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8:39 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Two Groups Supporting Separate School Board Candidates

Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, two political action committees (PAC) are supporting two separate Jefferson County Board of Education candidates. 

The Bluegrass Fund--formed this year to offer support to alternative candidates from those backed by the teachers union’s Better Schools Kentucky PAC--recently announced its endorsement for District 4 candidate Chuck Haddaway, and in a new radio ad airing this week is also supporting District 7 candidate Jonathan Robertson.

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Education
12:00 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Tarzan Birthday Bash Planned for Sunday at U of L

It's been 100 years since author Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, and the University of Louisville is planning a party to celebrate.

Why? U of L's Special Collections Department is home to the world's largest institutional collection of Tarzan material, the university said.

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Education
11:53 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Thousands Expected to Attend JCPS Annual Middle and High School Showcase

Jefferson County Public Schools is hosting its annual middle and high school showcase Friday and Saturday.

"When they get here they can expect to see a principal, they can expect to see counselors, and even students. They can talk to them about the program that exists at their particular school," said Bernadette Hamilton who has overseen the district's showcases for the last 20 years. 

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Education
10:33 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Jeffersonville Principal James Sexton "Disappointed" By Reassignment

James Sexton has been reassigned to Greater Clark Middle/High School.

The morning after being reassigned to a different school, outgoing Jeffersonville High School Principal James Sexton said "management styles" clashed with the Greater Clark schools superintendent.

“The superintendent and my management style no not agree, so he’s in charge,” Sexton said when reached Friday morning.

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Education
8:09 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Jeffersonville Principal, JCPS Board Candidate Reassigned After Paid Leave

Jeffersonville High School principal James Sexton has been assigned to lead Clark County Middle/High School after being put on paid administrative leave last week for reasons that were never publicly disclosed.

Sexton is also running for Jefferson County Board of Education's District 7 seat.

Greater Clark County Schools released the following statement Thursday night:

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Education
12:31 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

It's Farm to School Week in Kentucky

School districts around Kentucky are recognizing the Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program this week, which connects school cafeteria directors to local farmers in the state.

The idea is to increase the amount of local produce found in school lunches.

“Fruits and vegetables grown locally and served at their peak of freshness are more nutritious than produce trucked in from across the country or across the boarder,” said Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in a statement.

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Education
4:02 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

James Heckman: Family, Early Childhood Development Key for Kentucky's Future

A Nobel laureate from the University of Chicago says for Kentucky to make real progress in student achievement, it must prioritize family initiatives and early childhood development.

Dr. James Heckman spoke Wednesday to a large group of politicians, educators, and business leaders in Louisville. For years he has studied how communities measure success, and he says more attention should be paid to building what he calls “character” skills in children under five years old.

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Education
7:30 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Nobel Prize Laureate James Heckman to Address Education

Economist and Nobel Prize laureate James Heckman will speak Wednesday in Louisville during an event co-hosted by the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development.

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Education
4:16 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Kentucky's Districts of Innovation Process Announced Friday

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Despite failing to pass charter school legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly this year, education officials will announce details of the compromise Districts of Innovation bill this Friday.

The new regulations will allow local districts flexibility from some state laws controlling how students are educated if certain goals are met, mainly for low-achieving students.

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Education
1:52 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Incumbents Run in Most Kentucky School Board Races

This year, 477 school board seats are up for election statewide, according to the Kentucky School Board Association.

Board members are elected on a nonpartisan ballot in even-numbered years and they serve four year terms, which are staggered so no more than three members of a local board expire at the same time, according to state law. A total of 865 school board seats exist.

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