By Ken Selvaggi WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager
Jefferson County Public Schools can become one of the top urban school districts in America. That‘s the assessment of an independent team of 25 expert auditors who have spent nearly nine months evaluating the school system's curriculum and organization.
The auditors said JCPS schools are more effective than the general public believes and with the right tools the school district and community have the capacity to be among the best.
The auditors were encouraged by a determination to acknowledge deficiencies and to fix them.
Specific plans to do that include improving the scope of the written curriculum in core academic areas at the middle and high school levels and institutionalizing instructional best practices for that curriculum; designing and implementing a coordinated, system wide professional development program that supports the curriculum; and utilizing the district's classroom space more efficiently.
There are several more and we encourage the district to move forward quickly to implement the recommendations and applaud them for asking for the input.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:06:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The name of the woman killed in a crash Tuesday night between a motorcycle and a car has been released. The coroner's office said Stacey R. Allen, 48, died from multiple injuriesMore >>
The crash happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday at Bluegrass Avenue and Taylor Boulevard when a car making a left turn struck a motorcycle.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedMore >>
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:46:12 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One person was killed in a crash along I-65 in Bullitt County near the 110 mile marker. The accident occurred overnight. According to police, the driver was heading south whenMore >>
One person was killed in a crash along I-65 in Bullitt County near the 110 mile marker.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:04:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Former Roman Catholic priest James Schook did not appear before a judge Wednesday as expected. Instead, an attorney for Schook said the stage four skin cancer patient was in hisMore >>
James Schook did not appear before a judge Wednesday as expected. Instead, an attorney for the former Roman Catholic priest said the stage four skin cancer patient was in his final days of life, and thus incompetent to stand trial.More >>