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Education
7:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

In 2010, Mayor Greg Fischer Wanted to Help Put Nurses in JCPS Schools. That's on Hold

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s 2010 campaign plan to put a nurse in every Jefferson County Public School isn't happening anytime soon.

When he was seeking office, Fischer unveiled a 31-page book with nearly 200 ideas to increase the quality of life in Louisville. One of those ideas was to get a nurse in all 155 schools and learning centers in the JCPS system.

Currently, only 28 JCPS schools have a full-time licensed practical nurse on staff.

Here's a graphic sent from JCPS:

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Education
4:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Murray State University Has a New President

Bob Davies
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MURRAY — Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Deno Curris is optimistic about the working relationship the board will have with the university's next president.

The regents unanimously chose Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies to be  MSU's 13th president on Wednesday.

Board relationships were at the heart of former President Randy Dunn’s dismissal last year. With that in mind, Curris says the board was intently focused on its relationship with MSU’s next president.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens kicks off Friday night's School of Innovation forum.
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Jefferson County Public Schools will on Monday night unveil the finalists from the 48 community submissions to design a new school.

The school district plans to open the winning School of Innovation design in the 2015-16 academic year. Last month, JCPS unveiled 12 semifinalists in the competition. Submitters included several teams of JCPS teachers, a group of Louisville museum leaders and a team of educators from Michigan.

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Education
4:07 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year

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The inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division  at Fort Knox  is leading to the closure of half of the schools on the military base at the end of the school year.

The base currently has eight schools and about 2,000 students. Nearly 700 students on the base will leave the district when the combat brigade relocates, and four schools will be closed, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity, which oversees the schools serving military families.

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Education
10:25 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Ford Grants $100,000 to Promote Career Readiness Among High Schoolers

A $100,000 grant from Ford Motor Company will help transform some  Jefferson County high schools into career-themed academies.

The grant comes after 18 months of collaboration between  JCPS  officials and community leaders to develop a plan that will help prepare students for life after graduation.

JCPS Superintendant Donna Hargens said the Ford Next Generation Learning program will help connect the classroom to the workplace.

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Education
9:28 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal

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Findings from a Kentucky Department of Education audit of Louisville’s Myers Middle School may lead to the removal of the school’s principal.

The recommendation to remove Jack Baldwin from his duties at the academically struggling school came on the heels of a Jefferson County Board of Education decision to implement a restaffing model at Myers in hopes of improving performance scores.

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Education
3:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UofL Partners With National Digital Manufacturing Initiative

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The University of Louisville's Speed Engineering School will collaborate with other institutions, government agencies and businesses in an initiative to boost digital design and manufacturing processes nationwide.

The announcement comes today as President Obama awarded $70 million of Department of Defense funding to the program.

In addition to the $70 million from the federal government, nearly $250 million was raised by public and private entities to ensure the institute would be based in Chicago.

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Education
12:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

JCPS Board Approves Restaffing of Myers Middle School

Myers Middle School
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The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the restaffing of the faculty at Myers Middle School.

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Education
3:54 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Louisville's Simmons College Gets National Accreditation

Simmons College
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Simmons College of Kentucky has become the state’s first private, historically black college to receive national accreditation. 

The accreditation was awarded on earlier this month by the Association of Biblical Higher Education, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

With the recognition, Simmons will become the nation’s 107th Historically Black College and University and be eligible for a $300,000 annual grant from the Department of Education.

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Education
7:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Kentucky House OKs Planning-Time Expansion for Elementary School Teachers

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Kentucky teachers would have a minimum of 24 minutes a day in their schedule for planning under a bill moving through the General Assembly.

The state House easily approved the measure Friday that requires teachers to get at least 120 minutes a week for non-teaching activities.  

“The big issue of this bill is teacher directed, so the teacher can decide that day what she feels or he feels they need to plan for," state Rep., Rita Smart, a Richmond Democrat and the primary bill sponsor.

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