Education

  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.

Planet Fitness offering free summer memberships for teens

  JCTC graduates ‘go pro’ by signing with local manufacturing companies

SC school district considering a four-day school week

Custom cardboard boats hit the water for annual Jeffersontown High regatta

Coach Mack’s Corner gets Crums Lane Elementary students excited about reading

  JCPS board approves controversial reorganization plan, $1.7B budget

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  UofL President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi celebrates one year on the job

  Sneaker designs score $10,000 for school’s art program

Registration Now Open for JCPS Literacy & Summer Camps

Newcomer Academy students help plant vegetable gardens

School of Rock students host classic rock concert for Mother’s Day

UofL celebrates largest graduating class in decades

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.

  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.

JCPS, NCFL partner to host Community Jamborees across Jefferson County

Free community jamborees are scheduled across Jefferson County.

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.

GCCS board approves use of metal detectors in schools

  Lawsuit claims school officials prevented woman from breastfeeding infant daughter

  Corydon senior named National Merit Scholar, ready to attend Princeton University

St. Matthews Library reopens following months-long renovation process

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

President of St. Xavier High School passes away after battle with cancer

Resource officer says he thought a shooting was being planned at Valley High School last month

A school resource officer testified Wednesday that he feared a shooting was being planned at a local high school last month.

Student stabbed at Kentucky high school

A student was stabbed at a Kentucky high school, investigators said Wednesday.

Bevin could call special session to focus on pension

Lawmakers have not been given official notice but there are rumblings in Frankfort Governor Matt Bevin will call the session for May 6.

KY Teacher of the Year skips White House ceremony to protest Trump administration’s policies

Two state teachers of the year, including one from Louisville, have skipped a White House ceremony to protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s education policies.

DuPont Manual tops list of Kentucky’s best high schools

Four more schools in WAVE Country are also ranked in the Top 10.

  Should JCPS principals lacking ‘capacity to lead’ according to KDE audit be let go?

A new report finds two more Jefferson County Public Schools principals at low-performing schools are not meeting leadership expectations.

  Imagination springs to life in new Portland writing center

My Morning Jacket front man Jim James and friends are bringing the power of the pen to Louisville’s Portland neighborhood and inspiring young children.

  JCPS talent and girl power from around the world on display at VEX Robotics competition

Two years ago, female involvement was at 24%. Now, it’s at 37%.

  Audubon Elementary students rewarded with pop up party for good attendance

The Every Day Counts initiative at Jefferson County Public Schools rewards students for good attendance.

St. X president diagnosed with cancer

The man who has led St. Xavier High School for nearly two decades announced in an email he is taking leave to face colorectal cancer.

  Bevin blasts Kentucky teachers again, says sickouts are to blame for girl being shot

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin took another swipe at Kentucky teachers Thursday, claiming their recent sickouts were to blame for the shooting of a young girl.

Mock DUI crash reminds students of dangers of drunk, distracted driving

With prom season just around the corner, LMPD officers provided an important reminder to students to avoid distracted driving.

Cecilia Valley Elementary could eventually include more grade levels

Cecilia Valley opened in January 2018.

  Vex Robotics Championship welcomes global competitors to Louisville

From places like New Mexico and New jersey to Colombia and China, competitors hail from 60 different countries.

  Clarksville teachers call for higher teacher pay during Red For Ed walk-in

"You gave us no choice; you made us use our teacher voice," teachers called out in front of Clarksville Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

Help Atherton High win $75K for their art department

You can vote once a day through May 3.

Flash Dads encourage students at Louisville elementary school

Leaders at the school say it's support like this from the community that shows the kids what life's all about.

  JCPS talks tentative budget for 2019-2020

The overall budget for Jefferson County Schools next year is set at over $1.7 billion.

JCPS teacher resigns following fight with student that went viral

Cell phone video showed Waggener High School math teacher Charmaine Cureton confronting a girl in her class who swore at her.

  Ad campaign targets teen vaping in Kentucky

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has announced the start of a peer-education campaign that will aim to disprove the idea that using electronic cigarettes is safe and harmless.

Safety City celebrates 25 years of safety lessons for kids

The model city is equipped with a railroad crossing, battery-powered cars and working traffic lights.

Betsy DeVos discusses school choice alongside Governor Bevin in Lexington

Devos is pushing a proposal that includes a federal tax credit for donations to a scholarship fund for private schools.

  Waggener High teacher reassigned while district investigates fight with student

Cell phone video shows math teacher Charmaine Cureton confronting a girl in her class who swore at her.

  Indiana, Kentucky governors push for more resources to help kids graduate, succeed

A program that helps at-risk students graduate and build a better future may soon grow.

  Study: Drivers can save by pumping gas on specific days

The average gas price in the U.S. is up 50 cents per gallon since January, Gas Buddy reported, noting prices could continue to soar through Memorial Day.

