Public Should See Rough Drafts of New District Maps Soon

Louisville’s ad hoc committee on redistricting met on Monday and expects to have some rough drafts of new district maps out to the public next week. The committee said because the population has been shifting east, redistricting will begin in the western part of the county, where multiple districts converge. Council President Jim King said… Continue reading Public Should See Rough Drafts of New District Maps Soon

King Names Citizen Panel For Fiscal Court Redistricting

On the heels of creating an ad hoc committee on redistricting, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has named three citizens to a panel that will deal with redrawing the lines for Jefferson County’s Fiscal Court districts. In 1913, Jefferson County moved to a commissioner form of government that gave rise to the three… Continue reading King Names Citizen Panel For Fiscal Court Redistricting

New Arts Magnet Program Strives to Transform School

Last summer, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted to have more than 20 elementary schools include magnet programs. It came just a year the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down Jefferson County’s desegregation plan saying it unconstitutionally assigned students to schools by race. This week, these magnet programs — focusing on an array of areas… Continue reading New Arts Magnet Program Strives to Transform School

Education Leaders Get Ideas from Dropout Solution Summit

Louisville education and civic leaders are trying to better understand why students are dropping out of high school. They attended a summit today to tackle the problem and devise a solution for Jefferson County. JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman says many of the ideas stemmed from one theme. “One of the major concerns around dropouts is… Continue reading Education Leaders Get Ideas from Dropout Solution Summit