Education

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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Education
5:40 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

UK Board of Trustees Approves 6 Percent Tuition Increase

For the ninth consecutive year, students at the University of Kentucky will be asked to dig deeper to pay for their education. The UK Board of Trustees today voted to raise tuition and fees at the state’s flagship university an additional 6 percent beginning next fall.

Tuition for in-state students will rise from just over $9100 per year, to more than $9600 next academic year. UK President Eli Capilouto says the hikes are only part of the equation.

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Education
3:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

For-Profit, Online Schools Enroll Large Number of Students

 

For the first time, Kentucky has released enrollment numbers for online and for-profit colleges and the results are surprising to the Council on Post-Secondary Education.

“I did not realize that it was enrolling about as many students as our traditional independent institutions we look at," said Heidi Hiemstra, the council’s vice president of research.

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Education
2:34 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Greater Clark Interviews Five to Replace Superintendent Daeschner

 

Candidates looking to become the next Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools are being interviewed this week.

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Oldham Chooses New Superintendent
5:06 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Oldham County Taps New Superintendent to Continue Successes

 

The Oldham County Board of Education has named its replacement for retiring Superintendent Paul Upchurch.

Dr. William Wells is currently an assistant superintendent for Oldham County Schools. Wells has worked in the district since 1996 and was previously a math and science teacher and counselor in Jefferson County Public Schools.

Oldham County is one of the highest performing districts in the state.

Wells told WFPL he’ll try to continue that tradition by focusing on literacy and said this can be accomplished by having good teachers.

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Counselors Approve of Assistant Principals
2:55 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

JCPS Elementary Counselors Approve of Assistant Principal Proposal

 

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a plan to add over 70 assistant principals to elementary schools to relieve administrative work-loads that many school counselors were forced to pick up.

"What we did is we took a half a counselor funding away and applied it onto assistant principals," said JCPS board member Linda Duncan.

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Education
12:31 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Kentucky Extends Concussion Training to Middle School Coaches

The map shows which states have created concussion laws.

 

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law, HB281, that extends mandatory concussion training to all coaches involved in inter-scholastic athletics.

Kentucky previously only required high school coaches to undergo training related to preventing and treating common injuries. The Commonwealth now joins 35 other states that have passed some form of state-wide concussion legislation.

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Education
9:52 am
Sun April 29, 2012

U of L Math Teacher Focuses on Statistics

Susan Peters is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville.
University of Louisville

 

A University of Louisville assistant professor will spend the next five years researching how middle and high school math teachers can master teaching mathematical statistics.

“If you look at the USA Today there are all kinds of graphical displays of data in the newspapers and the question is do we know how to interpret that information that is presented to us," said U of L's Susan Peters.

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