- JCPS takeover 'payback' for teacher protests, national union head says
- > May 18, 6:08 AM: The country's largest teachers union is throwing its weight behind the fight to stop a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García said Tuesday that the
- Ky. school board member: Teachers 'murdered' underserved kids by opposing charter funding
- > May 17, 6:23 AM: Teachers who opposed charter school funding during the 2018 legislative session “murdered” underserved students in Louisville and Lexington, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education wrote in an email to interim
- Barren County Schools announces 2 new apprenticeship programs
- > May 11, 6:23 AM: In a news conference Wednesday at the T.J. Health Pavilion, local and state officials announced creation of the school district’s new culinary arts and transportation maintenance apprenticeship programs.
- Silence on state takeover fight gives JCPS more time to keep control
- May 10, 5:16 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools is remaining publicly mum on whether it will argue against a state takeover — a move that enables the district to extend its grip on local control for more time.
- Louisville's council president wants the state to back off a JCPS takeover
- May 8, 5:49 AM: Metro Council President David James is bringing the debate over a possible state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools to City Hall with a measure that tells the state to back off the idea.
- THE LAB Louisville schools move means charters coming
- May 7, 7:11 AM: The Jefferson County Public Schools serve more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Louisville. The system is the nation's tenth largest. And it is undeniably a mess.
- Head of charter schools stepping down at Kentucky Department of Education
- > May 4, 5:39 AM: Simms, who earned a $90,000 salary in his role as director of charter schools, previously worked as St. Louis director at the University of Missouri’s Office of Charter School Operations and as senior director of the
- Lawyer: JCPS can say state education board is biased in takeover fight
- May 3, 5:30 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools could fight a state takeover in court by arguing that the state board of education cannot issue a fair decision because its new members are biased, a lawyer says.
- Pollio says he will meet with JCPS board members, lawyers to consider takeover appeal
- > May 1, 5:41 AM: Superintendent Marty Pollio said he will meet with board members and lawyers to decide whether Jefferson County Public Schools will appeal the Kentucky education chief's recommendation that the state take over the
- How Kentucky Law Aims To Separate Education From Politics
- > Apr 27, 7:13 AM: Decades before the Kentucky Board of Education forced out former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt two years before his contract was up, the legislature passed a massive overhaul of the state education system,
- JCPS parents rally together to support the district against a state takeover
- Apr 27, 5:52 AM: About 100 parents, teachers and school board members united together Thursday to show support of Jefferson County Public Schools keeping local control of the district.
- Opinion: These high-poverty Kentucky schools figured out how to help kids succeed
- > Apr 27, 5:44 AM: In 2005, the Prichard Committee sponsored a study of a small number of high-poverty Kentucky public schools that were successfully educating their students at high levels. Their success was unexpected because schools with
- Would A State Takeover Of JCPS Clear The Path For Charter Schools?
- Apr 26, 6:13 AM: Last week’s upheaval at the Kentucky Board of Education and a possible state takeover of Louisville’s school system have widened the path for charter schools to open in Kentucky.
- JCPS needs Marty Pollio's leadership — not a state takeover, public education group argues
- > Apr 25, 7:00 AM: Just moments after a group of faith leaders called for a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools, a coalition of public education advocates issued a counter-demand: Leave the district under local control.
- New education commissioner making changes. Is action on charter schools next?
- > Apr 25, 4:57 AM: Lewis, a charter school advocate, told reporters last week that he was a proponent of “high quality charter schools," which he thought should be part of Kentucky's tool box for improving the performance of students and for
- Superintendents: Charter schools unlikely in Boyle, Danville
- > Apr 24, 5:34 AM: Discussions on education and funding of public and charter schools have been at the forefront in Kentucky over the past few months. But superintendents say they don’t believe charter schools will have an impact locally for
- Editorial Bevin throws gasoline on flames
- Apr 19, 6:57 AM: Never in the almost 28 years that Kentucky has had an appointed education commissioner has any governor flexed the kind of raw political muscle that Matt Bevin used to oust Stephen Pruitt.
- JCPS board members vow to take 'any and all possible action' to prevent state takeover
- > Apr 19, 5:52 AM: A day after an abrupt shake-up at the Kentucky Department of Education further complicated the fate of the state's largest school district, Jefferson County school board members said they will take "any and all possible
- Kentucky education commissioner resigns; advocate for charter schools appointed
- Apr 18, 5:15 AM: Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigned Tuesday after a four-hour, closed-door meeting by the state board of education, whose members were all appointed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
- Matt Bevin puts Hal Heiner, former spokeswoman and 5 others on Ky. Board of Education
- > Apr 17, 5:35 AM: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin remade the 12-member Kentucky Board of Education on Monday, heartening conservatives who want to see dramatic changes in Kentucky’s public schools, such as publicly-funded charter schools and a
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