Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education

The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a six percent tuition increase for the universities of Louisville and Kentucky. The council also capped tuition at four percent for community colleges system and five percent for the state’s comprehensive universities. It’s expected these rate increases will result in over $40 million for the institutions but schools… Continue reading Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education

New Report Finds JCPS Student Assignment Plan a Plus

A new report released by the Brookings Institute shows Jefferson County students may be less affected by economic segregation than students in other large cities. The report matches the largest 100 cities’ zoning laws and housing markets against achievement gaps and access to better schools. The report partly concludes that stricter zoning laws make it harder… Continue reading New Report Finds JCPS Student Assignment Plan a Plus

UofL Breaks Ground On Activities Center, Helps TIF Potential

The University of Louisville has broken ground on a new student activities center which will serve students while potentially helping the school earn tax incentives. The $37.5 million center will be located off Fourth Street and it will use energy efficient technology and offer students various sports and recreational activities.  President James Ramsey is also… Continue reading UofL Breaks Ground On Activities Center, Helps TIF Potential

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears JCPS Student Assignment Arguments

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments this Wednesday in Frankfort on a case that could force Jefferson County Public Schools to change its student assignment plan. An appellate court ruled against JCPS last year, saying Kentucky students have the right to attend the same school where they enroll, or their neighborhood school. But JCPS… Continue reading Kentucky Supreme Court Hears JCPS Student Assignment Arguments

Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students

Producer Nancy Solomon says: Well-funded suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students. Yet black and hispanic students, even kids from middle-class families, are falling behind. Solomon looks into why this is so in her hour-long radio documentary “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students.” The piece won a 2010… Continue reading Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students

Henryville Schools Receive Waiver for Academic Calendar, Tests

West Clark Community Schools has been granted a waiver from tacking on days to the end of Henryville’s elementary and high schools’ academic year following last month’s storms. Nearly 1,300 students missed several weeks of class following the March 2 storms. All students are now back in class in new temporary locations, but the waiver… Continue reading Henryville Schools Receive Waiver for Academic Calendar, Tests

Two Greater Clark Students With Minor Injuries Following Bus Accident

A Greater Clark County Schools bus was involved in an accident on Highway 62 near Bethany Road in Charlestown, Indiana. From Greater Clark Schools: “The bus was transporting approximately 25 Charlestown High School and New Washington High School students to the Prosser School of Technology in New Albany. The bus was rear ended at a… Continue reading Two Greater Clark Students With Minor Injuries Following Bus Accident

U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

The University of Louisville is hosting a regional debate this Thursday that centers on race in politics, culture and class in the Obama era. U of L will face off against Bellarmine University and Tennessee State University. Teams will argue from one of three perspectives including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or a synthesis… Continue reading U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

U of L Among Institutions Participating in Adult Stem Cell Study

The University of Louisville is one of seven institutions participating in a national study of adult stem cell therapy that officials say will give U of L a high profile the next several years. The therapy uses stem cells to repair damaged cells in certain diseases or injuries. Last fall, a group led by Dr.… Continue reading U of L Among Institutions Participating in Adult Stem Cell Study

JCPS Supports “Districts of Innovation” Bill

A bill allowing Kentucky schools to be more innovative in the way kids learn has gained support from charter school opponents and supporters. The bill, if signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, would allow for so-called districts of innovation. It wouldn’t go as far as allowing parents or organizations to form charter schools, but it would… Continue reading JCPS Supports “Districts of Innovation” Bill