Education

JCPS students to receive report cards Monday

Middle and high school students will get their second grading period report cards.

Dr. Greg Postel pursuing fellowship

Waggener High football coach ‘reassigned’

JCPS Behavior Task Force makes recommendations to board

Seneca High students, staff grieve death of beloved school resource officer

Little Steven: Born to Inspire

ESL students create websites to showcase Hispanic heritage in Louisville

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  JCPS seeks input for changing student assignment

Business owners, teachers, parents among over a thousand supporters of suspended Louisville Male High student

Elementary students send care packages to troops overseas

Archdiocese of Louisville honors 202 school teachers

String of school bus stop accidents raises safety concerns

Get to know JCPS Board of Education District 3 candidates

  Get to know JCPS Board of Education District 6 candidates

Ahead of Tuesday’s election, we are learning more about the people who are running to represent you on the school board for Jefferson County Public Schools.

High school students watch movie about police shooting with LMPD

Police brutality and racial inequality were tough issues at the center of a conversation between teenagers at Seneca High School and local police officers.

  KY high school students create video to encourage voting, equal rights

The teens wrote and filmed a video asking voters to “vote for your conscience and for your future.”

New initiative helps to get Louisville children kindergarten ready

The program aims to shrink the word gap, especially in at-risk neighborhoods, to help those kids get ready for school and success.

WKU fraternity suspended for alcohol violations

Renovations at Zachary Taylor Elementary School revealed

Police: Man had ‘detailed plan of attack’ concerning Shelby, Anderson county schools

Potential asbestos release reported at JCPS middle school

Construction of UofL luxury student housing begins

JCPS creates group to tackle turnaround of low performing schools

Amazon to fund breakfast program at Charlestown High

The school is one of 100 in the country to receive the grant.

ACT scores improve for 2018 KY graduates

Kentucky public high school graduates have improved from 2017 in both college readiness benchmarks for English, mathematics and reading as well as average scores for all categories, according to data released by ACT.

JCPS holds first special meeting to discuss new police force

JCPS held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the parameters of its new police force.

Kids find, use their voices at Hip-Hop Summit

Hip hop music has a huge influence on many students in Louisville. Because of the connection, JCPS is implementing programs that use hip hop to help kids learn and they want the community to see how it works.

Alleged Saudi hit man has no UofL ties, school says

The University of Louisville said Thursday it has no record of a former student now reported to be a member of a Saudi assassination squad that allegedly murdered and dismembered a Washington Post columnist.

District that canceled school due to threat will be open Thursday

School officials want to find the student who made the threat so they can help that person.

  Iroquois High students share difficult pasts in published book

A group of students from Iroquois High School can now add "author" to their list of accomplishments.

Belknap Campus power outage causes UofL to cancel all Wednesday classes

All classes on UofL's Belknap Campus are canceled for the remainder of Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Olmsted North Academy facing another lawsuit

David Simmons says his son was assaulted during class at Olmsted North Academy in May.

Elizabethtown Independent Schools closed Wednesday due to threat of violence

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating.

JCPS joins Verizon innovation learning initiative

Newburg Middle School will be the first of five schools in the district to receive new tablets on Tuesday.

Bullitt County students bond with therapy dog

Students and staff at one elementary school are bonding with their new Aussie Doodle certified therapy dog.

Oldham County presents latest proposal to address elementary school overcrowding

On Monday, the Oldham County School district presented the third draft of their plan to fix overcrowding in the elementary schools.

Hundreds of students participate in annual Walk-A-Thon

Clarksville Elementary School students walked through surrounding neighborhoods during the fourth annual Walk-A-Thon.

Student lacrosse battle raises awareness of suicide prevention

The Rock the Heart event is in its 8th year.

JCPS parent hopes state graduation requirements could raise education standards

Getting a diploma in Kentucky is about to get more difficult after the state board of education approved new graduation requirements. One JCPS parent hopes the new requirements help her son's education needs.

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi inaugurated as UofL president

After four months on the job, the University of Louisville is celebrating the inauguration of its 18th President, Dr. Neeli Bendapudi.

Kentucky Attorney General Beshear talks to retired teachers

Beshear says Kentucky’s pensions can be saved.

KDE approves new graduation requirements

According to state statistics, almost half of Kentucky students do not have the necessary skills needed to graduate.

Cooking school, restaurant partner to design a better kids menu

Each week, groups of kids ages 5-to-10 years old and 10-to-15 years old meet at MESA Kids Cooking School, trading schoolbooks for chef’s aprons. Here, they learn how and what to cook.

Gov. Bevin: KY students ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ on Oct. 4

The Governor of Kentucky is encouraging students to bring their Bibles to school on Thursday, October 4.

Positively WAVE: Anonymous donation covers $10,000 loss 2 days after AMPED break-in

AMPED founder and Executive Director Dave Christopher accepted the anonymous $10,000 donation Tuesday the with tears and hugs.

  School board honors South Harrison school resource officer

A Corydon Elementary School resource officer was honored Tuesday for his actions after a man walked into the school with a pellet gun.

Wayne Lewis confirmed as Kentucky Commissioner of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education posted several tweets at about 4 p.m. that Lewis had been confirmed.

Security enhanced at Crosby Middle School due to social media threat

There was extra security at the school on Monday morning “as an added precaution,” officials said.

Kentucky Board of Education to discuss proposed graduation requirement changes

Getting a high school diploma in Kentucky might soon become a little more difficult.The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote Wednesday on new minimum high school graduation requirements.

African-American Initiative Summit held to improve JCPS

Students, teachers and others in the community looked Saturday to have a voice in creating solutions to what they said are some of Jefferson County Public Schools’ biggest issues.

Manual students shine in ‘Science Fair’

The reviews for Science Fair are in, and the critics and audiences are raving. The movie opened around the nation Friday, including in Louisville and four Manual students, past and present, are among its primary stars.

17 students stung by hornets on field trip

Sixteen of the students and the three adults were transported to Hardin Memorial on one of the school buses. One student was taken to Hardin Memorial in an ambulance.

Team of parents, teachers, students working with JCPS on racial equity

The 17 member Racial Equity Advisory Council includes parents, teachers, students, and community members.

State report shows growth in JCPS reading scores, identifies schools with achievement gaps

There’s a new system to identify the schools that need the most help as well as the schools that might be doing well overall, but have certain populations of students who need extra attention.

JCPS board outlines legislative priorities for 2019

The Jefferson County Public School board will focus on lobbying in Frankfort to accomplish some of the district’s goals.

Minor Daniels names new principal

Vaughn Little will begin his new position on October 8.

Mayor Fischer, KFC take part in Blessings in a Backpack Week

KFC will work with Blessings in a Backpack to provide hunger-free weekends for more than 400 students at J.B. Atkinson elementary school.

New report says UofL among best public universities for black students

The University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center released a report Tuesday on diversity in higher education.

High school students get hands on training at UofL

Some Central High School seniors won’t have to wait until college to get the training they need for their careers.

4 Greater Clark County Schools to resume classes on Wednesday after dismissing early on Tuesday due to water main break

Students who attend Charlestown High School, Charlestown Middle School, Jonathan Jennings Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Elementary will be dismissed.

Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Harrison County bus crash

The school bus slid off the road around 4 p.m. Monday.

  JCPS special needs teacher wins WAVE 3 News makeover

At the start of the school year, WAVE 3 News Sunrise announced a teacher makeover contest.

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.