Education

Simmons College explains what went wrong with scholarship flap

Simmons College responded publicly Thursday to the scholarship funding controversy between the college and Papa John's.

Frazier Museum, JCPS team up to help students register to vote

Papa John’s ups scholarship money to Simmons College

Kentucky students speak with NASA astronauts on Space Station

Cost Of College: Where does Kentucky rank?

JCPS student charged after bringing gun to PRP High School

  An inside look at how telemedicine is helping students at school

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JCPS students named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

  JCPS ‘votes unanimously’ to increase property taxes

  Quick action, investigation lead to charges in Scottsburg’s bomb threat hoax

Alpha Chi Omega sorority under investigation at UK

North Alabama school removes bathroom stall doors to combat vaping

New round of Indiana school safety grants vary widely

Anti-Defamation League: Kentucky ranks second for white supremacists targeting college campuses

A record number of fliers, stickers and posters filled with hate are popping up on college campuses across the country, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Blessings in a Backpack sends food home with 5,000 kids

64,000 kids in Jefferson County benefit from the federal free and reduced meal programs at school but struggle with access to food the 65 hours they're not at school.

Cultural Pass expands to year long program

Expanding the program to a year-round availability gives children and families admission to free, curriculum-based performance arts and cultural experiences that enhance academic development.

  Improving school safety in NAFC schools could mean a tax increase

One area school district wants to make your child’s school a safer place, but it would cost you more on your taxes.

Judge refuses to step aside from teacher ‘sickout’ case

Covington Schools employee resigns amid shaken child investigation

  Shelby County Public Schools prepare for first day of school after delayed start

  Local educators agree with state leaders’ call for hold harmless as ILEARN results loom

Amazon presents GCCS with large gift to support Vex Robotics program

First day of JCPS Early Childhood Programs

Weapons confirmed at JCPS Schools during first two weeks of school

The district announced Tuesday evening that they want to speed up plans for an internal police force.

  JCPS Girls of Color STEAM Academy approved by unanimous vote

At Tuesday’s Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, the board will vote on a Girls of Color STEAM Academy.

JCPS speeding up plans for internal police force

With the removal of school resource officers in 28 JCPS schools, the district is expediting plans for an internal police force.

Ballard High making plans to transport marching band to football games

The Ballard Bruins were supposed to play their first home game of the season Friday night.

BB gun, knife found in student’s backpack at PRP High School

Few details were immediately available, but a JCPS spokesman confirmed the items were found in the student’s backpack at the school.

State auditor says retirement systems not in compliance with Kentucky law

The report found ten issues relating to transparency, administration and compliance with Senate Bill 2.

  $27,000 of equipment stolen from St. Nicholas Academy, police search for suspect

The man got away with chrome books, iPad, speakers, chargers, headphones, the American Flag and more.

  Get to know newest JCPS board member Joe Marshall

The day after the Jefferson County Board of Education appointed Joe Marshall to fill the open board position, his enthusiasm is contagious.

Southern High football players honor teachers who inspire them with their away jerseys

Both teachers and students say the shared jerseys create a community within the school and create more school spirit, too.

  Jefferson County Board of Education appoints Joseph Marshall to District 4 seat

Jefferson County Board of Education appoints Joseph Marshall to District 4 seat, left vacant last month by Ben Gies.

  Teacher reassigned after Western High School student fight caught on video

The fight happened this week at Western High School, and JCPS told WAVE 3 News that the teacher who was trying to break it up is part of the investigation.

Norton Healthcare named official health care provider of Louisville Cardinals

As part of the agreement, Norton Sports Health will provide medical support for all of the university’s 23 sports programs.

Indiana University Southeast campus holds move-in day

Hundreds of freshman moved into college on Thursday, with the help of some veteran college students.

JCPS may appoint new board member at Thursday meeting

By law, JCPS must fill the open seat by mid-September.

State teachers’ union responds to Bevin’s latest jab at educators

Kentucky educators are firing back at Gov. Matt Bevin following comments he made in a radio interview, suggesting sickouts in Frankfort this year were an excuse for teachers to get a paid day off.

Student assignment committee continues work on new plan

It's one of the most controversial issues facing Kentucky's largest school district.

Sen. Todd Young promotes Tobacco To 21 Act at Floyd Central High School

U.S. Sen. Todd Young on Monday stopped at Floyd Central High School to talk about his efforts to reduce teen vaping.

  Despite previous concerns of closure, small Kentucky school to begin classes Tuesday

Just a month ago, the school was worried about filling enough faculty positions to start this school year, but Breeding says they now have what and who they need to be successful.

