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Following the Next Louisville: Public Education project, WFPL News has decided to keep education reporting a priority, and new stories will always be posted here. For the next year of The Next Louisville, we'll be focusing on community health. Read about it here

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Education
11:38 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Listen: Who Are Louisville's At-Risk Students and How Are They Served?

The public forum was held at the Iroquois Public Library.

Many Louisville students are labeled "at-risk"—some because of family education, health history or income levels.How are these students tracked, served and assured the opportunity to succeed?

WFPL Education Reporter Devin Katayama is joined by the following guests to discuss those questions. 

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10:23 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Education Forum Today: Who Are Louisville's At-Risk Students and How Are They Served?

Many Louisville students are labeled "at-risk"—some because of family education, health history or income levels.How are these students tracked, served and assured the opportunity to succeed?

Those questions will be explored in a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Iroquois Public Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue.

WFPL Education Reporter Devin Katayama will be joined by the following guests:

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4:22 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Kentucky Students' Written Exam Responses Dropped from State Assessment

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The Kentucky Department of Education says it will drop the written portion of the state’s End-of-Course Exams—called the constructed-response questions—in its accountability system, which officials expected will save money and time.

But some are concerned the change, effective this year, is a step back from Kentucky’s recent education reforms. 

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Education
3:11 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

ACT Testing Resumes Next Week for Several Kentucky Schools

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Kentucky Department of Education officials say problems with the company contracted to administer one of the state’s standardized tests online have been fixed and testing will resume on Monday.

This week several states experienced problems with three separate companies contracted to administer standardized tests.

All issues were related to online testing.

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Education
3:51 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Listen | WFPL News Special on Early Childhood Education in Louisville

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Jefferson County has nearly 700 childcare programs in operation, but officials say program quality varies widely. 

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1:40 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Today: WFPL News Special on Early Childhood Education in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County has nearly 700 childcare programs in operation, but officials say program quality varies widely. 

Also, state and federal funding cuts have recently left more Kentucky families without crucial subsidies to send their children to childcare.

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6:46 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Kentucky Charter Schools Movement May Get Bump From Carl Rollins' Resignation, Advocate Says

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A leading Kentucky charter schools advocate says he’s hopeful the state House leadership will choose a new chairman for the House education committee who is open to charter schools.

The chairmanship became vacant last week when Democratic state Rep. Carl Rollins resigned to lead the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.

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7:00 am
Sun April 28, 2013

What Would JCPS' District of Innovation Look Like

School of the future, according to the hit children's show The Jetsons.
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Jefferson County Public Schools officials have laid out any early blueprint for what its application for the Kentucky Department of Education's "District of Innovation" designation may look like. So far, the ideas being tossed around include an online classroom available 24 hours a day, Saturday courses and more teacher collaboration.

Under a law passed last year, Kentucky school districts can seek waiver from certain Kentucky Department of Education regulations in order to improve student achievement.

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11:17 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

School Board Requests State Audit for Jefferson County Public Schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education is asking State Auditor Adam Edelen to review the district’s finances and policies.

The board approved the request Monday night 5-2 following a recommendation from Superintendent Donna Hargens.

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5:32 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

JCPS School Board Freshmen Reflect on First Three Months

Three new school board members were elected last November.

It’s been three months since Jefferson County’s newly elected school board members took their seats to serve the district. WFPL caught up with the three board members to ask about challenges, surprises and first impressions since taking the oath in January.

District 2's David Jones Jr. says he was impressed with how far along JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens was in her restructuring plan.

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