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Mary Nixon named new chair of UofL Board of Trustees
Mary Nixon graduated from Western Kentucky University, after which she moved to Louisville, where she has lived and worked ever since.
New principal selected for Locust Grove Elementary
Child refugees get classroom experience ahead of new school year
JCPS leaders working to hire more minorities
The district says research shows having minority teachers and principals improves a child's sense of belonging.
Published July 16, 2019 at 11:08 PM
Positively WAVE: Westport Orchestra’s Rock N’ Warhawks release new video
The Westport Orchestra is one of the most rapidly growing orchestra programs in the state of Kentucky. In just two years, it has quadrupled in size, growing from 45 to 180 students.
Published July 15, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Meijer announces special teacher discount for back to school season
The retailer is offering a 15 percent teacher discount through September.
Published July 11, 2019 at 8:20 AM
Geek Squad Academy teaches students about technology
According to the Department of Labor, over 80% of jobs will use technology by 2020.
Published July 10, 2019 at 4:15 PM
Sullivan, Spalding partner to allow students to attend both schools
The partnership will allow students to complete Sullivan’s pharmacy program at an accelerated pace, while completing their Bachelor of Science degree at Spalding.
Published July 9, 2019 at 8:22 PM
Pack the Bus helps bring school supplies to students
Pack the Bus helps Clarksville Community Schools get school supplies to every child for the beginning of the school year.
Published July 9, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Positively WAVE: Westport Orchestra's Rock N' Warhawks release new video
Carroll County students explore opportunities related to ag career pathway
JCPS student with cystic fibrosis graduates high school
Anonymous donor gifts 200 ties to JCPS students ahead of graduation
Group of black JCPS employees claim discrimination, file civil suit
Go to college or eat? Rotary Club scholarships aim to help some JCPS seniors
Swastikas removed from classroom display at IU Bloomington
The artwork had been in place for more than 100 years.
Published July 9, 2019 at 6:17 PM
JCPS board member resigns
Benjamin Gies submitted his letter of resignation this morning.
Published July 1, 2019 at 11:05 AM
Mathnasium tutoring aims to sharpen Clarksville students’ math skills
There are more than 900 Mathnasium facilities nationwide, including one on Veterans Parkway.
Published June 28, 2019 at 5:26 PM
New Albany students celebrate end of summer reading program
The program gives students the opportunity to improve their reading skills and confidence during summer break.
Published June 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM
Simmons College announces new board chairman
Dr. Mark Lynn has taken over the roll of board chair, after the untimely passing of the previous board chair in April, Barney Barnett.
Published June 26, 2019 at 6:58 PM
JCPS considering tax increase for facility needs
About $1 billion is needed for necessary facility improvements and the KDE is suggesting a nickel tax to pay for it.
Published June 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM
JCPS board praises superintendent Pollio in performance review
The board gave him the highest marks for cultural leadership.
JCPS program aims to help improve student lives by teaching resilience
Bounce has improved quality of life for those in the program.
Franklin Square Elementary, new downtown Jeffersonville school takes shape
After years of decision-making and battles between parts of the community, construction on Jeffersonville’s new downtown elementary school is underway and the school is starting to take shape.
Supplies Over Seas donates $20,000 worth of medical supplies to JCPS
The use of the donated medical equipment will start during the 2019-2020 school year.
Ball State names architecture school after Wayne Estopinal
The Louisville FC founder was killed in a December 2018 plane crash, along with two others.
Published June 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM
JCPS hiring bus drivers for next school year
JCPS is looking for bus drivers and monitors.
Becca Gibson and
Published June 12, 2019 at 5:07 PM
Summer symposium keeps teachers focused on education
Thousands of educators from across the state are expected to attend throughout the three-day event.
Published June 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM
JCPS offers interpreter program for bilingual students
Just because these students can speak two languages, it doesn't mean they necessarily qualify as an interpreter.
Published June 12, 2019 at 12:43 PM
LMPD officer, Valley High SRO recognized for stopping potential school shooter
Two Louisville Metro Police Department officers were recognized for stopping an armed student suspected of planning a school shooting.
Published June 11, 2019 at 11:22 PM
JCPS rolls out Book Buggy program
Students can receive free books and more throughout June
Published June 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM
Funeral director helps to fund services for homicide victims
Some struggle without AC during the summer
Adult dancers, angry neighbors and a Louisville bar fighting to stay open
Cop Cyclists pedal their way through Indiana, honoring memory of fallen Charlestown officer
How much water do you need in the heat? Follow the 10 X 10 rule, Louisville experts say
ALERT DAYS for heat continue through the weekend
Here are some options for summer fun your kids might not know about
If you weren’t able to land one of the free Kentucky Kingdom passes this week, don’t worry. There are still plenty of things for your kids to do this summer.
Published June 11, 2019 at 1:02 PM
Christian Academy of Louisville breaks ground on renovations, expansion
Contractors broke ground Monday on the new Christian Academy of Louisville cafeteria and kitchen expansion.
