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6:46 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Bowling Green's Gatton Academy, a Top School, is Seeking New Leader

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BOWLING GREEN — One of the country’s top public high schools will soon have a new leader. 

Western Kentucky University is looking for a new director of its Gatton Academy for Math and Science, a residential high school based at the university's Bowling Green campus.

The national search is down to three finalists, all from out of state. 

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Education
10:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jefferson County Board of Education Votes to 'Repurpose' Myers Middle School

Myers Middle School
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Myers Middle School is set for some major changes before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

For starters, it will no longer be a middle school.

What it will be, though, is still up for debate.  The Jefferson County School Board will hear proposals in June on how to "repurpose" the Myers building.  It could be an alternative school or a preschool, according to JCPS officials.

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday approved the changes for Myers Middle.

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Education
7:31 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Louisville Attorney to Seek Jefferson County School Board Seat

Stephanie Horne
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A new candidate has entered the race for a soon-to-be open seat on the Jefferson County School Board.

Louisville attorney Stephanie Horne is looking to fill Debbie Wesslund’s seat in the board’s 3rd district, which covers northeast Jefferson County.

Wesslund announced in March that she was stepping down after her term ends.

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Education
6:50 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Chart: Kentucky Colleges' Tuition Increases Since the Mid-1980s

The Thinker statue on the University of Louisville campus.
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The University of Louisville is the latest state school to increase tuition—as my colleague Jake Ryan reported Thursday, UofL students will pay 5 percent more in 2014-15. 

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Education
9:35 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

University of Louisville Raises Tuition 5 Percent

James Ramsey
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When the University of Louisville's fall semester begins, students will pay more tuition than ever before.

UofL was able to offset a nearly $2.1 million annual cut in state funding, in part, by raising tuition for the upcoming academic year by 5 percent.

This means in-state students attending UofL will pay $10,236 for the 2014-15 school year.

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Education
1:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Kentucky's Community College Leader Earns Six-Figures, Even After He Retires

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  Michael McCall is the president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System—and he's among the highest-paid community college administrators in the U.S.

And he'll still earn six-figures after he retires in January. 

In its latest story, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting found that KCTCS has agreed to pay McCall $324,321 for a year after he leaves his job.  As president emeritus, he'll be expected to perform duties at the request of the next KCTCS president.

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Education
7:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

'Restorative' Discipline Practices Can Work for JCPS Schools—But Not Alone, Principal Says

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The way Jefferson County Public Schools discipline students has recently led to heated debate among Louisville activists and education leaders.

At a recent JCPS school board meeting, activists lashed out at board members, saying despite recent efforts from a JCPS committee to revise the student code of conduct, district officials still weren’t doing enough to lower suspension rates—a key point in the method known as "restorative practices."

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Education
7:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Louisville Area College Grads Encouraged to 'Pass the Cap'

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Louisville education leaders are asking this spring’s college graduates to participate in an initiative aimed at encouraging others who may be on the path to graduation to stick with it.

It’s called Pass the Cap and asks  those who graduate this May to do just that—pass their graduation cap on to someone else.

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Education
7:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

University of Louisville Tuition Could Exceed $10,000

The Thinker at the University of Louisville.
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In an effort to make up for recent budget cuts, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is authorizing state four-year universities and colleges to increase tuition by as much as 8 percent over the next two years.

The council limited the single year hike to no more than 5 percent.  Each school will have the ability to decide on how to divide the tuition increases between the two years.

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Education
6:53 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Kentucky Education Officials Seek Public Input on 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

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Kentucky education officials are asking for public input regarding a request to extend a waiver that grants the state flexibility on school accountability testing under the No Child Left Behind Act.

The one-year extension would  allow Kentucky schools to continue measuring student progress based solely on a state accountability system, rather than both  a federal and state system.

Until 2012, Kentucky students were being tracked under both. 

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