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JCPS Board Expects Student Assignment Vote Monday

by Devin Katayama on January 9, 2012

The Jefferson County Board of Education is expected to vote on changes to its student assignment plan Monday night. If the changes are approved, they will affect an estimated 2,000 kindergarten students next school year.

The board postponed the vote last month, but JCPS staff said it must act in time for the elementary school showcase at the end of this month. [click to continue…]

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JCPS Board Hears Student Assignment Recommendations

by Devin Katayama September 12, 2011

The UCLA professor and contracted expert on student assignment said it’s possible for Jefferson County Public Schools to create diverse schools with less transportation by next fall. “Well I think the longest ride times would be less than half the longest ride times now. That’s my guess,” Dr. Gary Orfield told the JCPS school board. […]

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JCPS Board Expected to Hear Student Assignment Recommendations

by Devin Katayama September 12, 2011

The long-awaited California expert on student assignment is giving his recommendations to the Jefferson County School Board on Monday night, and neither the public nor the board knows what he might say. Dr. Gary Orfield is a professor at UCLA and was previously contracted by JCPS before to give recommendations on student assignment. Student assignment […]

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