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4 incidents involving students, school employees under investigation at McCracken County High School
According to the McCracken County Sheriff's office four incidents involving students and faculty at the McCracken County High School are under investigation and two high school officials are accused of failing to report at least two of the incidents.
Marsha Heller and
Dubois Academy students learn about the school’s namesake
Kentucky principal charged for failure to report student’s allegations of sex abuse
Lawsuit alleges ‘unsafe and hostile environments’ at four JCPS schools
All six of the plaintiffs said they are after a safe work place and learning environment where neither the teachers nor students are afraid.
Published February 21, 2019 at 7:55 PM
Telehealth technology connects elementary school students to doctors online
Sick students can be seen in 30 minutes to an hour, with parent approval. Images and video are used to diagnose children the same way doctors would in person.
Published February 21, 2019 at 6:48 PM
Students work together to take on community wide issues
Over the next eight weeks, 20 teams of students will develop a plan to address a specific issue in the community.
Published February 21, 2019 at 12:59 PM
School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say
First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.
Published February 21, 2019 at 1:37 AM
JCPS superintendent reflects on year of progress and challenges, shares vision for future
Dr. Marty Pollio said the changes he’s proud of the most are the ones that impact students on a daily basis, but he said much more needs still needs to be done to get the district where he and the state expect it to be.
Published February 21, 2019 at 12:26 AM
1968 Grateful Dead show at Bellarmine seems much more interesting 50 years later
It was a culture clash, that believe it or not, almost went unnoticed.
Published February 20, 2019 at 8:54 PM
Four JCPS school underfire for "hostile environments" in new lawsuit
Local students write, produce their own Black History Month tribute video
Community mentors discuss education, goals with Iroquois High students
UofL President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi shares views on university's future
JCPS between a rock and a hard place when it comes to SROs
Holy Cross students learn lessons outside of classroom
Bill introduced in KY House to tackle teacher pension crisis
House Bill 504 would places new hires -- starting in 2020 -- in defined benefits plans.
Published February 20, 2019 at 7:17 PM
100 men attend breakfast at high school to mentor students
The Celebrate Us Breakfast was all about showing the students at Iroquois High School they can advocate for their education and build the pipeline for their own success.
Published February 20, 2019 at 1:29 PM
JCPS may have to move on without LMPD’s school resource officers
JCPS board members will decide whether to start a JCPS security force of their own or continue with the current SRO program. But a city budget debate may change the conversation.
Published February 19, 2019 at 6:48 PM
Hardin Co. teacher uses corgis in classroom
She says the dogs have led to less fighting among the students, improved work ethic and better attendance.
Published February 18, 2019 at 5:34 PM
TreesLouisville to plant 140 trees at Newburg Middle School
The ongoing partnership with JCPS has seen over 2,500 trees planted across 42 campuses over the last three years.
Published February 18, 2019 at 3:48 PM
Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut
After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.
Published February 17, 2019 at 1:07 AM
Rajon Rondo gifts new shoes to high achieving students at new JCPS school
A Louisville native turned NBA star gave an assist to some students at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy.
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Waggener football coach fired for ‘inappropriate communications’ with female student
Jordan Johnson, the head football coach and social studies teacher, was fired Jan. 24.
One year after Parkland, local schools still focused on safety
School systems in Clark and Floyd counties have increased building security through upgrades to technology and updated safety procedures, and several have added extra school resource officers.
Central High School inducts Hon. Denise Clayton into its Hall of Fame
Judge Denise Clayton is the first African American to be chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the second highest court in the Commonwealth.
Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says
After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.
Published February 13, 2019 at 8:54 AM
JCPS: Additional mental health support is a go, Gilmore Lane parents still fight, and more
Did you miss Tuesday’s board meeting for Jefferson County Public Schools? Here’s your recap.
Published February 12, 2019 at 11:06 PM
Purse missing since 1950s found at site of old Indiana high school
Renovations for a new elementary school in downtown Jeffersonville have unearthed a purse that had been lost for more than 60 years.
John P. Wise
Published February 12, 2019 at 10:17 PM
Oldham County teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old former student
Police say a current Oldham County Schools teacher is charged with having sex with a student she met while teaching at a Meade County middle school.
Published February 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM
UofL’s Optimal Aging Institute to be renamed after receiving major gift
The institute will be renamed the Trager Family Institute for Optimal Aging.
Published February 11, 2019 at 2:22 PM
Fairdale High students dismantle a trapped car
Fairdale High School students dismantled and removed a car trapped inside the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana building.
Published February 11, 2019 at 1:43 PM
New snow leopard arrives at Louisville Zoo
Barren County officer shot early Saturday morning
FORECAST: Weekend Alert Days: Flooding and severe weather
IU Suffers Another Toss Loss at #21 Iowa
KY Lt. governor honors teen killed in crash during police chase
Dozens attend vigil to remember victims of deadly shooting in Elizabethtown
Kentucky teacher surprised with Milken Educator Award
A teacher was surprised with an award dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” on Monday.
Published February 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM
$4 million pledge to benefit Simmons College
Millions of dollars will go toward renovation and an endowment fund for a Louisville college.
