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Education
12:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

The List: Southern Indiana School Board Races

Southern Indiana residents will vote-in several school board members in Tuesday’s election. Here's the list of candidates vying for seats tomorrow.

In Greater Clark County Schools a total of nine candidates are vying for four seats. There are three incumbents running. In District 2, incumbent Ernie Gilbert dropped out of the race, as reported by the News and Tribune's Jerod Clapp.

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Education
7:38 am
Mon November 5, 2012

JCPS Schools Review Accountability Data While Students Have Off

Jefferson County Public Schools students are off Monday but school staff has been asked to review and discuss the new Unbridled Learning accountability results released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

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Education
3:06 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Donna Hargens: Data In Hand, JCPS Schools Have 'Results to Work With'

Superintendent Donna Hargens explains the results of the new accountability system.

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens says she’s not satisfied with new accountability results ranking the district in the lower quarter of Kentucky school districts.

“This is an important day because our schools have the results to work with,” Hargens said Friday morning.

That the work to act on those results, she said, is already underway.

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Education
12:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

JCPS Ranks In Bottom Quarter in New Kentucky Accountability Measure

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Jefferson County Public Schools are performing worse than nearly 75 percent of Kentucky public school students outside the district, according to new state accountability measures -- including tests, graduation rates and other indicators -- released Friday. 

JCPS is ranked in the 23 percentile in Kentucky under the new "Unbridled Learning" school accountability model -- part of the state's most sweeping education reforms of the past two decades.

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Education
12:01 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Test Results: How Jefferson County Public Schools Did, by Subject, Grade Levels

How Jefferson County Public Schools performed on new state tests, by grade and subject matter:

Education
12:01 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Test Results: How Did Each Jefferson County Public School Do?

Here are the rankings for all Jefferson County Public Schools, including labels as determined by Kentucky's new accountability system.

Education
4:15 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Gets "C" On State Report Card

Greater Clark Schools Superintendent Andrew Melin

Greater Clark County Schools has received a "C" on the Indiana Accountability Report Card, remaining unchanged from last year.

The grading system was implemented two years ago to make it easier for parents to understand where a district and school rank. It’s based off results from the previous year and measures student test scores, graduation rates and other growth measurements.

But Superintendent Andrew Melin says the accountability system measures schools on a curve, which makes it more difficult to show how individual schools have improved.

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Education
11:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Planned Lawsuit Would Seek to Prevent David Jones Jr. from Taking JCPS Board Seat

David Jones Jr.

If David Jones Jr. wins a seat next week on the Jefferson County Public Schools board, attorney Ted Gordon will file a lawsuit seeking to prevent the former Humana chairman from taking office, a spokeswoman for Gordon announced on Thursday.

The suit would claim that Jones has conflicts of interest that make his ineligible to serve on the school board. 

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Education
7:14 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Where JCPS Board Candidates Stand on Key Issues

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  • Full audio of WFPL's District 2 debates.

Jefferson County Public Schools is facing several issues that school board members will have to tackle in coming years, from the student assignment plan to improving student achievement. With some incumbents choosing not to seek re-election, the JCPS board will have new faces. Here's a look at where those potential new board members stand on key issues

Click here to listen to full audio from WFPL's District 2 debate.

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Education
4:38 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

U of L Nursing, Dentistry Schools Receive $1 Million to Collaborate

The University of Louisville has received a $1 million federal grant to increase collaboration between its nursing and dental schools.

The schools will integrate best practices and help students better identify and treat systemic diseases, which can be linked to oral health, said Dr. Marcia Hern, U of L’s dean of nursing.

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