Education

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
5:17 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Indiana Governor Defends Halting 'Common Core,' Kentucky Governor Talks Charter Schools

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The Common Core standards and charter schools were discussed Monday when Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appeared on a panel in New York City on public education at the state level.

The panel is part of NBC's 2013 Education Nation Summit

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Education
11:05 am
Mon October 7, 2013

JCPS Students Out of Class, Educators Look Over Data And Develop Improvement Plans

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Jefferson County public school students are off today and tomorrow to give teachers time for professional development and schools a chance to work on their game plans for this year.

The state recently released its annual accountability data, and some schools will be using this time to review where they need help and to develop their Comprehensive School Improvement Plans.

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6:45 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Doss High School Offers 'Work Ethic' Certificates To Get Students Ready For Workforce

Credit Courtesy of JCPS' 5 Star School book.

Louisville’s Doss High School is trying to improve student skills in career-readiness by introducing a work ethic certificate popular in some other Kentucky counties.

The state education department gives points for schools that prepare students for college and career. But just because a student has passed certain tests or earned certifications, it doesn’t mean they’ve learned the social skills that employers often say young people lack.

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Education
10:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

WFPL Forum: What 'Career Ready' Means for Students and the Role of Private Business

Credit Courtesy of JCPS' 5 Star School book.

Kentucky leads the nation in implementing college and career ready standards. 

This has been touted by state educators for the past few years since Senate Bill 1 in 2009 forced the education system to adapt and meet the demand of Kentucky's changing economic realities.

The shift has also meant a change in programs and partnerships between the public education system and the private sector.

What is the best use of business now? And what does a career-ready student look like here in Kentucky, and across the country?

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Education
6:38 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Kentucky Not Finished With Releasing Accountability Results for Schools

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The Kentucky Department of Education will add a major element to its accountability system in the 2014-2015 school year that wasn’t included with the latest round of results released on Friday.

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Education
7:02 am
Sun September 29, 2013

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Discusses Test Results With WFPL

On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education released results of its statewide school accountability tests, showing for the first time measurable data against the previous year under a new testing system.

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Education
5:24 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Education Leaders Celebrate JCPS Schools, Acknowledge Room For Improvements

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says he has more confidence in Jefferson County Public Schools than he did earlier this year. 

Holliday was joined by Superintendent Donna Hargens and Mayor Greg Fischer at Fern Creek High School (which made significant gains this year) in celebrating the district's improvement Friday.

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Education
1:00 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Kentucky Education Commissioner Says Math and Middle Schools Need Improvement

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Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says while Kentucky students improved their overall test results from last school year, the state still needs to do a better job with math.

“We’re extremely concerned about math. We have made math our number one focus this year especially in middle schools," he says.

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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results

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Kentucky has released its annual accountability results showing how schools are performing. We know it's a lot of information, so we thought we'd boil down a few takeaways.

The themes in bold below are what the Kentucky Department of Education measures, explaining how the state determines which schools are doing well.

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Education
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The JCPS Schools That Didn't Meet State Goals in Kentucky Test Results

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In Jefferson County Public Schools, 44 percent of schools didn't meet their goals as outlined by the Kentucky Department of Education in the state test results released Friday.

Here are graphics showing which JCPS schools didn't meet their state goals in the latest round of tests, plus comparisons to the overall state and JCPS averages.

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