285 articles

Hargens to lead a Kentucky school system
Jun 16, 10:04 AM:

NC district loses top administrator, who will depart to head KY district. Makes an effort to explore how loss will affect district, but the answer is muddy. Ask administrators how they'll handle continued transition >

NAACP angered by lack of public comment prior to Hargens appointment
Jun 16, 10:03 AM:

NAACP peeved that Jefferson County board decided on new superintendent appointment behind closed doors. Why the lack of transparency? For some reason, WAVE doesn't seek comment from board to explain decision. Should have >

JCPS teachers, administrators get 2.5 percent pay raise that will cost $14.5 million
Jun 15, 8:53 AM:

Teachers and administrators set to receive pay raise. Could give some perspective on state of KY district's budget, but didn't. Seems raises will be across-the-board. What about rewarding highly performing teachers? >

Education reform calls for change in school assessment
Jun 15, 8:52 AM:

Thorough reporting on reform bill making its way through KY legislature. Would institute new evaluation system for teachers and overhaul statewiding tests. Plenty of details on new programs with one caveat: too much >

Louisville summer program counts down to kindergarten
Jun 14, 2:49 PM:

Louisville summer program aims to prepare kids for kindergarten, with library visits and free museum events. Mayor says it'll help kids graduate on time. Find data to back this up -- studies show benefits of pre-k or >

Officials decide to cut state Commonwealth Diploma program
Jun 13, 1:03 PM:

KY agrees to cut Commonwealth Diploma program, which recognized students who took college-level classes. Reason given is "irrelevance", but no word on if this saves money. Ask lawmakers how they'll ensure kids are >

NAACP calls on school board to reopen search for JCPS superintendent
Jun 10, 1:36 PM:

Louisville's NAACP urges Jefferson Co. to reopen search for new Super, calling 2 finalists "very weak". Raises concerns over candidates' experience and commitment to desegregation. Push both candidates to answer the >

Reciprocal agreement decision upheld
Jun 10, 9:50 AM:

KY Ed Board rules Knox County students can continue to attend Corbin schools, but new students can't enroll. Overblown language by counsels ("cancerous growth") doesn't help either argument. Give us stats on schools' >

manual - Farris interviews for Fayette superintendent
Jun 10, 9:47 AM:

Clark County, KY, Super makes vague comments about community support and "holistic" education as she seeks Fayette County top job. Push her for details on how she'll close achievement gap. It'll  takes more than sound >

Profile: Christine Johns | 'Visible' administrator worked up career ladder
Jun 10, 9:20 AM:

Extensive profile of possible Louisville superintendent candidate balances reflections on her past work with questions about how she would fit at new post. Uses a combination of anecdotes and data to paint portrait, >

Meet the finalists for Fayette superintendent
Jun 6, 2:21 PM:

Three very different candidates to choose from in search for new leader for Fayette County schools. Very detailed breakdown on each one's background with extensive quotes, letting reader draw own conclusions on which >

Kentucky school districts begin to move away from tradition of naming valedictorians
Jun 3, 9:44 AM:

KY schools moving away from tradition of naming a valedictorian for graduating classes. The idea that it leads to "unhealthy competition" should be challenged: students must be prepared for competitive workplace. Some >

Dropout rate drops sharply in Bullitt County
Jun 2, 10:09 AM:

Bullitt County educators celebrate record 64% drop in dropout rate. Brief article explains falling rate, but would like to see more details on changes in policy being credited with keeping students in school. Specifics >

State releases information for school nonacademic indicators
Jun 2, 10:06 AM:

State Ed Department releases 2009-2010 nonacademic indicators for public school students. Detailed stats on attendance, dropout, retention and transition rates, but no real analysis of what figures mean. For example, >

Bullitt County Public Schools' draft budget OK'd with no calls for staff layoffs
Jun 1, 10:58 AM:

In KY, Bullitt Co. Schools draft spending plan for next year is $2M less than this year. No staff jobs on chopping block, but no salary hikes or new buses. Straightforward look at dollars available. Would like to know >

Tentative budget approved for Oldham County Schools; plan includes raises for staff
Jun 1, 10:57 AM:

Oldham County's tentative budget will reduce class sizes, give teachers small raise. Lots of numbers here, but nothing on how this will affect students. Is this the best use of funds? Research shows small differences in >

Union County schools chief resigns
Jun 1, 10:50 AM:

Announcement of Union County Super's resignation missing some key details. Apparently some believe he "moved too fast" -- so what exactly did he do? Tell us his achievements during three years on the job. Push for more >

JCPS School Board to announce top finalists for superintendent
May 26, 9:56 AM:

Anticipation grows as Jefferson County interviews 6 semi-finalists for Super position. Not much to go on here, esp. as meetings are behind closed doors. Give a little more background on the issues successful candidate >

Gary district canceling contracts for 370 teachers
May 25, 2:47 PM:

Nearly half of KY district's teachers likely to be laid off. Sounds like a drastic cut, but some say district hasn't accounted for declines in enrollment. But AP report neglects to follow up on that claim.


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Kindergarten readiness program launched in Fayette County
May 24, 3:42 PM:

KY district enacting kindergarten preparation program for incoming youngsters. Tell us more about what these programs will do to prepare youth for school. What was the genesis of the idea and how was the curriculum >



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