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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:
Jefferson County Public Schools has shown overall improvement in the latest Kentucky accountability test scores—and many of its struggling schools are making significant gains. But despite meeting its annual objectives, JCPS still trails behind its peers in some key measurements.
Find out how Kentucky schools performed on the state accountability test with our searchable, sortable database.
Here are reporter Devin Katayama's takeaways from the release of accountability test results.
Leaders from five agencies that serve at-risk children in Louisville say the Jefferson County school district isn't doing enough to ensure there are ample employees to keep students and staff safe at their schools.
Hundreds of Louisville parents have been blocked from volunteering at their children’s schools because of their criminal records. Most of those crimes are for non-violent drug offenses and don’t involve children. And the schools that ban the most parents have more low-income students—the schools that most need parent involvement. The situation can lead to hours of missed opportunities.
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