Published June 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM
Brown School student graduates as small business owner
One member of the class of 2019 already has an impressive resume.
Published June 8, 2019 at 3:35 PM
Hundreds of ties donated to JCPS seniors who need them for graduation
The donor wished to stay anonymous and keep the focus on the kids.
Published June 7, 2019 at 6:14 PM
Free books available to children, teens this summer
The Jefferson County Public Schools Book Buggy will follow the School Bus Café.
Published June 7, 2019 at 1:23 PM
JCPS could soon open school focusing on needs of girls of color
According to JCPS, suspension rates are three times higher for black girls than their white peers, and black girls have the lowest sense of belonging among student groups.
Published June 6, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Indiana teachers frustrated, rushing to renew licenses before new requirements take effect
A new Indiana law requires teachers renewing their licenses to do an externship or professional development work after July 1, that would educate them on their community's work-force needs.
Published June 5, 2019 at 6:10 PM
‘Adulting 101’ class teaches students how to survive in the real world after high school graduation
The class shows graduating seniors how to do mundane tasks, that many of them may have never thought of doing themselves.
David Mattingly and
Published June 5, 2019 at 6:04 PM
Louisville Water debuts mural between Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and Field Elementary
The fence that seperates Louisville Water Company's Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and Field Elementary School is now a mural.
Published June 5, 2019 at 2:09 PM
Louisville elementary school raising money to build new, inclusive playground
It’ll cost around $25,000 for the expansion.
Published June 4, 2019 at 9:26 PM
After 7 years, Slate Run Elementary School ready for students come July
After years of construction and temporary facilities, students have a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Published June 4, 2019 at 8:25 PM
GCCS School Board approves new superintendent
Mark Laughner has served as the Interim-Superintendent since January 22, 2019.
Published June 4, 2019 at 7:32 PM
Students with perfect attendence surprised with new bikes at Coral Ridge Elementary
One student said her mom made sure she went to school every day.
Published June 4, 2019 at 5:25 PM
3 fun experiments kids can do to stay sharp over the summer
Can science and math be fun? Of course they can!
Published June 4, 2019 at 12:23 PM
Louisville creates program to train locals for tech jobs
The city hopes LouTech Works will help bring more jobs in software development, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Published June 3, 2019 at 11:16 PM
JCPS staff makes the most of makeup days
Jefferson County Public Schools’ summer break was supposed to begin Friday.
Published May 31, 2019 at 6:01 PM
GLI celebrates success of Academies of Louisville
In the program, students can earn college credits, industry certifications and get real work experience.
Published May 30, 2019 at 10:10 PM
Rotary Club will help college students pay for expenses other than tuition
Students who apply for these opportunity grants could get as much as $3,000 over a three year period.
Published May 30, 2019 at 8:16 PM
Education Commissioner: It’ll take more than money to make changes in public schools
Kentucky Education Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis spoke to Rotary Club members at their May meeting Thursday afternoon about education in the state.
Published May 30, 2019 at 7:50 PM
Education officials want your feedback to help shape future testing
Kentucky education officials want your feedback to help shape future testing for students.
Published May 30, 2019 at 3:29 PM
Former Kentucky teacher accused of sending explicit photo, video to former student
A former Madison County teacher was arrested, accused of sending an explicit photo and an explicit video to a former student.
Published May 30, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Students sign to start career straight out of school
Just like an athlete would sign a scholarship to play in college, these students signed with local businesses with a promise of a job.
Published May 30, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Flash Dads welcome students to Semple Elementary School
As they wind down the school year, Semple Elementary students were treated to a surprise Wednesday morning.
Published May 29, 2019 at 7:13 PM
How to take advantage of free, fun summer activities that promote learning in Louisville
Opportunities for kids to learn and experience news things over the summer months are available for free to Louisville families and some who live in neighboring counties.
Published May 29, 2019 at 5:45 PM
Kenwood kids learn kindness and compassion, recognized as a National School of Character
Kenwood Elementary teachers have changed the game, teaching students not only important education skills, but life skills too.
Published May 29, 2019 at 4:05 PM
NBA star Rajon Rondo funds new library at JCPS middle school
The Book Bungalow at The Academy at Shawnee is the work of the Rajon Rondo Foundation.
Published May 29, 2019 at 1:08 AM
Student who struggled to fit in wants to make school better for other transgender teens
As a freshman in high school, Andrew Johnson started his transition from female to male.
Published May 28, 2019 at 7:55 PM
Lawsuit claims 9-year-old was sexually harassed at school
Katina Jackson said her daughter had an awful school year at Coleridge Taylor because of harassment from a 7-year-old classmate.
Sarah Jackson and
Published May 28, 2019 at 6:01 PM
High school seniors walk the halls of elementary schools
The seniors also got a chance to thank their former teachers.
Published May 28, 2019 at 12:38 PM
Louisville students collect items to help homeless
The group has collected more than a thousand items including clothing and personal hygiene products.
