Education

GCCS board votes in favor of nearly $6 million in budget cuts, closure of two schools

The approval came following a series of objections from parents, teachers, coaches and bus drivers who urged board members to postpone their vote.

  UofL alumnus performs ‘Taps’ at presidential inauguration ceremony

JCPS teachers to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Justice Now: JCPS launches program teaching students how to use voices for change

  Bus stop drop offs within JCPS could be different if in-person classes resume

  JCPS teacher turns inauguration into learning lesson for students

  JCPS hopeful for in-person instruction in mid-March following completed vaccinations

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JCPS votes to allow winter sports to begin practice, competition

  Greater Clark County Schools proposes $6 million in budget cuts; closure of two schools

JCPS employees to start getting COVID vaccines next week

  Barret Middle Schoolers start sock donation drive for those in need

  Oldham Co. parents with sick children want better virtual learning options for all students

  Some Kentucky teachers already vaccinated despite February’s scheduled rollout plan

  When can Indiana teachers be vaccinated under the state’s new plan?

Last week, the state rolled out a new priority list that left teachers in limbo.

  Oldham County athletes, parents hold ‘Let Us Play’ rally advocating to play winter sports

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across Kentucky, Oldham County athletes and parents raised their voices to get back on the field of play.

  UofL begins first day of spring semester amid pandemic

Some students said they are glad to be back on campus, adding it’s bringing back a sense of normalcy.

  ‘Let Them Learn’: More than 1,300 JCPS parents want in-person learning option for kids

The group members stated they want more involvement in meetings and more opportunities to discuss issues face-to-face with Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio and school board members.

  JCPS nurses first district employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine

  JCPS meal distribution service back up and running for 2021

Oldham County delays return to in-person classes

  JCPS prepares for vaccine arrival, possible return to in-person instruction

  Kentucky teachers, first responders share thoughts on receiving COVID vaccines next

  JCPS reopening plan updated; vaccinations for teachers could arrive this month

  Unique technology gets local students tested for COVID-19

Parents planning on sending their kids back to in-person classes lined up at St. Francis School in Goshen, sat with their kids and then spit into a tube to get their COVID results within 48 hours.

  Spencer County parents grateful for choice as in-person classes begin

Although many students in Spencer County were excited to see their classmates, about 1/4th of them chose to stay in NTI for now.

  Ky. childcare providers want access to COVID-19 vaccine in next phase of rollout

Currently, Kentucky’s Phase 1B includes K-12 teachers, first responders and people over 70, despite the CDC’s recommendation to include several other groups including childcare staff.

  Majority of JCPS teachers, staff respond to district survey, say they will take COVID-19 vaccine

District leaders have indicated that students within Jefferson County Public Schools won’t likely return to in-person instruction until teachers are vaccinated.

JCPS food service returns

Locations will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hardin County Schools prepare to return to the classroom

The Hardin County School district is preparing to resume in-person classes on a hybrid schedule.

  Ky. schools prepare for in-person learning; some districts could resume first week in January

For students across Kentucky, the new year will bring a new semester and for many, a return to in-person instruction amid the pandemic.

Legislative package passed by Congress targets Veterans Affairs aspects like healthcare, education

A legislative package specifically targeting aspects in the veteran community passed both chambers of congress and will be sent to the president to be signed into law.

JCPS reports increase of thousands of failed courses in first semester of NTI

Records from JCPS show more students are failing across the board, with the highest increase in middle and high school students.

  Thousands of JCPS families lean on community to make it through winter break

Long lines of cars at JCPS food distribution sites Thursday left many families going home empty handed because the district ran out of food quickly.

Beshear issues new order for schools not to return until Jan. 11

It applies to all public kindergarten through 12th grade schools and is a recommendation for every private school.

  Newport teacher gives special holiday pajamas to kids in her second grade class

Newport Primary School celebrates pajama day in the second grade“Our teachers have rocked it this crazy, wild, school year. I’m really proud to say I’m part of the team.”

Hardin County Schools release date for in-person classes

Hardin County Schools released a date for when the district would welcome students back to the classroom.

High court won’t block Beshear’s order halting in-person classes at religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person, K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19.

JCPS food sites to provide food for holiday break

Families can pick up two weeks worth of food at all JCPS food sites on Thursday.

JCPS mulls return to in-person classes amid vaccine rollout

With a COVID-19 vaccine now in play, the state’s largest school district is eyeing a return to the classroom.

  JCPS schools could reopen by mid-February depending on teacher vaccination plan

Kentucky’s largest school district is counting on COVID-19 vaccinations to resume in-person classes safely in the new year.

Oldham County superintendent to retire

Superintendent Greg Schultz said he plans to retire.

  JCPS won’t begin winter sports practices Monday

The state’s largest school district announced it would not follow the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s guidance to start winter sports practices Monday.

  JCPS librarians create book doorstep delivery program during remote learning

Even though all Jefferson County Public Schools have been closed and students have been learning online since March because of the pandemic, the district’s librarians are still managing to find creative ways to get books into the hands of children.

KHSAA announces winter sports practices can resume Monday

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that winter sports practices can resume next week.

Denny Crum Hall to open at UofL in 2022

Denny Crum coached UofL to men's basketball national championships in 1980 and 1986.

  More families leaving traditional schooling amid pandemic; is it forever?

Whether it’s state-mandated shutdowns or the reversal of in-person classes, more local parents are fleeing the traditional school system and creating one of their own.

