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4:15 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Indiana Voucher Program Growing

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(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)

Indiana's school voucher program has finished its first year with enrollment on the rise and supporters trumpeting the program's successes.   

Some 4,800 Indiana students have signed up for vouchers to attend private schools this fall. That's up about 800 students from the program’s first year, and the voucher deadline is still months away.

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Education
1:04 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

New Website Helps Community College Students Transfer to Universities

Kentucky’s Council on Post Secondary Education will launch a website this week to help students who are transferring from community and technical colleges to four-year universities.

“They would start at community colleges and then a good deal of their course work would not transfer toward the degree," said Rep. Carl Rollins, D-56.

The called “Know How 2 Transfer” is  a result of 2010 legislation, HB 160, sponsored by Rollins. The law creates better consistency among general education courses in community and technical colleges.  This should make it easier for students to understand which credits will follow them, said Rollins.

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Education
4:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Could Choose Superintendent This Week

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Indiana’s Greater Clark County Schools has missed its goal of hiring a new superintendent by the end of the school year, but officials on the district’s search committee say they’re close to picking a finalist.

Under a request from the Indiana School Board Association and the universities search committee helping Greater Clark with the hiring process, the names of the three finalists will remain confidential, said school board president Christina Gilkey. 

“They gave some reason, yes, and the biggest one was the confidentiality issue and of the three candidates. We did have one that did not want their name out in the public unless they were going to be made an offer,” said Gilkey.

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Education
10:07 am
Sat June 2, 2012

School's Out: Donna Hargens and JCPS Year in Review on Byline

The 2011-12 school year at JCPS just concluded, and the Board is currently evaluating the performance of new superintendent Donna Hargens, in private. 

On Byline Friday afternoon, WFPL reporter Devin Katayama spent some time looking back at the past year, including ongoing controversies over the student assignment plan, possible changes to that plan, and changes to the JCPS administrative hierarchy. 

Education
12:12 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Kindergarten Students Could Soon Be Screened For School Readiness

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with a private company to implement a kindergarten screener program, but the state still needs to approve the regulatory to require all public schools to screen incoming students.

If approved this summer, the screening would help teachers determine how prepared students are before entering school by assessing their skills on a group or individual basis.

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Education
4:29 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

JCPS Board Moves Student Assignment Discussions Forward

 

The Jefferson County Board of Education will iron out changes to the district’s student assignment plan Tuesday night and district leaders may soon adopt a plan that could mean shorter bus rides and less diversity for elementary school students.

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Education
11:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

U of L Student Housing Damaged From Lighting Strike

 

Following this morning’s storms, the Province, a privately owned and operated student housing complex, caught fire from a lighting strike, according to U of L officials.

The fire damaged up to 24 single bedroom units, displacing the students who live there. Twelve units were severely damaged, said U of L spokesman Mark Hebert.

The school is also experiencing flooding, particularly on the east side of campus, similar to the 2009 flood, he said. The main campus has been closed to traffic.

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Education
5:12 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

UK President Capilouto Begins Blogging for Huffington Post

University of Kentucky students may notice a familiar face among the blogger profile photos on the Huffington Post. UK president Eli Capilouto has agreed to blog for the highly-trafficked news site about issues involving higher education. University spokesperson Jay Blanton says the site was interested in featuring new perspectives on how universities can adapt to tight budgets.

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Education
1:41 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Greater Clark Continues Interviews for Next Superintendent

 

The Greater Clark County Schools superintendent search committee has narrowed the field to three candidates and a second of interviews began Wednesday.

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