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  Senate Bill 8: Beshear will require schools to arm resource officers

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that he’ll sign Senate Bill 8 into law, meaning schools across the state will be required to arm their resource officers.

West Point Independent School District to merge with Hardin Co. Schools

  AG Daniel Cameron inspires students at Minor Daniels Academy

Mitch McConnell announces $4 million UofL apprenticeship program grant

‘Just Say Whoa’ program aimed at putting an end to school bullying

Draft of terms for JCPS school safety officers discussed at board meeting

More than 300 students take part in Kentucky Derby Festival art contest

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  8 Madison Consolidated HS students hospitalized in 4 days with similar symptoms

Notre Dame Academy helps families after abrupt daycare closure

Bullitt County student leaders promoting kindess around the school

  Groups call for JCPS board member to resign over ‘racially insensitive, if not racist’ comments

Teachers no longer penalized for lower ILEARN scores

Swimmers channel spirit of Muhammad Ali in Stingrays scholar program

Teacher surprised with National Board Certification pin

Several people gathered inside a fourth-grade classroom to surprise the teacher.

  Portland Christian School robotics team invention helps accessibility in community

Are your smarter than the Portland Christian School robotics team?

Health clinic for students opens inside PRP High School

The clinic will begin offering dental services in August.

  Superintendent of New Albany-Floyd County schools hopeful voters choose to raise property taxes

Board President Elaine Murphy said the referendum is about preventing tragedy in schools.

Brown School on heightened security

3 KY schools could win fitness centers

KY House sends bill requiring SROs be armed to Gov. Beshear’s desk

  Bill to outlaw spanking, paddling in Kentucky schools moves to Senate

  Make Ends Meet: Sugar daddies help Kentucky, Indiana sugar babies get through college debt-free

WAVE Country school closures

JCPS announces new teacher residency program

JCPS has come up with a new plan to increase the number of teachers in low-performing, urban schools, especially teachers of color.

  Firefighters teach cooking safety at high school

Louisville Fire & Rescue partnered with the culinary program at Iroquois High School.

Bill to require armed officers in Ky. schools one vote away from clearing legislature

The bill passed the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

Two WAVE Country school districts closed this week due to illness

Washington County Schools and Taylor County Schools both expect to reopen on Monday, Feb. 10.

  Scott County School District 1 offers support to students after classmate’s death

"Any crisis, what we're feeling as adults, it's magnified by our students,” Superintendent Trevor Jones said.

Trilogy Health Services investing $5 million into new JCPS student training program

The goal is for Trilogy to hire 200 Kentucky high school students each year through the program.

  Investigator: Trimble County High School student, 17, told friends he was dating teacher while on school bus

Alexandra Lawhorn, 23, turned herself in to police Thursday morning.

Gun found in Shelby County High School student’s backpack

The gun was reportedly never used in a threatening manner.

JCPS considering property tax increase

With decaying schools and a need for school security officers, Jefferson County Public Schools is looking at a plan to increase revenue.

  ‘No place for shooter games in our schools’: Fortnite banned from Ky. high school esports

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has banned the game from all esports competitions in the state.

Meade County High School student earns perfect score on ACT

High school students in the United States take the ACT for college admissions

  Sex talks possibly headed to K-12 classrooms

One Kentucky lawmaker wants to require sex education in schools starting in Kindergarten.

  Black Achievers Program propels students to success

The Black Achievers Program is known for its impact in the lives of local children, from spring break college tours, community service projects, leadership training, ACT workshops and more.

Meyzeek Middle School transforms gym for student-run health fair

Meyzeek students put on a health fair each year.

Rival JCPS schools battle it out in video gaming tournament

The tournament coordinator said for teams to succeed together, players must have excellent communication skills.

  Hundreds of nursing jobs opening up in Kentucky for nursing, medical students

Securing a job after graduating from college is one of the life's big stresses. However, that may not be an issue for those on the medical track in Kentucky.

4 students arrested after gun found at PRP High School

Four students were arrested after a gun was found in a backpack at a local high school Friday.

St. Leonard Catholic School families discuss future after school closure announcement

Families were notified of the school closure via email on Friday.

Lawsuit filed over expulsion of Whitefield Academy student with rainbow birthday cake

Kimberly Alford filed the lawsuit Thursday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of her daughter, Kayla Kenny.

  JCPS students vie for invitations to Aspen Ideas Festival

Dozens of Jefferson County Public Schools students are learning about leadership and teamwork.

  JCPS offers tips to parents wanting to report crimes against their kids

A mom spoke to WAVE 3 News after her son told her he was sexually assaulted by his classmate at Atkinson Academy Friday.

  JCPS eyes March vote on final in-house security plan

Another meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 4 to continue the discussion.

  St. Leonard Community School set to close, 120 students scrambling to find new school

The school caters to gifted students, who may need a little more educational assistance.

Pike County teen meets with President Trump on behalf of religious student organizations

Emily Chaney is a sophomore at East Ridge High School.

