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Education
8:44 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Getting Acquainted With JCPS Board Candidates

David Jones, Jr.

Three of seven JCPS School Board positions are open this fall, and more candidates are filing to run for the spots.

WFPL's Devin Katayama spent some time talking recently with David Jones, Jr. and David Kaplan, who both are running in District 2, which covers the Highlands and Crescent Hill; as well as with Chris Fell who is running in District 7.  Fell is one of several parents involved in the pending suit before the Kentucky Supreme Court challenging the JCPS student assignment plan.

Education
2:02 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Represented in National Education Publication

The executive director of Kentucky’s Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence is now blogging for a national publication and he’ll be keeping readers abreast of changes the state undergoes as it continues to roll out its new accountability system.

Stu Silberman said he’ll try to post content twice a week on Education Week’s website EdWeekly.org and he hopes to share best practices and challenges that the commonwealth faces.

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Education
10:30 am
Thu July 19, 2012

JCPS Board Elections Heating Up

More candidates have filed this week for the Jefferson County Board of Education elections including some high-profiled names.

Three of the seven board seats are up for grabs this fall including Joe Hardesty's District 4, Steve Imhoff's District 2 and Larry Hujo's District 7. 

Most recently former Humana chairman David Jones has announced he plans to run for District 2, which covers the Highlands and Crescent Hill among other neighborhoods.

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Education
1:22 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

U of L Law School Makes $2.4 Million Mistake

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law needs to plug a $2.4 million hole after officials gave too much scholarship money to first year incoming students.

Several students were reportedly granted a scholarship they either shouldn’t have been, or the amount the school offered was way too high. It’s unclear at this time why students were given extra  funds, but U of L officials say an internal investigation is looking into the issue.

Students who were awarded the scholarships will still be receiving their awards, said U of L spokesman Mark Hebert.

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Education
5:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

JCPS Assistant Principals Back to School

Semple Elementary Principal Danielle Randle says she's feeling the jitters this week being back at school.

Jefferson County Public Schools elementary principals are in class this week prepping for the end of summer vacation, and many are not alone.

Earlier this year, the school board approved the hiring of assistant principals for elementary schools with more than 400 students.

Of the nearly 80 schools eligible, all but a dozen principals have already hired their assistants, who officially begin Wednesday.

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Education
5:30 am
Sun July 15, 2012

U of L Launches Kentucky Teen Institute

The University of Louisville is convening its first-ever Kentucky Teen Institute this week.   

More than two dozen teenagers and adult advisors from across the state are spending several days tackling issues that affect teen health such as obesity, pregnancy, drugs, bullying and suicide.

Institute director Stacie Steinbock says the teenagers will be expected to come up with a plan of action to take back to their hometowns.

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Education
4:31 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Judge Shows Falsehoods May Have Led to Decker College Closing

A vendetta against the CEO of a former for-profit college in Louisville may have forced the school’s closure, but a federal court ruling released this week may have opened the door for the college to recoup millions of dollars lost in bankruptcy.

In 2004 the Atlanta-based Council on Occupational Education approved accreditation for three new technical programs—carpentry, electrician and HVAC—at Decker College. The programs included distant, or online, learning in its applications.

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Education
2:29 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

JCPS Elementary Principals Receive List of Assistant Principal Candidates

 

Jefferson County Public Schools elementary principals have received a list of candidates they can hire as assistants for next school year and some are eager to begin the process.

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Education
2:07 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Two JCPS Elementary Schools Receive Library Grants

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is giving two Jefferson County elementary schools $5,000 grants to support the extension of their library collections and services.

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Education
5:46 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Work Begins For New Greater Clark Superintendent

Melin begins work on July 2.

Greater Clark County Schools' new superintendent, Dr. Andy Melin, will begin work this week replacing Stephen Daeschner who was hired in 2009 and oversaw significant progress in student achievement.

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