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Education
1:22 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Will Get The State Audit On Wednesday

The JCPS Board of Education voted 5-2 in approval of the audit.

After months of work, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says his office is ready to release an audit of the state’s largest school system that will help show how wisely Jefferson County Public Schools spends its money.

The audit is expected to show how JCPS spends its money when compared to other peer school districts. It will also uncover any conflicts of interest and look at whether district policies are adequate.

Here's the scope of the audit, according to JCPS.

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Education
9:48 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Louisville's Transgender Students: Henry Brousseau and the Question of Pronouns

Henry Brousseau says it took time for his school to support his decision to come out as transgender.
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Atherton High School is moving toward adopting an anti-discrimination policy that addresses a question: How should schools treat students whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth?

But countless transgender students attend Louisville schools that aren't Atherton—and questions remain. The restroom question that Atherton is addressing is just one.

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Local News
7:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Kentucky Divvies $5-Million AmeriCorps Grants, Mostly for Education Programs

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Kentucky is poised to get about $5 million in AmeriCorps grants to shore up community-based social services programs across the state, according to Governor Steve Beshear's office.

Most of the money will go to education programs.

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Education
6:46 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Bowling Green's Gatton Academy, a Top School, is Seeking New Leader

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BOWLING GREEN — One of the country’s top public high schools will soon have a new leader. 

Western Kentucky University is looking for a new director of its Gatton Academy for Math and Science, a residential high school based at the university's Bowling Green campus.

The national search is down to three finalists, all from out of state. 

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Education
10:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jefferson County Board of Education Votes to 'Repurpose' Myers Middle School

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Myers Middle School is set for some major changes before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

For starters, it will no longer be a middle school.

What it will be, though, is still up for debate.  The Jefferson County School Board will hear proposals in June on how to "repurpose" the Myers building.  It could be an alternative school or a preschool, according to JCPS officials.

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday approved the changes for Myers Middle.

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Local News
3:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Tonight, the Jefferson County School Board Will Consider 'Repurposing' Myers Middle School

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The Jefferson County Board of Education tonight will consider a proposal that would "repurpose" the struggling Myers Middle School.

Starting next year, the Myers building would cease to be a middle school.

Under a plan to be presented to the board, sixth-graders assigned to Myers would instead be disperse to 11 JCPS middle schools: Carrithers, Westport, Highland, Thomas Jefferson, Newburg, Ramsey, Shawnee, Western, Noe, Highland and Meyzeek. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Louisville Public School Teachers To File Lawsuit Against State Over Unfunded Pensions

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A group of Louisville teachers plans to file a class-action lawsuit claiming the governor and Kentucky General Assembly violated a contractual obligation by deliberately underfunding the teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.

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Education
7:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

'Restorative' Discipline Practices Can Work for JCPS Schools—But Not Alone, Principal Says

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The way Jefferson County Public Schools discipline students has recently led to heated debate among Louisville activists and education leaders.

At a recent JCPS school board meeting, activists lashed out at board members, saying despite recent efforts from a JCPS committee to revise the student code of conduct, district officials still weren’t doing enough to lower suspension rates—a key point in the method known as "restorative practices."

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Local News
9:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program

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 Because of action by the General Assembly in the just-closed legislative session, more low-income working Kentucky families will be eligible for the state's subsidy to help  them cover child care costs, state officials said.

But the state agency that runs the Child Care Assistance Program is still "analyzing options" for how to implement the increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year, officials tell WFPL.

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Education
7:32 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct

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After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.

Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that would decrease suspension rates—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.

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