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5:18 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Report Cites Kentucky for Lacking Parent Empowerment, Charter Schools

A new report has been released by education lobbying group StudentsFirst ranking Kentucky low for its education policies.

Despite receiving a D- grade, some educators say the commonwealth is in the middle of its education reforms that aren’t considered by the report.

StudentsFirst was formed in 2010 and is led by former D.C .public school chancellor Michelle Rhee, who was both praised and criticized for major reforms she undertook.

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Education
1:20 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Advocates Support Toned-Down Kentucky Charter School Law

A charter school bill has been filed in the Kentucky House and supporters hope the less aggressive approach will help get it passed this year.

Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville , crafted the law with help from the Kentucky Charter School Project. It’s a coalition including several organizations that have argued for charter schools the past couple years.

Spokesman Joe Burgan says the bill attempts to appease opposition in the General Assembly by offering a trial run first.

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Education
12:03 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Indiana Legislative Panel Sets Hearing on Cursive Writing Bill

Wikipedia

Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state's schools.

The issue first came up after the state Department of Education in 2011 dropped cursive writing as a required part of the school curriculum and told school districts that it expected students to become proficient in keyboard use.

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Education
10:35 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Welcome to The Next Louisville Education Project

It has begun. A year-long effort to report on issues related to public education in the community. We're calling it "The Next Louisville."

More Reports  

The project includes more personal features, lengthy discussions, more context and as much data as the ear (and eye for the Web) can take.

Community Participation

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Education
9:05 am
Mon January 7, 2013

New JCPS Board Members Finish Training Before Taking Oath

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Newly elected Jefferson County School Board members will finish training this week before taking office on Jan. 14.

Chris Brady will replace Larry Hujo in District 7, David Jones Jr. will replace Steve Imhoff in District 2 and Chuck Haddaway will replace Joe Hardesty in District 4.

The three seasoned outgoing board members have all told WFPL they feel comfortable with their replacements and with leaving the district in the hands of Superintendent Donna Hargens, who was hired in 2011.

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Education
12:33 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Final Week to Apply for JCPS School Choices

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Jefferson County families have one week to apply for their top public school choices for next school year and the district is opening some offices with extended hours this week to help complete the process.

“Parents that will be able to get their applications in by the Jan. 11 deadline will have a much greater opportunity to get the choices that they want and so that’s why we encourage parents to meet that deadline and not put it off any longer than they need to,” said JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey.

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Education
8:23 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies

J. Blaine Hudson
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J. Blaine Hudson, a longtime University of Louisville educator and leading voice in the city's African-American community, died on Saturday.

He was 63.

In the past year, Hudson took a prominent role as the chairman of a work group assembled by Mayor Greg Fischer that was assigned to suggest ways to reduce violence in Louisville following the daytime shooting that left three dead in May in Parkland.

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Education
9:52 am
Fri January 4, 2013

U of L Students Moving Back Into Miller Hall Dorms After Being Displaced Due to Mold

University of Louisville students living in the Miller Hall dorms that were displaced last year after mold was discovered will move back into the dorms this weekend.

Last October around 270 freshman students were forced to relocate after mold spores were found in a 80 percent of dorm rooms. U of L officials said mold was also found in other complexes and would be treated appropriately.

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Education
12:21 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Jobs and Trainings: Kentuckiana Works' Director Michael Gritton Previews 2013

Officials with KentuckianaWorks say healthcare jobs remain in demand, but the organization will also prepare residents in the 13 county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) for an increase in construction work this year as the Ohio River Bridges Project gets underway in the spring.

KentuckianaWorks was created under federal law to administer job placement and training programs.

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Education
2:20 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Congressman John Yarmuth Previews Spot on House Education and Workforce Committee

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Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth says reauthorizing the expired No Child Left Behind Act should be a priority of the incoming Congress.

But the law as it stands now would likely undergo significant reforms that follow what some states like Kentucky have already begun implementing.

Yarmuth was recently appointed to the  House Education and Workforce Committee, a position he held during his first years in office.

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