Published February 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM
Iroquois High makes ACT accessible for students with free food and transportation
Iroquois High School is removing barriers that might be in a student’s way when it comes to taking the ACT.
Published February 8, 2019 at 7:23 PM
JCPS bus monitor accused of hitting child appears in court
Court documents said Daniel Barry, 68, slapped a 4-year-old who refused to sit down in her seat.
Published February 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM
Celebrities, state leaders visit KY school for Black History Month
Students in Hardin County learned black history has been written, but it’s not done.
Published February 8, 2019 at 4:54 PM
Charlestown schools help raise money to send SRO to D.C. to honor fallen Sgt. Ben Bertram
The small community and its schools are rallying behind their brothers in blue again.
Published February 7, 2019 at 7:41 PM
JCPS bus monitor arrested, accused of hitting 4-year-old girl in face
Police were able to verify what happened through a surveillance video on the bus.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Social media post prompts extra patrols at 2 Greater Clark County Schools
A notice about the situation was sent to parents around 6:30 a.m.
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Published February 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Mandatory JCPS implicit bias training for teachers combats race issues
Fixing gaps in achievement and discipline between black and white students is a core goal of the JCPS racial equity plan.
Published February 6, 2019 at 1:19 AM
Kenwood Elementary named 2019 state school of character
Kenwood Elementary is the only school in Kentucky to earn the distinction.
Published February 5, 2019 at 7:10 PM
Indiana bill could halt plan for free college through Jeffersonville’s Promise
If the new bill is passed, it could threaten to derail a new program called Jeffersonville's Promise, which seeks to provide a free college education for Jeff High graduates.
Published February 5, 2019 at 6:36 PM
JCPS announces new ways to report bullying
Two new ways to report bullying have been implemented by Jefferson County Public Schools.
Published February 5, 2019 at 10:33 AM
Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’
Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.
Published February 5, 2019 at 3:27 AM
Kindergarten bill creates buzz in community
Indiana lawmakers are debating a bill that’s creating a lot of conversation in our community. House bill 1408 requires parents to enroll their students in kindergarten at the age of five.
Published February 4, 2019 at 6:37 PM
Sports writer Billy Reed donates a career-spanning collection to Bellarmine University
Reed donated his collection of memorabilia and publications spanning his career, starting in 1959.
Published February 1, 2019 at 10:47 PM
Community members weigh in on possible West Clark school district split
After a unanimous school board vote to split the district into Silver Creek and Borden-Henryville, much of West Clark is left waiting.
Published January 31, 2019 at 6:30 PM
JCPS satellite offices provide access to resources in Shawnee and West Louisville
The district is taking a new approach to get resources into the communities that need them most -- bringing Jefferson County Public Schools’ staff members closer to parents.
Published January 29, 2019 at 11:11 PM
Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures
Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.
Published January 29, 2019 at 6:41 PM
Weapon found at Atherton High School
The student was charged and is being disciplined according to JCPS policies.
Published January 29, 2019 at 6:12 PM
Newcomer Academy students visit Louisville Collegiate School
Fourteen different countries were represented.
Published January 29, 2019 at 5:39 PM
JCPS to host 2 job fairs
Jefferson County Public Schools will hold two job fairs to fill various positions.
Published January 29, 2019 at 1:03 PM
Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say
The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.
Published January 29, 2019 at 6:17 AM
‘This is deeper than words on a wall:’ OCHS parent wants racism issue addressed
Shavonda Williams was taking her daughter Bryyann to cheer practice Saturday when they came across the racist messages.
Published January 28, 2019 at 11:14 PM
Racial, sexual graffiti removed at Oldham County High School
In addition to the graffiti, the vandals also painted the names of two school assistant principals.
John P. Wise
Published January 28, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says
The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.
Published January 28, 2019 at 2:54 AM
Inaugural class of DuBois Academy students shine in first semester
While the school focuses on character development, the numbers show its students are becoming better test takers.
Published January 25, 2019 at 6:47 PM
KY offering student loan forgiveness to teachers
The goal is to attract top talent, a diverse workforce and teachers with experience.
Published January 24, 2019 at 10:38 PM
JCPS leaders take action in response to rise in student suicides
With eight suicide deaths in the JCPS community this school year, district leaders are taking big steps to combat bullying and address mental health issues.
Published January 24, 2019 at 9:05 PM
3 juveniles taken into custody following Kentucky school threat
Three juveniles are in police custody after they allegedly made threats against Carroll County Schools.
Published January 24, 2019 at 8:59 AM
Marshall County Community still trying to heal one year after school shooting
Two students were killed and 21 others were hurt. The community is still healing, trying to remain “Marshall Strong.”
Published January 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM
JCPS sees more growth than any other district in second year of MAP assessment
MAP testing is done several times over the school year and tracks how a student is progressing.
Published January 23, 2019 at 6:52 PM
JCPS says there are resources for bullying victims
A parent of a 10-year-old boy has announced plans to sue the district claiming bullying drove her son to suicide.