  Student mental health remains a priority as pandemic lingers

Whether you call it virtual, digital or non-traditional, one aspect of learning remotely in the middle of a pandemic is constant. It can be stressful.

  Some Kentucky teachers hopeful COVID-19 vaccine might expedite return to in-person learning

Kentucky teachers and school staff have moved up on the list of those who will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, right behind frontline workers and patients and staff at long-term care facilities.

  Kentucky teachers, school staff to be among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear advised district superintendents to create a list of staff willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Cameron continues fight to keep private, religious schools open in Kentucky

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is making his thoughts known on social media after filing a response with the Supreme Court.

Free tutoring to be provided for JCPS students

Students who are struggling with NTI can now get free tutoring to help.

Fayette County superintendent dies unexpectedly

“We ask that you keep Manny, his family, and everyone who loved him in your thoughts and prayers, while also respecting their privacy during this incredibly difficult time."

Governor Beshear encourages superintendents to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The Governor said the first available doses will go to those in long-term care facilities and health care workers. Telling superintendents Friday, he’ll make sure teachers are next in line.

  JCPS reveals long-planned student assignment plan details

Under the proposed plan, all students would be given two school choices, including one close to home, called "dual resides."

  Oldham County dad, educator writes letter begging Beshear to re-open schools

Eric Davis said he's concerned for kids statewide, both in terms of learning and their mental health.

  Snow days may be less likely as students learn remotely during pandemic

The first snow of the season has laid a light blanket across much of WAVE Country. But for many learning remotely, the prospects of a snow day are slim this year.

  Ways to get the most from your children under NTI

Some parents say Non-Traditional Instruction is not working. Here are some tips on how you can finish the semester strong.

AG Cameron files emergency application with US Supreme Court in latest move to open private, religious schools

Cameron’s office announced Monday that they have filed an emergency application with the United States Supreme Court.

Ky. AG Cameron files brief in response to appeal keeping religious, private schools closed

Cameron's brief comes in response to an appeal by Governor Beshear to keep private, religious schools closed for in-person learning.

  Beshear files appeal to keep private, religious schools closed for in-person classes

U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove made the ruling on a lawsuit initially filed by Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Danville Christian Academy on Nov. 20.

Result of audit report releases JCPS from state oversight

Commissioner Jason Glass notified JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio on Nov. 20 that intervention by the state was not necessary.

Memorial scholarship created in honor of Floyd County prosecutor Keith Henderson

A scholarship for up-and-coming Indiana prosecutors has been created to honor a Floyd County prosecutor who died back in August.

  KSU looking to move forward with $50 million dorm project

Kentucky State University is looking to move forward with plans to build a new multi-million dollar dorm on their campus.

JCPS to remain on NTI through 2020

In a letter addressed to JCPS families, the district said it plans to continue NTI through at least Jan. 4 .

  Floyd Co. homes to turn into makeshift classrooms until end of semester

The New Albany Floyd County Schools complete digital shift will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 20 and will last until the end of the semester, which is Dec. 18.

Perez-Lloyd to step down as Silver Creek superintendent

Clemen Perez-Lloyd is stepping down as superintendent of Silver Creek Community School Corp.

NAFC moving to total eLearning for rest of semester

Starting Friday, New Albany-Floyd County Schools will move to complete eLearning for the rest of the semester due to rising COVID-19 cases.

  School districts across Kentucky and southern Indiana head back to online learning

As record case numbers continue to roll in amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky and Indiana, more school districts are announcing a switch back to online learning.

  Famed Louisville chef and restaurateur teams up with JCPS to feed families

Chef Edward Lee saw a recent report that 8 million people are slipping into poverty because of the pandemic and decided to get to work.

  JCPS pushes for additional funding to support meal distribution, other services

On Tuesday, district officials said it needs more federal funding to keep JCPS' meal distribution program going.

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program aimed to help adult Kentuckians attend college

The new campaign, titled “Never Underestimate You!” hopes to raise awareness of the program for individuals seeking new opportunities in the midst of a pandemic.

  Votes on JCPS tax hike won’t count

The need to vote on the tax increase was cut, making the votes not matter at this time.

  McIntosh, Kolb win election to JCPS board

A new member will join the school board, while two current members were re-elected.

  JCPS tax increase: What a judge’s ruling means for voters at the polls

Judge Brian Edwards' revealed Friday that thousands of signatures on a petition against the tax increase were either duplicates or inaccurate and suggesting tampering.

Hardin County Schools to move to NTI

Students in Hardin County Schools will move to virtual learning next week.

JCPS announced changes for meal pick ups

Jefferson County Public Schools announced some changes for meal pickup sites.

  UofL engineering student creates design for 3D-printed COVID test swab

Senior Justin Gillham and the Lou Covid Rapid Response Team were recognized by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Thursday morning.

  JCPS remains focused on hiring teachers of color

JCPS is focusing on racial equity in the classroom, with less than a week to go before election day and an important tax increase vote.

Frazier Museum to host women’s suffrage event on Election Day

Guests will be led on guided tours of the grave sites of local suffragists at the Cave Hill Cemetery.

  JCPS to suspend regular season athletics play, tonight’s games to be played as scheduled

The decision was announced in a letter from JCPS superintendent Marty Pollio Friday morning following a data review on Thursday evening.

Bullitt County Public Schools to return to remote learning

Students will learn remotely for the week of Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.