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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 will lay off 41 teachers next school year, half of whom teach special education. JCPS officials say state budget and federal sequester cuts are partly the reason for the layoffs, but they also say fewer students are using special education services.
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.
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.
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