Students Compete in Annual Technical Education Conference

Over 1,000 technical education students are registered to participate this week in the Kentucky Skills USA conference. The annual event is a partnership between the state’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the national Skills USA organization and the private industry, which helps create the nearly 90 events students compete in throughout the week. Among those […]

Jefferson County Public School Chosen to Participate in “Gear Up” Kentucky

A low-achieving Jefferson County public school is getting help with boosting the number of students attending college. Gear Up Kentucky is an initiative of the Council on Postsecondary Education that provides college-preparation tools to students. The program was awarded a six-year, $27 million grant last year to assist its college-readiness program. Western Middle School is […]

Indiana Governor Signs Full-Day Kindergarten Bill

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill into law providing additional statewide funding for full-day kindergarten programs, which should help fill budget shortfalls in some southern Indiana school districts. Both Greater Clark County Schools and New Albany-Floyd County Schools already provide free full-day kindergarten programs to all students. It’s not required by the state, […]

Kentucky Shows Improvement in High School Graduation Rates

Kentucky is among a dozen states that have made significant gains in high school graduation rates, according to the 2012 Building a Grad Nation report released Monday. The report shows between 2002 and 2009 the Commonwealth’s graduation rate increased from 69.2 to 77.6 percent. This accounts for an additional 4,205 students graduating. The national graduation rate […]

Greater Clark Schools Starts Superintendent Search

Indiana’s Greater Clark County Schools board is starting the search for a new superintendent. It was a difficult board decision last year not renew current superintendent Stephen Daeschner’s contract, despite a rise in student achievement. Daeschner is being paid $225,000 a year while the district is trying to cut nearly $4 million from its budget. […]

Groups Begins Study of Alternative Education in Jefferson County

The Louisville League of Women Voters is beginning preliminary discussions Monday for what’s expected to be a year-long study of disciplinary education in Jefferson County Public Schools. The non-profit political group often holds discussions and offers opinions on various matters concerning the region. Officials for the group said the study is partly a response to […]

Neighborhood Schools Bill Passes Kentucky Senate Committee

The Kentucky Senate Education Committee has approved a bill, SB 9, this week that would allow students to attend the school nearest their homes, but a similar bill has twice cleared the Senate before only to die in the House. The Jefferson County Public Schools’ assignment plan transports thousands of students around the district to […]