships.

Half the money is coming from the Henry Vogt Foundation and its president Henry C. Heuser Jr., which has been matched by other donors. U of L officials say it will now rename its Hallmark scholars program the Henry Vogt Scholarships.

Students with a GPA of 3.75 in high school and at least a 30 on the ACT or 1320 on the SAT can apply for the awards which includes full tuition and an annual $3,500 allowance.

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Education
11:56 am
Tue January 15, 2013

PULSE: How Education Activists Are Changing Students' Voices

The Pulse project was formed after a successful student-attended school board candidate forum last year.

Treasure Rogers is one of several Jefferson County Public Schools students who attended a school board forum last year. It was organized by two young education activists who just thought it would be cool to hold a forum in which students could participate.

“I asked a question and the candidates seemed like they really liked the question and they gave great feedback. So I’m like, how can we now act on it because you can’t change nothing if you just say it. You have to make actions to build upon for a change so how can I do that?” she says.

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Education
8:07 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Kentucky Asks Educators to Submit Comments for New Science Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is asking educators and others to weigh in on new science standards the state will likely adopt sometime this year.

Kentucky is one of 26 states that are helping craft the Next Generation Science Standards though the leading organization Achieve. The leading states are participating with the intent to adopt the standards that are expected to be published by the end of March.

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Education
7:27 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Three Freshmen Join JCPS School Board Monday Night

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The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold its first meeting of the year Monday night and will swear in three new members who will serve the district over the next four years.

David Jones Jr. will replace Steve Imhoff in District 2, Chuck Haddaway will replace Joe Hardesty in District 4 and Chris Brady will replace Larry Hujo in District 7. All three won the majority of votes in last year’s election.

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Education
3:32 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Listen | WFPL Discusses Education's Future with Incoming, Outgoing JCPS Board Members

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On Monday, David Jones Jr., Chuck Haddaway and Chris Brady will take the oath to become Jefferson County Board of Education members for the next four years, replacing Steve Imhoff in District 2, Joe Hardesty in District 4 and Larry Hujo in District 7.

The three incoming freshmen joined WFPL Thursday to discuss their training, preparation and thoughts prior to taking their seats.

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National
1:50 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Student Shot in High School in Taft, Calif.

TAFT, Calif. — One student has been shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt also says a suspect is in custody and is believed to be a student.

The shooting was reported at Taft Union High School around 9 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's spokesman says the wounded student was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield.

Pruitt says it's believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

Taft is a community of about 7,000 some 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Education
11:14 am
Thu January 10, 2013

WFPL Special | Incoming, Outgoing Jefferson County School Board Members Discuss Education

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WFPL's Devin Katayama will host an hour-long special at 1 p.m. today to discuss future challenges of education in Louisville with incoming and outgoing Jefferson County school board members.

The guests live in the WFPL studio are incoming members David Jones Jr., Chuck Haddaway and Chris Brady. We'll be taking your questions at 814-8255 (TALK). You can also ask questions on the WFPL Facebook page or by Tweeting at @WFPLNews.

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