Education

  Pension lawsuit argued in front of Kentucky Supreme Court

Justices will decide whether a lower circuit court ruled correctly in determining Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional.

  Local universities weigh in on proposed Title IX changes

The Department of Education is proposing changes to federal civil rights laws that affect college campuses' sexual misconduct policies.

Positively WAVE: Young students rally to support schoolmate battling tumor diagnosis

More than 200 students broke the rules at St. Martha Catholic School on Klondike Lane on Thursday, but it was for a good reason.

JCPS releases Corrective Action Plan as part of state settlement

The Corrective Action Plan outlines the district’s efforts to fix the problems outlined in the most recent audit.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi meets with West Louisville community to talk partnership

Since taking office in April, University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi has worked to bridge the divide between the university and the community.

911 calls help tell story of students aiding JCPS bus driver

The Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver who students helped during a medical emergency Friday has been released from the hospital, according to school officials.

UPS gifts thousands to Oldham Co. robotics team

UPS donated nearly $12,000 to the Oldham County Educational Foundation and the Engineering Academy.The donation will allow the team to go into their second year of competition. Each year, VEX develops a challenge for students using coding, design, development and innovation to create robots.

JCPS bus driver who suffered medical emergency on interstate helped by students

A student acted quickly and used the bus radio to call for help. Others on the bus dialed 911, researched what to do, and applied medical aid until first responders arrived.

Master P meets with parents, leaders about education

Master P, along with his friend Sean Collinson, talked with parents and education leaders about what needs to change to ensure students succeed.

North Bullitt High battling bed bug problem

The school will be off limits over the weekend as treatment continues.

  NAACP wants action after Ballard watermelon stunt

The group revealed students of color played a role in the incident.

AT&T gives $15k for robotics programs at 12 JCPS schools

AT&T will invest $15,000 to build competitive robotics teams at 12 Jefferson County Public Schools.

JCPS plans to provide scholarships for all graduating students by 2020

The district is working with the city, local non-profit organizations and foundations to start an initiative called Louisville Promise.

Clarksville students learn the deep impact of 9/11

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, students throughout Clarksville Community Schools learned about what happened on that day.

Gun found in student’s backpack at Seneca High School

Staff members were told a student had a weapon on campus.

JCPS: Pepper spray released in middle school classroom by student

JCPS said a student released a small amount of pepper spray in a classroom.

#OurJCPS addresses how they want the district to move forward

With the state-takeover off the table for Jefferson County Public Schools the work begins in figuring out how to fix the district's biggest issues.

New Albany’s Green Valley Elementary holds open house

Green Valley Elementary welcomed students and staff back in July. But on Sunday, the city got to see their taxpayer dollars at work.

Former Chief of Civic Innovation to lead UofL environmental center

The University of Louisville’s Envirome Institute named a new director to the Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, or CHAWS, on Friday, Dr. Theodore Smith. Smith is the previous Chief of Civic Innovation for Mayor Greg Fischer’s office.

duPont Manual names new principal

Darryl Farmer was chosen by the school's SBDM council

Spalding University reaches milestone in capital fundraising campaign

Spalding University has supported new construction projects, facility improvements and academic and scholarship programs that broadly impact campus and student life.

New badges bring focus to STEM programs in Girl Scouts

With the addition of 30 new badges focused on STEM related skills many are hoping to see their girls take an early interest in science and technology.

University of the Cumberlands cuts tuition

The 57 percent tuition cut will start during the Fall 2019 semester.

Wheeler Elementary students, past and present, remember a favorite teacher

The sudden death of a favorite teacher at Wheeler Elementary School last weekend brought students past and present together to remember her.

High temperatures cancel volleyball game inside gym with no air conditioning

A Silver Creek Middle volleyball game was canceled because the gym without air conditioning was too hot.

Kentucky Department of Education accepts JCPS takeover settlement

As part of the settlement, the JCPS board will keep most of the power. The Kentucky Department of Education will take over policies regarding in impact restraint and seclusion, early childhood education, and special education.

Jefferson County homeowners will pay higher property taxes starting Oct. 1

It's the first time the district has increased property taxes in five years.

IN schools receive metal detectors from state; many not yet in use

The state of Indiana's initiative for free, handheld metal detectors is beginning to distribute the wands to districts around the state. But several districts are holding off on wanding students for now, and many don't plan on using them on all children as they enter school.

Details released in JCPS, KDE settlement agreement to avoid state takeover

During discussion which was open to the public, three board members made it clear they did not support the settlement, and did not think it was the best deal available to the district. When a vote was called, the motion passed 4 to 3.

JCPS requests to raise property taxes; public meeting scheduled

The increase would be the first in five years.

  Superintendent Marty Pollio says settlement decision is likely days away

The clock is ticking as JCPS continues its negotiations with the Board of Education to avoid a state takeover of the district.

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio talks about JCPS Culture

New JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio has worked in the classroom and as a principal, and he knows how important it is to keep kids engaged. That's one of his keys to lowering the number of disciplinary problems in schools.

First day of school at Bellarmine includes more than 650 freshmen

Bellarmine is the largest private University in Louisville, boasting an enrollment of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

JCPS continues settlement negotiations with KDE

During the negotiations, the public is not privy to the specifics. The board has to meet in closed door sessions.

Seneca opens KFC Online Learning Lab

The IT Academy at Seneca opened a new lab designed to help young technology minds.

KY removes requirement for teachers to obtain master's degrees

Teachers were required to earn Rank II through a state-approved master's degree program in their first 10 years. Now, that timeline does not exist.

JCPS board to deliver response to state's settlement offer Tuesday morning

The Jefferson County Public Schools' Board of Education has prepared a second response to a settlement offer from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Heavy school backpacks may lead to injury

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends students carry no more than 15 to 20 percent of their body weight in their backpack.

No changes after 4-hour JCPS board meeting to discuss settlement offer from state

Could there be a settlement to avoid a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools?

Gilmore Lane Elementary School gets first playground ever

Gilmore, in the Lynnview neighborhood, was built in 1952 and it never had a playground until now.