U of L trustees approve tuition increase
U of L trustees approve tuition increase

The four percent increase is the maximum allowed by state law.
 

June 20th, 1:47 pm
Parents claim JCPS early childhood teacher verbally abused students, staff in lawsuit
Parents claim JCPS early childhood teacher verbally abused students, staff in lawsuit

The suit claims the then-4-year-old girl loved school, but her parents noted “a drastic change” in her behavior as the year progressed.

June 19th, 12:45 pm by Kevin Wheatley
UK revamps policy surrounding sexual assault allegations
UK revamps policy surrounding sexual assault allegations

In an email sent Monday to the campus community, the University of Kentucky president said the goal is to be fair.

June 19th, 11:56 am
NEW: Meeting held between interim education commissioner, JCTA president shortly before JCPS takeover recommendation
NEW: Meeting held between interim education commissioner, JCTA president shortly before JCPS takeover recommendation

Rich Gimmel’s request for a face-to-face meeting between Wayne Lewis and Brent McKim came at the same time that the interim education commissioner warned another member of the Kentucky Board of Education from showing up during his JCPS visit.

June 14th, 4:13 pm by Kevin Wheatley
Elizabethtown schools willing to pay extra to restore teacher internship program
Elizabethtown schools willing to pay extra to restore teacher internship program

Lawmakers sliced the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program, or KTIP, from the state budget earlier this year. 

June 13th, 8:57 pm by Sara Sidery
Analysis of contract between JCPS, teachers' union expected in coming weeks
Analysis of contract between JCPS, teachers' union expected in coming weeks

Examining the agreement between JCPS and the Jefferson County Teachers Association, which expires June 30, had delayed the release of KDE’s audit of the state’s largest school district.

June 13th, 4:42 pm by Kevin Wheatley
Group criticizes JCPS for Head Start problems in radio ad
Group criticizes JCPS for Head Start problems in radio ad

Kentuckians for Progress, a 501(c)(4) with Louisville commercial real estate developer David Nicklies as its president, spent $4,920 for 41 spots to air on WGBZ-FM through June 27, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission.

June 12th, 5:56 pm by Kevin Wheatley
JCPS gives out free summer meals to any child 18 or younger
JCPS gives out free summer meals to any child 18 or younger

Sites are set up at more than 100 schools, churches and community centers around the city.

June 12th, 2:09 pm
School resource officers, locked doors help prevent school shootings, Ky. experts say
School resource officers, locked doors help prevent school shootings, Ky. experts say

Experts who testified said that school officials should ensure entryways are secure at every building and invest in resource officers who are trained to handle threats of gun violence.

June 11th, 4:35 pm by Kevin Wheatley
JCPS quietly paying pricey bullying settlements with taxpayer money
JCPS quietly paying pricey bullying settlements with taxpayer money

Jefferson County Public Schools quietly pays out hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements to children who were tormented and attacked in Louisville schools, and taxpayers cover the cost.

May 31st, 6:36 pm by Gil Corsey
Central High School art studio dedicated to artist LeRoy Neiman and Muhammad Ali
Central High School art studio dedicated to artist LeRoy Neiman and Muhammad Ali

Lonnie Ali helped open the studio to inspire a generation of artists.

June 7th, 4:12 pm
Marshall County schools adds officers, bans backpacks after 2 killed in shooting
Marshall County schools adds officers, bans backpacks after 2 killed in shooting

New security measures will be in place this fall at the school in southern Kentucky.

June 7th, 10:15 am
Both sides in JCPS takeover debate make their cases to state education board
Both sides in JCPS takeover debate make their cases to state education board

The debate surrounding a possible state takeover at JCPS, which came at the culmination of a 14-month audit, has only intensified as the state education board prepares for the district’s unscheduled appeal hearing.

June 6th, 3:27 pm by Kevin Wheatley
JCPS to host 2 career fairs this month
JCPS to host 2 career fairs this month

The district is hiring for several positions.

June 6th, 1:21 pm
Signature battle for new Jeffersonville school enters final days before deadline
Signature battle for new Jeffersonville school enters final days before deadline

The fate of a new school in southern Indiana is on the line, and the deadline is just days away.

June 5th, 10:39 pm by Sara Sidery

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