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Opposition to Brownsboro school plan continues
3/6
Oct 26, 3:23 PM:

Heated debate over plans to build three-school campus in Brownsboro, part of Oldham Co. (KY) school district. Seems smart to take advantage of $2M in state funding, but also seems adults more interested in arguing than >

Charter school urged in Clarksville
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Oct 10, 5:53 AM:

Organizers of proposed York Academy of Discovery hope for approval in December. Nearby Clarksville (IN) district supportive of move. Winners here are parents who would get another choice for their children.

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Board member concerned about scores
4/6
Oct 4, 2:31 PM:

Harlan Co. (KY) Super criticizes NCLB as unfair as new test results show system met 4 of 10 goals. Major complaint is that students not bound for college forced to take ACT implying impact on NCLB, even though not used >

Most public schools fell short
4/6
Sep 29, 3:13 PM:

State Ed Dept. releases statewide test scores, and results for Northern KY area schools disappointing as most failed to make AYP. Officials point to NCLB as being unfair. State is requesting waiver.

Test scores reveal Ky. educational challenges
4/6
Sep 29, 2:00 PM:

Statewide test results show hodgepodge of problems, from achievement gap between white and black and Latino students to ineffective math and science ed. Interestingly, state has no charter school law. Perhaps giving >

Superintendent explains curriculum changes
4/6
Aug 31, 11:51 AM:

Kenton, KY, Super explains new assessment and accountability standards to parents, but is disappointed by low attendance. Changes include new end-of-year assessments and rigorous Common Core Standards. High schoolers are >

Bluegrass Institute pushes digital learning
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Aug 30, 9:31 AM:

As policy analyst launches report on digital learning, kids study quietly in library, undisturbed by press conference. They help illustrate his argument for expanding virtual ed in KY. Virtual high school already offers >

Appeals court critical of JCPS student assignment plan
6/6
Aug 25, 1:19 PM:

KY district's student assignment plan under scrunity. Parents attest children have right to attend school closest to home. Judges seem to side with parents, saying test scores haven't improved. No official ruling yet >

Board interviews candidates to fill vacancy
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Aug 19, 1:48 PM:

KY district evaluates candidates for vacancy on board. Questions focused on how they would handle budget struggles and opinions regarding vouchers and charters. Applicants express wide variety of priorities, from >

Seven overhauled JCPS schools get preliminary approval for $4.7 million
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Aug 10, 1:28 PM:

KY district schools choose staff overhaul as turnaround method. Must now prove state/federal rules followed before getting any more federal grant money. Concern that too many new teachers are brought on board to work in >

Fayette school board approves new superintendent's contract
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Jul 28, 10:50 AM:

Newly-hired Lexington-Fayette Co. (KY) super makes less than in his previous job and less his predecessor, though he'll get same benefits package. Unclear here what makes this job better than last unless it's fact it's >

Rookie teachers asked to help Louisville's troubled schools
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Jul 26, 10:27 AM:

More than 40% of new hires at low-performing Jefferson Co., KY, schools have no experience. Many senior teachers don't want to transfer, for fear of losing jobs if school is overhauled again. While new recruits can have >

State education chief urges Bath school board chairman to quit
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Jul 21, 11:44 AM:

Brouhaha/controversy between school board chair and super leads to allegations of neglect of duties and violations of state open meetings law. State ed commissioner recommending board chair's ouster. Article spotlights >

Four Bullitt County schools to have new principals
4/6
Jul 21, 11:44 AM:

Four new principals ushered in at KY schools. Provides more substantial background than most reports on new principal, a big plus. Would be interested to know more, though, about some of the plans alluded to by school's >

Students test scores up in Bullitt County, but still not enough
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Jul 21, 11:43 AM:

Test scores reveal improvement in KY district, but achievement probably won't catch up with NCLB standards. Would be interesting to know if state has considered requesting a waiver, as many others have. No details on >

UK study sees gains in state's education
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Jul 11, 12:58 PM:

University of KY study touts ed gains made over past 2 decades. Thorough job delving into stats in study, analyzing findings, quoting critic questioning methodology, and pointing out state still has ways to go. Would >

New JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens starts Louisville visit at Churchill Park School
2/6
Jul 8, 12:02 PM:

New KY Super starts making the rounds at schools. Some insight into her mentality during opening days, but a lot of generalities here. Wants to improve "student achievement." Hopes to develop a "strategic plan" to meet >

Kentucky eyeing new 'Race to the Top' grants
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Jul 5, 10:43 AM:

KY's early childhood plan aligns with federal Race to the Top grant requirements. Brief overview of changes. Unfortunately, nothing on how current early learning programs, which are looking to expand, are doing. Growing >

Bath County School Board chairman faces possible removal
3/6
Jul 1, 8:29 AM:

Chairman of KY board could be removed; superintendent sues district to keep her job. Sounds like a mess. Provides an efficient summary of charges against chairman -- namely, violating the open meeting law -- but is less >

Kentucky drafts Atkinson principal's skills
2/6
Jun 20, 10:11 AM:

Principal who turned around failing KY school taking a post at state department to oversee similar efforts at schools across the state. Offers a record of his success at former school, but fails to explain how such an >

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