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4:02 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Louisville Private Schools Borrow Public Schools Initiative

Kentucky was among the first states to adopt the common core standards.
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Certain private schools in the Louisville region are taking a page from the public school system by implementing portions of the common core state standards.

Kentucky was among the first states to adopt and implement the new standards unifying what students are expected to learn, which is why all but four states have conformed.

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Education
1:49 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Former Union Leaders Support Bell for District 7 School Board Race

Five candidates are vying for the JCPS District 7 race.

A group of former Jefferson County Teacher’s Association presidents are prepared to support Marty Bell for the District 7 school board race, even though the JCTA has endorsed one of his competitors.

Bell, a former Jefferson County Public Schools administrator and former JCTA executive director, is one of five candidates vying to replace outgoing board member Larry Hujo.

He was the only candidate not considered for endorsement by the teacher’s union as a whole, he said.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

KY Education Department Might Release Accountability Results in November

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Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education say they’re taking extra precautions before releasing data from the new accountability system and the public may have to wait until November to see results.

“We want to make sure that data’s clean. It’s a like a row of dominos. If one doesn’t fall the correct way then all the other ones are affected,” said KDE spokeswoman Lisa Gross.

Kentucky implemented its new accountability system last year. In includes new college-and-career ready standards and common core standards that unify what students are expected to learn.

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Education
8:30 am
Mon October 8, 2012

HealthTeacher Program Supported In JCPS Classrooms

HealthTeacher helps integrate healthy activities in curriculum.

A new health resource should be available in all 155 Jefferson County Public Schools by the end of the year.

The program HealthTeacher concentrates on improving healthy outcomes for students, and also provides resources that extend beyond the classroom.

“We think it helps both advance the core standards but also introduce the health and wellness curriculum throughout JCPS,” said Lynnie Meyer, executive director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Education
12:36 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

JCPS District 7 Candidates Offer Diverse Experience, Opinions

  • Full audio of WFPL's District 7 debates.

Residents in southeastern Jefferson County will have a pool of school board candidates this fall that range in experience and vision for improving student achievement.

The last of WFPL's Jefferson County Board of Education election debates ended Tuesday night. The five candidates competing for retiring board member Larry Hujo's District 7 seat--Chris Brady, Christopher Fell, Marty Bell, James Sexton and Jonathan Robertson--discussed taxes, charter schools, neighborhood schools and much more.

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Education
3:39 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

JCPS Prepares for Middle, High School Applications, Now Online

Jefferson County Public Schools is offering families a chance to apply for their school choices online for the first time following the school showcases, which will be held at the end of this month for middle and high schools.

The move is one of several changes to the application process following the school board’s recent approval of the new student assignment plan.

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Education
9:42 am
Tue October 2, 2012

JCPS District 7 Debate Tonight at WFPL Studios

The last of WFPL's Jefferson County Board of Education election debates is tonight at 6:30 pm.

WFPL has held District 2 and District 4 debates in previous weeks and all five candidates vying for southeastern Louisville's District 7 seat have confirmed their attendance tonight.

Education
6:32 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Last Student Released Following JCPS Bus Accident

The last of 48 Jefferson County Public Schools students involved in a bus accident last week was released from Kosair Children’s Hospital Monday.

The district will continue offering counseling services throughout the week as needed.

On Friday, a bus heading toward Frost Middle School was hit by a car carrying three students from Butler High.

District officials say none of the injuries were life threatening and most of the students were released either last Friday or over the weekend.

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Education
9:17 am
Mon October 1, 2012

JCPS Students Increase AP Test Taking, Results Mixed

Jefferson County Public Schools students continue challenging themselves with Advanced Placement (AP) classes, but the results of their exams are mixed.

Over the past decade the number of JCPS students taking at least one AP exam has slowly increased as well as the total number of exams taken. The state released its AP test data last week, which showed similar gains in both areas.

But the results, which could earn students college credit, decreased in JCPS. Still, around half the tests taken earned college credit, which is on par with the state’s results.

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Education
9:10 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Louisville's Low Income Home Energy Program Accepting Early Registration

Jefferson County’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, is now accepting early registration for elderly and disabled residents facing utility cutoffs.

Officials expect a turnout similar to last year when around 3,700 people pre-registered for the program. 

The federally funded program LIHEAP has been around for years. It provides a one-time payment to low-income applicants, which is used to pay for utilities.

In all, more than 10,000 residents received between $34 to $150 last year.

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