Cane Run Elementary is Showcase for Energy Efficient Projects

State organizers are packing up after a two-day conference in Louisville highlighting sustainable building practices for schools. Today’s agenda included a field trip to Cane Run Elementary. Cane Run Elementary is an older school, located just off Cane Run Road near Rubbertown. But in 2009, it underwent major renovations. Over the span of several months, […]

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 […]

Literacy Program for Immigrant Families Opens Site in Buechel

A fourth site has been opened in Jefferson County for a program that helps immigrant families with literacy and education. Through the National Center for Family Literacy, Jefferson County Public Schools offers classes through NCFL’s Toyota Family Literacy Program, which servers parents and students at Klondike, Rangeland and Slaughter elementary schools. Now Buechel United Methodist […]

Louisville Receives Wallace Foundation Grant

Louisville is getting a $765,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to help boost local after-school programs for at-risk children and teens. Mayor Greg Fischer says the money will also help with the implementation of YouthPrint, an initiative to help youngsters make better use of their out-of-school time. In announcing the grant, the educational foundation noted […]

JCPS Board Expects to Hear Student Assignment Proposal

The Jefferson County Board of Education is likely to vote on changes to its student assignment plan Monday night. This has been a critical year for the student assignment plan. The district lost a key case against its plan in the state’s Court of Appeals earlier this year. The board also heard recommendations in September […]

School Bus Accident in Southwest Louisville; Black Ice on I-64

Updated at 10:38 am A spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Schools says the four students taken to the hospital after this morning’s school bus accident were transported as a precaution. Another vehicle allegedly ran a red light at Greenbelt Highway and Greenwood Road in southwest Louisville and struck bus No. 9919, which was bound for […]

Report Says 76 JCPS Schools Could Use $900 Million In Updates

Kentucky has assessed the learning environments of 76 Jefferson County public schools and hundreds more across the state. The Department of Education categorizes schools on a scale of one through five to measure their condition. Last year lawmakers called for a more detailed assessment to measure category three and four schools (generally buildings 20-40 years […]

The Community Foundation of Louisville Invests in JCPS Teachers’ Projects

A philanthropic website is partnering with The Community Foundation of Louisville to help fund projects proposed by JCPS teachers. The website DonorsChoose.org allows any public school teacher to post a project that needs funding to the site. Anyone can then donate to any of thousands of projects listed, said founder Charles Best. Once the project […]

Flu Shots Begin This Week At Jefferson County Public Schools

Louisville’s heath department and Jefferson County Public Schools are embarking on a campaign to immunize thousands of students against the flu. The immunization campaign was launched two years ago in response to the H1N1 outbreak. This year’s free doses of combined H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine are funded by various federal programs. Health department spokesman […]

Local PTA Group Begins Training on Common Core Standards

A local PTA group is training to educate parents in Jefferson County about the Common Core State Standards. President of the 15th District PTA Cheri Dimar said she didn’t have time to relax on the beach in Florida this past weekend because her group of six were busy training with the National PTA on how […]