Control of public education boards debated in KY Supreme Court

The battle in Frankfort continues over whether Gov. Matt Bevin can use executive action to overhaul state boards that oversee public education.

  More school districts receive subpoenas from Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Five Kentucky school districts have received subpoenas from the state Labor Cabinet this week regarding teacher sickouts during the legislative session.

State subpoenas JCPS teacher sickout records

The Bevin administration has subpoenaed records from JCPS regarding last month’s teacher sickouts across the district.

Form and Function program teaches JCPS students about art, engineering

The Form and Function program uses the Louisville Water Tower and how it works to teach research and design.

  Jeffersonville celebrates naming of new downtown elementary school

Crews are busy working to build a new elementary school in downtown Jeffersonville. And now, that school has a name.

West End School students graduate from national leadership development program

The A-TEAAM is specifically for middle-school aged males of color. It is named for civil rights leader Medgar Evers and promotes scholarship, justice and peace.

  High school students get hands-on teaching on dangers of drunk driving

This time of year, around Thunder Over Louisville and prom season, impaired driving tragedies seem to happen all too often.

KDE gives JCPS schools mixed review; district announces key hire

The Kentucky Department of Education issued a mixed review of several JCPS schools Tuesday, citing a culture of hope and promise at some but also describing two principals who are unfit to lead.

  JCTC opens ‘The Hub’ to provide food, resources for students

A study conducted by the school showed that one in five students at JCTC have experienced some form of food insecurity over the past year.

JCPS opens kindergarten readiness camp registration

Camp Ready4K will be held July 11 through July 31, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at various Louisville locations.

  Report finds Indiana lagging behind neighboring states in education funding, teacher pay

A recent study found Indiana is below the national average and area states when it comes to funding schools and paying teachers.

  Middle schooler paints restrooms with meaningful phrases to raise classmates’ self-confidence

Anna Schoonover said through her conversations with friends in between classes, she came to realize how many girls struggle with self-esteem.

UK president says school will cover controversial mural; students end protest

University of Kentucky leadership and student protesters have reached a deal to end the protesters’ hunger strike.

Judge rules against NKY student in lawsuit over chicken pox vaccine

The judge ruled in favor of the health department Tuesday saying they can ban students who are not vaccinated from school and extra curricular activities.

Measure that would have required citizenship-test passage for HS diplomas shot down in Indiana

The proposed new graduation requirement had been approved by the Senate, but the House Education Committee eliminated it.

St. Francis School expanding in downtown Louisville

They plan to build a facility for basketball, volleyball, weightlifting and fitness.

Heuser Hearing & Language Academy gets $200,000 gift

Every dollar goes directly to the students.

  KY Education Commissioner: ‘I’m not referring the names of the teachers that I have to anyone’

On the last day of the legislature, JCTA and the Kentucky Department of Education asked teachers to stay in school, and they did.

  Longer JCPS school year brings shorter summer for seasonal businesses

Summer camps and businesses that employ students are facing a wave of rescheduling.

  Unions: Don’t listen to ‘rogue’ social media groups on sickout

JCTA said certain social media groups are spreading false information about sickouts and muddying the waters.

Education commissioner urges teachers to use personal, not sick leave for protests

Lewis sent a memo to 10 superintendents whose district was temporarily closed due to a high number of teacher absences.

  Louisville families learn valuable skills in free technology program

Graduates are leaving with skills that will help them get better jobs and earn more money.

Oldham Co., Bullitt Co. schools set graduation dates

Ceremonies for both school districts will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  JCPS, other districts send list of sickout teachers to state officials

Teachers across the state staged sickouts to attend protests in Frankfort of bills they believed would hurt public education.

High school students show support to Muslim community

A group of Valley High School students are showing their support for the Muslim community, a week after the deadly attack in New Zealand.

Positively WAVE: Principal spends entire Friday on treadmill

A JCPS principal spent the entire school day on a treadmill Friday, all for a good cause.

Jefferson County students show off aquaponics system at Hazard Middle School

Students from Western Middle School were in Hazard on Friday, sharing the work they're doing with aquaponics.

Bullitt County school board joins JCPS in asking state to drop request for teachers’ names

The two districts have aligned themselves against the state, standing with teachers.

  Silver Creek High students create Kentuckianapoly board game with local businesses

The project teaches students business, finance and sales skills, all through one little game.

  Bullitt County students building catapults for competition

Before they begin building their full-scale catapults, they took their prototypes to First Build for feedback.

  Lewis doubles down on request for names of sickout teachers, says ‘no disciplinary action will be taken’

Tuesday, the JCPS board issued a resolution asking Education Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis to withdraw his request for that list of names.

  Clarksville Community Schools sends ads to draw in students to district

Indiana allows parents to choose which district to send their children, and that makes the market competitive.

  Oldham County Schools teach students to aim for happiness ahead of success

A book has opened a new way of life for students at Oldham County Schools. The district is pushing a new way of thinking and living.