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JCPS Continues Student Assignment Discussions

by Devin Katayama on October 25, 2011

The Jefferson County Board of Education must decide on changes to its student assignment plan soon if it plans any changes affecting next school year.

“We’re just right now exploring parts of several plans. And we’re exploring Dr. Orfield’s recommendations,” said Jack Jacobs who oversees the JCPS student assignment plan.

The JCPS board met this week to discuss the options. Among the various plans, JCPS is considering a plan it never fully developed last year, and also recommendations from UCLA professor and student assignment expert Dr. Gary Orfield. His plan creates 13 smaller clusters in which parents could choose a school.

The proposed JCPS plan maintains six larger clusters and ensures diversity while cutting bus times for some students, said board chair Steve Imhoff.

“Orfield’s plan also cuts down on—suggests it cuts down on—the number of students riding the bus as well as, secondly, riding shorter. So they both suggest the same thing but in different ways,” said Imhoff. [click to continue…]

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JCPS Behind on College and Career Ready Goals

by Devin Katayama September 28, 2011

Jefferson County Public Schools has not met college and career readiness goals, joining 40 percent of school districts around Kentucky; but communication between students and the state has improved and now has a single focus. This year’s new accountability system will focus on whether students are ready for life after high school. For some that […]

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