Published May 24, 2019 at 11:42 PM
End-of-year project turns school into wax museum
Fifth-graders at Vienna-Finley Elementary School in Scottsburg dressed up and created a presentation about a famous person.
Published May 24, 2019 at 8:04 PM
Students travel abroad to honor The Kentucky Boys who died in WWI, WWII
Two classes of students at the J. Graham Brown School have been invested in research, learning everything they can about a group that’s become known as The Kentucky Boys.
Published May 24, 2019 at 7:04 PM
JCPS staff helps fund students’ college tuition
Superintendent Dr. Marty Polio created the JCPS Employee Sponsored Student Scholarship Fund at the start of the year. Some teachers donated part of their salaries to it. In exchange, it helped send their students to college.
Published May 24, 2019 at 1:53 PM
JCPS student who struggled with dyslexia will graduate as valedictorian
After being diagnosed with dyslexia as a young child, Kendahl Broyles was able to overcome her learning disability.
Published May 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Child hit by car while walking to JCPS bus
The child was hit near 10th and Jefferson streets around 8:40 a.m. Monday.
Published May 20, 2019 at 11:40 AM
Students disciplined following Atherton High fireworks scare
The prank initially was reported as a possible shooting.
Published May 17, 2019 at 9:51 PM
Planet Fitness offering free summer memberships for teens
Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign up.
Published May 17, 2019 at 9:38 PM
JCTC graduates ‘go pro’ by signing with local manufacturing companies
More than 2,000 students graduated with positions in the field of advanced manufacturing training in the last year.
Published May 17, 2019 at 6:47 PM
SC school district considering a four-day school week
According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.
Nia Watson and
Published May 17, 2019 at 5:05 PM
Custom cardboard boats hit the water for annual Jeffersontown High regatta
Some designs were successful, while others who took a risk couldn’t exactly finish the cross-pool mission smoothly.
Published May 16, 2019 at 9:34 PM
Coach Mack’s Corner gets Crums Lane Elementary students excited about reading
The idea behind the project is to turn a corner of a school’s library into a reading oasis.
Published May 16, 2019 at 9:17 PM
JCPS board approves controversial reorganization plan, $1.7B budget
In order to pay for new programs, the district had to find the funding in other places.
Sara Rivest and
Published May 15, 2019 at 8:42 PM
UofL President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi celebrates one year on the job
Bendapudi says at times it has seemed like 10 years has gone by. Others, it seems like it's only been 10 minutes.
Published May 15, 2019 at 6:58 PM
Sneaker designs score $10,000 for school’s art program
Some of the students said the fact that used art to get money for the school made the award even sweeter.
Published May 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM
Registration Now Open for JCPS Literacy & Summer Camps
Camps give students the opportunities to improve reading skills and participate in character building activities.
Published May 14, 2019 at 9:07 AM
Newcomer Academy students help plant vegetable gardens
The Hope Community Garden helps refugees plant their own vegetable gardens, so they can either sell the vegatables to make a profit, or keep them to eat.
Published May 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM
School of Rock students host classic rock concert for Mother’s Day
They performed their Abbey Road to Woodstock set for families in the audience, which included tunes by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Beatles.
Published May 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM
UofL celebrates largest graduating class in decades
More than 3,200 students were expected to get their degree this semester.
Published May 11, 2019 at 11:58 PM
UofL President to donate $75,000 raise back to the university
She’s credited with boosting morale and drumming up support for UofL in the community.
Published May 10, 2019 at 9:04 PM
Meyzeek Middle School students help launch first marshmallow astronaut into space
Ms. Buffy’s students can tell you a thing or two about making things fly.
Published May 10, 2019 at 7:16 PM
JCPS, NCFL partner to host Community Jamborees across Jefferson County
Free community jamborees are scheduled across Jefferson County.
Published May 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM
With student mental health in mind, Cincinnati-area school ditches valedictorian, salutatorian honors
The change comes after a year-long study and focus groups with students, staff, and families.
Published May 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM
GCCS board approves use of metal detectors in schools
Greater Clark County Schools is taking additional steps to make its schools safer with the introduction of several new policies.
Published May 9, 2019 at 11:29 PM
Lawsuit claims school officials prevented woman from breastfeeding infant daughter
Myranda Juarez says she was asked by a school counselor to move from the gymnasion into a private office.
Published May 9, 2019 at 8:34 PM
Corydon senior named National Merit Scholar, ready to attend Princeton University
One southern Indiana student’s academic achievements stand out from the pack as his SAT scores and hard work in the classroom have already unlocked a very bright future.
Published May 9, 2019 at 7:24 PM
St. Matthews Library reopens following months-long renovation process
The space on Grandview Avenue is now 19,000 square feet, making it the fourth largest public library in Louisville.
Published May 9, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts
A federal judge has refused to block the subpoenas issued by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts that closed some schools
Published May 9, 2019 at 5:48 PM
President of St. Xavier High School passes away after battle with cancer
Dr. Perry E. Sangalli served as President since 2001.
Published May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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