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Education
4:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Could Choose Superintendent This Week

Courtesty of Greater Clark County Schools

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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Education
5:23 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

5 JCPS Schools Among State's Top 10, Report Says

Five Louisville schools are among the state's best according to U.S. News & World Report's “Best High Schools” list:

• DuPont Manual: #1
• Brown School: #2
• Ballard: #6
• Eastern: #8
• Louisville Male: #9

Manual and Brown are the only Kentucky schools ranked among the top 200 nationally. Ballard, Eastern, and Male are ranked among the top 1,000 nationally.

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Education
5:20 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Latinos Join 55,000 Degrees Initiative: Behold 1500 Latinos

 

Louisville’s Latino population is hoping to tackle its portion of the city’s 55,000 Degrees program.

The Behold 1500 Latinos program kicks off Wednesday night, where speakers will share how Jefferson County’s Latino population can overcome “barriers that hinder post-secondary participation.”

The 55,000 Degrees initiative aims to improve education in Louisville by inspiring and supporting 55,000 new college graduates. Last year, the Urban League of Louisville announced that 15,000 of those new graduates will be African-American. Now the Behold 1500 Latinos initiative is doing the same for the county’s fastest-growing population.

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