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The Next Louisville: Public Education
WFPL News is devoting a year to public education. Learn more about The Next Louisville project here. Here are some of our recent stories:
Early childhood education has become an important extension of the public education conversation, but state and federal funding cuts have recently left more Kentucky families without crucial subsidies to send their children to childcare. In a recent news special, Devin and a panel discussed the status of early childhood education in the state.
The federal sequestration may lead to cuts to early childhood education staff in Jefferson County Public Schools. The Jefferson County Teachers Association confirms that JCPS alerted principals last week that up to 100 early childhood educators could be cut, though district officials say it's still too early to tell.
Recently, we talked to Louisvillians who've dropped out of school about the factors that led to their decision to leave school. In the latest installment, 23-year-old Steven Gholston says he had trouble fitting in and got into trouble.
- During a recent news special, Devin recently discussed the challenges of urban school districts with the chairwoman of the Jefferson County Board of Education and education experts.
- Devin will host a public forum on May 8 looking at "at-risk students." What services are provided to them in Louisville? What else could be done? Here are details.
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