U of L Students Displaced by Fire Have Temporary Housing, Classes Resume After 4 pm

A dozen University of Louisville students were displaced by a fire in their residence hall after lighting struck the building early Tuesday, but officials say the building can house the students in other rooms until a more permanent solution is found. Providence, the privately-run student housing complex located near U of L’s Belknap Campus, caught […]

Kentucky’s Gatton Academy Named Nation’s Top Public High School, But Can It Be Replicated?

Newsweek Magazine has again compiled a list of the best high schools in the country, and a Kentucky school is on top. To call the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science a high school, you’d have to suspend an element of reality. You’ll find no football games, pep rallies, or dismissal bells on the Kentucky […]

Kentucky Backpedals On Changes Testing Reading Comprehension

The Kentucky Board of Education is resubmitting changes to the way students with learning disabilities take reading comprehension tests. Last year, the board approved a regulatory change that would prevent certain students from having teachers read them portions of reading comprehension tests. Now, the state is allowing some students in special circumstances to bypass that […]

Greater Clark Interviews Five to Replace Superintendent Daeschner

Candidates looking to become the next Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools are being interviewed this week. Whoever takes over for current Superintendent Stephen Daescher will be expected to continue the district’s success. Daeschner has improved student achievement since taking over in 2009; Greater Clark met all No Child Left Behind goals last year. But […]

JCPS Elementary Counselors Approve of Assistant Principal Proposal

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a plan to add over 70 assistant principals to elementary schools to relieve administrative work-loads that many school counselors were forced to pick up. “What we did is we took a half-a-counselor funding away and applied it onto assistant principals,” said JCPS board member Linda Duncan. The […]

Kentucky Extends Concussion Training to Middle School Coaches

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law, HB281, that extends mandatory concussion training to all coaches involved in inter-scholastic athletics. Kentucky previously only required high school coaches to undergo training related to preventing and treating common injuries. The Commonwealth now joins 35 other states that have passed some form of state-wide concussion legislation. […]