Certain Education Assessment Changes Still Pending Approval

Major changes to Kentucky’s education standards that were implemented last year will be tested this spring and certain regulations that are still awaiting approval from the legislature could play a role in testing some children with learning disadvantages. Last year the Kentucky Department of Education approved several regulations that would align the commonwealth with most other […]

JCPS Will Not Participate in USDA Food Program

Jefferson County Public Schools will not participate in a pilot food program through the USDA. As WFPL reported, Kentucky was one of three states chosen by the USDA to participate. The program would give schools in qualifying school districts free breakfast and lunch to all students, if at least 40 percent of them participate in […]

USDA Awards JCPS with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants

As students prepare to go back to school, some may see changes to their diets. The USDA has awarded Jefferson County Public Schools 33 grants for its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. But those grants may be in jeopardy. The program gives students fresh produce in the afternoon, three days a week. JCPS has received […]

Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students

Saturday, February 20, 2010 8pm Producer: Nancy Solomon Listen Again Award-winning NPR Reporter Nancy Solomon takes you inside a school to hear a discussion on race in the classroom. Listen as students try to explain what went wrong with their education. Join her at the kitchen table with black middle-class parents who thought that a […]

Art Education to Have New Assessment Policy

Art education policies are a major topic at this weekend’s annual conference Kentucky Art Education Association in Lexington.. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last spring, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1, which changed reforms enacted with the Kentucky Education Reform Act; it scrapped the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System or CATS. Now, arts teachers are looking […]