Axed Kentucky Board of Education members withdraw lawsuit against Beshear, plan to re-file in U.S. District Court

They are preparing to re-file as they partner with the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

  State recommends removing several JCPS principals deemed ‘unfit to lead turnaround efforts’

Leadership assessments of several low-performing JCPS schools conducted by the Kentucky Department of Education determined principals at six schools are unfit to lead.

  Community sounds off against land being considered for new JCPS middle school

District 7 Board Member Chris Brady said the building would have seats for about 1,000 students.

Closets for Good: Helping students succeed at Moore High School

The closet is filled with items that will help minimize distractions for students so they can focus on learning.

JCPS celebrates apprentice program growth

JCPS is the biggest provider of registered apprenticeship programs in Kentucky.

  Whitefield Academy defends decision to expel student after picture of rainbow sweater, birthday cake

Whitefield Academy is defending its decision to expel freshman student Kayla Kenney after a photo of the teen surfaced on social media showing her wearing a rainbow sweater with a colorful birthday cake.

  Rainbow shirt and cake a ‘lifestyle violation,’ student expelled from private school

The private school claims the picture is the latest in two years’ worth of “lifestyle violations”.

  JCPS planning to change how students are assigned to schools

JCPS found out that parents want their children in schools closer to their homes.

Drive the Future: JCPS looking for more bus drivers, monitors

Jefferson County Public Schools is hosting a job fair Wednesday to recruit new employees.

  Local teen produces song to raise awareness about suicide prevention

Jackson Snelling is using his talent to talk about something that many struggle with: Depression and suicide.

  Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would require student resource officers to be armed

Sen. Max Wise said the bill was prompted by a debate in the state’s largest school district: JCPS.

Ballard HS stadium demolition begins

The old cement bleachers that were deemed unsafe last year are now on their way out.

Teacher in Iroquois High School fight video resigns

In a WAVE 3 News exclusive Troubleshooter investigation, it was revealed that the teacher had called for security twice before the incident took place. She said no one came to her rescue.

Bill would require all districts to add cameras to school bus stop arms

And as Kentucky legislators convene this month, a new bill up for consideration is aimed at holding drivers accountable and keeping children safer.

Free GED tests now available in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced Tuesday that the GED is now free for Kentuckians to take.

  JCPS to build new middle school in eastern part of district

Kentucky’s largest school district is growing, so school leaders are making plans for new facilities.

Louisvillian kids learn about Kwanzaa at Cabbage Patch Settlement House

Kwanzaa is the African American holiday celebrated over seven days during the winter.

Investigation into re-assigned JCPS custodian picks up steam

An investigation is continuing into a JCPS custodian who was recently re-assigned from Hite Elementary with the school’s principal telling parents to talk with their children.

  JCPS custodian reassigned following allegations of inappropriate behavior

A JCPS custodian has been reassigned from an elementary school following allegations of inappropriate behavior involving a juvenile.

YouthBuild Louisville receives $1.5 million grant

Governor Andy Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth, and Mayor Greg Fischer joined forces Monday to announce the donation.

Report: More women are in medical school than men right now

Male doctors still outnumber female doctors by 64 percent to 36 percent, but that could be changing, too.

  Iroquois High students, new principal eager to change perception of school

Iroquois High School had a tough start to the semester, but it's ending it with a new leader who is committed to making a difference.

  Teachers corroborate whistleblower claims following Troubleshooter investigation into JCPS

Following an exclusive WAVE 3 News investigation, several teachers and educators contacted the Troubleshooters to say they've been told not to write up or suspend students who get in trouble.

JCPS application period ends Dec. 18

According to JCPS officials, all incoming kindergartners, new students, students who have a change of address or students who want to be considered for magnet programs should apply by midnight on Dec. 18.

  JCPS leaning toward arming school safety officers

A survey sent to middle and high schools showed 90% of teachers want an SRO in their school.

  Whistleblower: JCPS officials tell administrators not to suspend

A JCPS administrator told us there is a lack of discipline for certain behaviors, and that it is intentional.

Indiana University could make SAT, ACT tests optional

Indiana University could soon stop requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their college applications.

  Former Cardinals, NFL star Deion Branch earns degree from UofL

Eighteen years after leaving UofL, Branch received his diploma thanks in large part to the Cardinal Degree Completion program.

‘They were fighting by the wells’: Refugee students write book about getting clean water

The book is part of a collaboration with the non-profit organization WaterStep.

PRP High School staff member injured during ‘altercation among students’

The staff member was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

  Beshear, Board of Education battle fires up; new board could terminate commissioner Thursday

Ten of the 11 current Board of Education members filed for a temporary restraining order, but it was denied.

  Beshear appoints new Kentucky Board of Education, current board files lawsuit

Just hours into his administration, Gov. Andy Beshear signed his first executive order, replacing the board of education appointed by former governor Matt Bevin.

Fayette County education board suing vaping, e-cigarette companies

On Thursday night members of the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to file a lawsuit against the manufactures, distributors and retailers of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices and products.

  Olmsted Academy South students organize Puppy Room fundraiser

Students at Olmsted Academy South organized a Puppy Room for their classmates Wednesday.