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Education
7:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations

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Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school.

One of the designs is expected to become a new school in Louisville.

The submissions are part of the  JCPS School of Innovation Design Competition, and proposed plans range from using Louisville museums as a classroom to a year-around school.

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Education
4:46 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Louisville Educator, Youth Advocate Ed White Receives National Award

Ed White
Credit Ron Burgis of Glory Days

Ed White helped create the River City Drum Corps more than 20 years ago.  Since then, he has been working with young people across the state to help tear down racial barriers through music and cultural education.

His efforts have been recognized on the local and state levels. Now, White has been honored on the national stage.  

On Wednesday, White was one of 12 recipients of the National Education Association’s annual Human and Civil Rights Awards.

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Education
9:45 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements

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The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.

Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy.

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Education
8:01 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Humana Co-Founder David Jones Gives $1 Million to Louisville Catholic Schools

David A. Jones
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David A. Jones is giving $1 million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville to help families cover tuition costs for parochial schools.

Jones, the co-founder of Humana, said he wanted to provide support for students interested in pursuing an education through the Catholic school system.

“The Catholic schools over the years have been very steady and they turn out good product and I just want to help more people have the opportunity to have that kind of education, if they choose it,” he said.

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Education
7:45 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Study Says Kentucky Arts Education Access 'Meets or Exceeds' Region, But The Sample Size Is Question

The Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

A regional study says Kentucky public school students have more access to arts education programs than students in nine other southeastern states, but Kentucky Arts Council officials question the data used in the report.

The report was released last month by South Arts, an organization that works to enhance the public value of arts in the South.

About 27 percent of Kentucky's K-12 public schools responded—near the average for other states involved in the study (29 percent). 

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Politics
5:40 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Federal Grant Aims to Speed Up Broadband in Kentucky Schools

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Kentucky is poised to receive federal grant money to improve broadband speeds in public schools.

The Federal Communication Commission’s E-rate program already provides more than $2 billion annually to schools across the U.S. to modernize Internet accessibility.

Now that the FCC has pledged an additional $2 billion for the next two years, Kentucky educators are poised to get a $22 million slice of that pie.

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Education
4:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Responds to State Audit

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Jefferson County Public Schools plans to review salaries, analyze school staffing levels and inventory text books in response to a critical state audit earlier this year.

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Education
7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Kentucky Colleges Award More Degrees This Year Than Ever Before, State Says

The University of Louisville
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Kentucky’s colleges and universities awarded more degrees than ever before in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a report by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

More than 63,000 degrees and credentials were awarded during the 2013-14 school year—1.2 percent more than last year, but 60 percent more than a decade ago.

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Education
11:48 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Louisville Male High School Principal Reassigned Amid State, ACT Investigations

Male High School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Louisville Male High School's principal has been reassigned because of an investigation into the school's administration of the ACT test, school district officials said Monday.

Male Principal David Mike began his new role at the JCPS central office on Monday. Last week, Mike received a letter from ACT officials stating he was “no longer authorized to access, administer or oversee the administration of tests for any ACT owned or branded products.”

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Education
11:28 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Takes Step Toward Building New Elementary School in Norton Commons

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Jefferson County Public Schools has begun the process to build a new elementary school in the northeastern part of the county.

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday night approved the proposal to construct a $15 million school at Norton Commons.

The school will serve students residing in elementary school cluster 10.

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