Education

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.

  JCPS leaders working to hire more minorities

  Positively WAVE: Westport Orchestra’s Rock N’ Warhawks release new video

Meijer announces special teacher discount for back to school season

Geek Squad Academy teaches students about technology

Sullivan, Spalding partner to allow students to attend both schools

Pack the Bus helps bring school supplies to students

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Swastikas removed from classroom display at IU Bloomington

JCPS board member resigns

Mathnasium tutoring aims to sharpen Clarksville students’ math skills

New Albany students celebrate end of summer reading program

Simmons College announces new board chairman

  JCPS considering tax increase for facility needs

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

JCPS hiring bus drivers for next school year

Summer symposium keeps teachers focused on education

JCPS offers interpreter program for bilingual students

  LMPD officer, Valley High SRO recognized for stopping potential school shooter

JCPS rolls out Book Buggy program

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.

Christian Academy of Louisville breaks ground on renovations, expansion

Contractors broke ground Monday on the new Christian Academy of Louisville cafeteria and kitchen expansion.

  Brown School student graduates as small business owner

One member of the class of 2019 already has an impressive resume.

  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.

Free books available to children, teens this summer

The Jefferson County Public Schools Book Buggy will follow the School Bus Café.

  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.

  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.

  ‘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.

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.

Louisville elementary school raising money to build new, inclusive playground

It’ll cost around $25,000 for the expansion.

  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.

GCCS School Board approves new superintendent

Mark Laughner has served as the Interim-Superintendent since January 22, 2019.

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.

3 fun experiments kids can do to stay sharp over the summer

Can science and math be fun? Of course they can!

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.

  JCPS staff makes the most of makeup days

Jefferson County Public Schools’ summer break was supposed to begin Friday.

GLI celebrates success of Academies of Louisville

In the program, students can earn college credits, industry certifications and get real work experience.

  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.

  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.

Education officials want your feedback to help shape future testing

Kentucky education officials want your feedback to help shape future testing for students.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

High school seniors walk the halls of elementary schools

The seniors also got a chance to thank their former teachers.

Louisville students collect items to help homeless

The group has collected more than a thousand items including clothing and personal hygiene products.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Child hit by car while walking to JCPS bus

The child was hit near 10th and Jefferson streets around 8:40 a.m. Monday.

Students disciplined following Atherton High fireworks scare

The prank initially was reported as a possible shooting.

Planet Fitness offering free summer memberships for teens

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign up.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Registration Now Open for JCPS Literacy & Summer Camps

Camps give students the opportunities to improve reading skills and participate in character building activities.

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.

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.

UofL celebrates largest graduating class in decades

More than 3,200 students were expected to get their degree this semester.

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

Greater Clark County Schools is taking additional steps to make its schools safer with the introduction of several new policies.

  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.

  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.

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.

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

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

Dr. Perry E. Sangalli served as President since 2001.