Kentucky’s Low Achieving Schools Gets Another Year of Federal Funds

Kentucky’s low-achieving schools are receiving another round of federal School Improvement Grant funding. Forty-one Kentucky schools have been called persistently low-achieving under the No Child Left Behind standards, and they can use the federal SIG funds to implement models to help turn around student achievement. Only the first cohort, or group, of schools deemed low-achieving was […]

JCPS Thomas Jefferson Middle Decides to Restaff School

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s decision to re-staff at least half its teachers. Thomas Jefferson Middle is the last in a group of struggling schools to make a decision on how to turn around student achievement. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools deemed persistently low-achieving […]

Rep. Rollins Speaks Out Against Charter Schools

Kentucky’s charter school bill remains in House committee leaving some concerned over whether Rep. Carl Rollins (D) will give the bill a hearing. Rollins was recently interviewed by CN2 and he, again, restated his position against the schools arguing charters don’t improve the public school system and saying the schools don’t result in student achievement, […]

JCPS Expects Vote on Thomas Jefferson Middle Turn Around Model

Thomas Jefferson Middle School has decided how it’ll turn around student achievement after being labeled persistently low achieving last year. The school was named in the latest round of low-achieving schools according to the federal government’s No Child Left Behind standards. Thomas Jefferson Middle’s School-Based Decision Making council was allowed to choose one of four […]

New JCPS Chiefs Start Reorganizing Central Office

Jefferson County Public Schools’ new chiefs will meet this week to begin reorganizing the district’s central administration. Superintendent Donna Hargens hired five new chiefs to report directly to her after an audit agency recommended the central office staff be reduced and reorganized for efficiency. The person hired to be chief of diversity and communications, Jamilah […]

West Clark School Board Approves Temporary Class Locations

Indiana’s West Clark Community Schools’ board has chosen two new locations for over 1,000 Henryville students who lost their classrooms in Friday’s storms, but it’s not clear yet when instruction will resume. Thursday night, the board approved Graceland Christian school in New Albany for the district’s elementary school students, and the Mid America Science Park […]

Indiana’s West Clark Schools to Decide New Location for Henryville Students

Indiana’s West Clark Community Schools board will likely decide Thursday where over 1,000 Henryville students will attend class following last week’s tornado that heavily damaged the city’s elementary and high schools. But it may still be a while before the students are back in school, said assistant superintendent John Reed. The board has been taking […]