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Here are the 8 things JCPS would give up to avoid a state takeover
Aug 1, 5:32 AM: The state's offer for Jefferson County Public Schools to avoid a full takeover would require the district to cede control over how students are assigned to schools and early childhood education, according to a copy of the >
Fliers supporting state takeover of JCPS spark debate
Jul 26, 5:35 AM: The fliers urged recipients to support a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools. A header on the paper reads, "JCPS is wasting our tax money and abusing our children!"
What is Gov. Matt Bevin doing with Kentucky's education boards?
Jul 23, 4:31 AM: Bevin quietly altered or abolished several education boards this month through executive order, reasoning that the changes will streamline bureaucracy and enhance student learning.
Local high school students to benefit from state scholarship expansion
Jul 18, 5:25 AM: A recent expansion of the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship means high school students will be able to get state support for dual-credit courses in career and technical education that feed into high-demand job sectors, like >
Editorial: Frankfort High School turns heads with academic innovation
Jul 18, 5:12 AM: The school has completely revamped its curriculum and processes to align with an overriding mission of preparing students for career success.
Bevin Expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
Jul 13, 5:31 AM: The scholarship will now be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education courses in pathways in Kentucky's top five high-demand sectors leading to industry-recognized certifications. >
OpEd: Liberals should cheer state takeover of Louisville public schools
Jul 5, 4:44 AM: All this fuss by feel-good liberals regarding state intervention into the day-to-day management of failing local school districts is puzzling at best and contradictory or even paradoxical at worst since theirs was the >
Opinion: In its appeal, JCPS should attack the law that allows a state takeover
Jun 29, 5:54 AM: The board should argue that regardless of the state of affairs at JCPS, the matter is between the district’s people and the elected board members. The people can vote them out at the next election and Gov. Matt Bevin >
Ky. education chief says 'abuse and neglect' are reason for proposed JCPS takeover
Jun 29, 5:52 AM: Kentucky’s Interim Education Commissioner told legislators during a committee meeting Thursday that he is pushing for state control of JCPS because of the “neglect and abuse” of students in the district. >
Black JCPS students tend to get novice teachers, analysis confirms
Jun 25, 6:12 AM: A Courier Journal analysis of state and district data from the 2016-17 school year confirms that majority black schools in JCPS face high rates of teacher turnover, leaving students in many of the district's most troubled >
Op-Ed: Public charter schools just one tool for improving education in Kentucky
Jun 22, 7:08 AM: From reading the newspaper, Kentucky parents might conclude that public charter schools are central to everything the Kentucky Department of Education has done over the last two months, and that charter schools are central >
JCPS receives no charter school applications, but law leaves door open
Jun 22, 5:50 AM: The debate over whether charter schools should open in Jefferson County is on pause — at least momentarily. The deadline for individuals or organizations to submit an application to start a charter school in Jefferson >
Opinion: The truth about scholarship tax credits: They aren't school vouchers
Jun 18, 4:46 AM: In his recent piece on changes to the Kentucky education landscape, Joe Gerth ended with an appeal to tell the truth. However, when it comes to scholarship tax credits, he should take his own advice.
JCPS racial achievement gap widening (but less so than in rest of Kentucky)
Jun 1, 6:18 AM: Black JCPS students in the last few years have fallen further behind their white peers on state academic tests — but only at some grade levels — while for students across the state the racial achievement gap has widened at >
Jazz to charter schools: How Wayne Lewis became a player in JCPS' fate
Jun 1, 6:14 AM: Nine years later, the 38-year-old has become Kentucky's top public school official, embroiled in controversy after his April 30 recommendation that the state take over Jefferson County Public Schools.
JCPS appeal of state takeover: How does the process work?
May 30, 6:02 AM: The school board announced at a meeting Tuesday night that it will appeal the recommendation made a month ago by interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. Up next, the district will make its argument before the state's >
JCPS critics use charter schools to sell West End parents on takeover
May 29, 4:27 AM: In a scene reminiscent of two weeks before, Louisville faith leaders summoned residents to a local church to hear about the proposed takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.
Tax rates, charters and more: The powers JCPS could lose in a takeover
May 24, 6:06 AM: The Jefferson County school board can hire superintendents, sign off on new charter schools and manage district funds.
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 >



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