Published January 23, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Brown School competes in Follett Challenge
A Jefferson County Public School has a chance to win up to $60,000 in an education contest, but they need votes to make it happen.
Published January 23, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Families of students shot at Marshall County High School sue district
The suit is being filed by the families of Dalton Keeling, Mary Bella James, Gage Smock and Bailey Holt.
Published January 23, 2019 at 12:58 AM
JCPS board reviews community feedback from facilities plan
Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said the growing pains will be worth it.
Published January 22, 2019 at 11:47 PM
New JCPS satellite office opens in Shawnee neighborhood
The satellite office will offer tutoring, student employment assistance, and homeless assistance through community partnerships.
Published January 22, 2019 at 7:01 PM
Covington Catholic trip has some Louisville schools reviewing policies
Some Louisville-area Catholic schools are responding to the incident, as they also took groups to Washington D.C. for the March for Life event.
Published January 22, 2019 at 5:54 PM
Parents not fazed by local district’s decisions after winter weather
Bullitt County teachers and students didn't get the extra sleep some of them were hoping for Tuesday morning. But Jefferson County Public Schools were on a 2-hour delay.
Published January 22, 2019 at 5:18 PM
JCPS will offer apprenticeships to students, expanding Academies of Louisville
Through the Academies of Louisville, more than 17,000 students at 14 different JCPS schools have the opportunity for on-the-job learning at a variety of workplaces.
Published January 18, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Some Brown School parents want better communication and security
A gun found right next door to the J. Graham Brown School still has some parents feeling uneasy. While the school was checked, some parents said security and communication could use improvement.
Published January 18, 2019 at 5:11 PM
JCPS holds racial equity forum
Parents in the Shawnee neighborhood learned more Thursday night about a plan to create racial equity in Jefferson County Public Schools.
Published January 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM
Charlestown High Principal tapped as GCCS interim superintendent
The Greater Clark County School District will soon have a new leader at the helm. Charlestown High School Principal Mark Laughner is being tapped to take over as interim superintendent.
Published January 17, 2019 at 7:46 PM
Case of whooping cough reported at preschool in Oldham County
The Oldham County Health Department made the announcement about the illness at Cadence Academy Preschool in Crestwood on Thursday afternoon.
Published January 17, 2019 at 4:58 PM
Multiple Kentucky school districts cancel Friday classes due to illness
The district made the move as an effort to slow spreading of the illness.
Published January 17, 2019 at 4:07 PM
Education Commissioner visits local schools to improve post secondary accomplishments
Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis visited Bernheim Middle School, Lebanon Junction Elementary and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center Thursday.
Published January 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM
Partnership between JCPS and Simmons College will increase minority teachers, help black students succeed
Statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research show black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are 13 percent more likely to enroll in college.
Published January 15, 2019 at 12:45 AM
Education Commissioner announces Student Ambassador Initiative
The new initiative gets students to come up with ways they can serve their community and peers educationally.
Published January 14, 2019 at 12:18 AM
JCPS teacher accused of aggressively restraining student fired
Nancy Downs was fired from her position at Trunnell Elementary.
Published January 11, 2019 at 10:29 PM
Holcomb’s budget plan for education draws praise, criticism
The Senate Democrats' budget leader said Holcomb’s proposal won’t be able to boost teacher pay and that it doesn’t get schools ahead of the inflation rate.
Published January 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM
JCPS’ new pop up celebration encourages students to go to school
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts was the first stop for the campaign.
Published January 11, 2019 at 1:53 PM
‘Backpack of Success Skills' helps students stand out, show-off what they’ve learned
The JCPS Backpack of Success Skills: We got to see it in action on Thursday as a few seniors at Moore High School presented their defenses to the eighth-grade students
Published January 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Senate Education Committee passes SB3; bill moves to floor
State lawmakers on Thursday debated a bill that some believe could hurt public education and pave the way for charter schools.
Published January 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM
Gilmore Lane Elementary teachers, parents express concerns over JCPS facilities plan
Jefferson County Public School leaders say they are planning to build three new schools, which would impact 11 schools.
Published January 9, 2019 at 9:22 PM
JCPS passes racial equity plan to add diversity to the classroom
The plan includes the hiring of 128 additional teachers and 31 administrators of color.
Published January 8, 2019 at 11:01 PM
GCCS prepares for superintendent search
Andrew Melin resigned as superintendent in December; his last day was Jan. 2. His sudden intent to leave shocked many in the district.
Published January 8, 2019 at 6:09 PM
Many return to school on Monday following Winter Break
After two weeks off to celebrate the holidays, many students will be returning to school on Monday.
Published January 6, 2019 at 11:22 AM
State extends key deadline for JCPS to find special education chief
JCPS was supposed to hire a Chief for Exceptional Child Education Services by Jan. 1, 2019.
Published December 28, 2018 at 12:09 AM
Do schools have a legal obligation to keep students safe? JCPS says no in case of critical preschool teacher
When you send your preschooler to school, you expect them to be kept safe. But one family said the behavior of their daughter’s first teacher caused severe anxiety and behavior issues.
Published December 20, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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