Greater Clark Schools, Wilson Education Center Receive Education Grants

The Indiana Department of Education has announced recipients of its Innovation Grant funding. The ten winners across the state will share $2.4 million that will go toward student achievement programs. Greater Clark County Schools is receiving a $280,000. Teachers from the district will collaborate to create a model curriculum for the new education standards implemented […]

Kentucky Virtual High School Decides to End Classes

Kentucky’s 12-year-old Virtual High School program will end later this year as state officials consider a new approach to online education. The state Department of Education has offered the virtual path to a diploma since 2000, but funding has remained at $800,000 since its inception making the program hard to grow, according to a 2009 […]

Charter School Supporters Prepare for House Education Committee Tuesday

Representatives from the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) are asking state lawmakers to move forward with charter school legislation this year. BAEO representatives held a forum at Quinn Chapel Church in west Louisville Monday night. Nearly 50 people attended the event, where advocates rallied in support of charter school legislation. The key note speaker […]

JCPS Represented in Washington D.C. Summit For Turnaround Schools

Representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools are in Washington D.C. at an invitation-only National School Turnaround Summit. The summit was moderated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but JCPS also shared the stage. Superintendent Donna Hargens, Jefferson County Teacher’s Association president Brent McKim and Western High School principal David Mike were all invited to […]

Kentucky, Indiana Granted Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Kentucky and Indiana have been granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind standards. NCLB has been criticized the past few years as having unreachable goals for education. Kentucky and Indiana were among the 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and 28 more states have announced they plan to seek […]

Yale Students to Plan Urban Distillery in Louisville

A group of students from the Yale School of Architecture will visit Louisville this year to design an urban distillery downtown, though the project won’t necessarily result in the distillery being built. The visit is part of Yale’s advanced design studios program. In addition to Kentucky, students in other studios will visit Venice, Denmark, Finland, Los […]

JCPS Board Hears Results of Audit, 10 Recommendations Offered

The Jefferson County Board of Education has received its much anticipated curriculum management audit from Phi Delta Kappa International. “We didn’t find chaos. We didn’t find a reason to abandon the system,” lead auditor Dr. John Murdoch told the JCPS board. The board requested the audit last year to help support staff and student achievement. […]