JCPS: Outdoor activities cancelled for all grades due to heat

Jefferson County Public Schools cancelled all outdoor activities on Monday.

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

School is now in session for germs, viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses that can make your child or you sick.

  Teen who founded local nonprofit heads to MIT

By the time she was in fifth grade, Anjali Chadha knew how to build a website and was learning programming.

More than 1,000 teachers broke Kentucky law during sickouts

The report from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary found the teachers who called in to work to protest the General Assembly violated state law against work stoppages.

Classroom turns to fake crime scene for Christian Academy students

Christian Academy students study fake mysterious death in biomedical principles class.

Mill Creek Elementary students see science in action

JCPS Students see technology and science in action through aerospace engineering lessons & rocket building.

  Clarksville police patrol bus routes, cracking down on drivers trying to illegally pass

Some drivers are ignoring the law, going right past school buses with their stop arms out.

Indiana switches up vaccine requirements for students

Students in Kindergarten through seventh grades are now required to receive two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine.

  Smoky roof fire on JCPS building quickly extinguished

A fire on the roof of a Jefferson County Public Schools building produced smoke that could be seen for miles.

Oldham County goes back to school with a need for teachers

Oldham County is now the state’s eighth largest school district.

  Teen helps save woman’s life because she learned CPR

Over the summer break, a WAVE Country teen did something amazing. She saved someone’s life.

  First day brings jitters, fun for JCPS students, teachers, administrators

It's an exciting day for many school districts across WAVE Country; around 99,000 JCPS students went back to class.

New school in NKY provides associate degrees

A new school opened in Northern Kentucky that offers students an opportunity to earn an associates degree in addition to their diploma.

Water service shutdown at Heuser Hearing Institute after water main is damaged

School officials said that school day will continue as normal but water service has been shut down to the school.

  Floyd Central football pushing back practices, requiring water breaks to beat the heat

They practice on a turf field, which gets much hotter than grass. A device tracks how hot it is outside and what the temperature is of the ground below the device.

Envirome Institute creates Louisville Data Commons, online repository for health and environment data

The web portal is hosted and governed by the Envirome Institute and is free and open to the public as a repository of information gathered about the health of the air, water and soil in Louisville.

AT&T launches ‘Believe Louisville’ initiative to improve communities

Nearly $200,000 was pledged to support education, homelessness and community programs

  Helping kids cope with back-to-school anxiety

The final countdown is on. The morning alarms will once again be going off bright and early as so many more kids around WAVE Country will be going back to school. With that comes so many emotions.

  Scott District 2 rolls out permanent plan with SROs in all 6 schools

While some school districts like JCPS are getting rid of their school resource officers, Scott County District 2 is stepping up, establishing a permanent program for SROs in schools.

  As the school year begins, 100 teaching positions open in JCPS

The school district says they’re in better shape than they were last year.

JCPS opens transportation hotline ahead of first day of school

JCPS opens 485-RIDE hotline for transportation questions ahead of first day of school.

  Local salon inspires self-confidence with free back-to-school haircuts

Owner of Bardstown Hair Salon, Cassandra Smith, has brought back her Beauty, Brains, Books Back-to-School event for the second year and this time its bigger and better than before.

Mercy Academy held mandatory CPR class for teachers

Mercy Academy in Louisville held a CPR class Friday, making sure teachers and staff are prepared.

Louisville’s catholic school teachers look ahead at upcoming school year

There are 40 catholic elementary schools and 9 high schools in the archdiocese, 700 teachers from those schools came together Friday.

Ivy Tech students selected for NASA internship

Two southern Indiana students were selected to intern with NASA.

JCPS opens hotline for transportation questions

The transportation hotline will be open starting Monday at 7 AM.

  New Shelby County school won’t be ready for classes

The brand new school in Shelby County everyone’s been looking forward to is not going to be ready for the start of classes, and it’s not even close.

  Teachers at JCPS’ Accelerated Improvement schools training for turnaround

At Byck Elementary, there’s new landscaping and work on a new secure entry is underway. But the most vital improvements are found in the heart of the school.

Oldham County students showcase hidden stories in the community

The goal of the project is to share some of the beautiful, but sometimes hidden stories in the community.

  Maple and Spring Hill start last first day of school as new downtown school nears completion

At the end of the year, school leaders will move out of the buildings and into the soon-to-be completed Franklin Square Elementary downtown.

  Police, JCPS superintendent react to removal of SROs

Kentucky's largest school district goes back to class in one week, and this year, JCPS will not have school resource officers.

  Telehealth expansions, new offerings help connect instant healthcare to Indiana schools

With class back in session for many school districts around southern Indiana, it won't be long before colds and illnesses start spreading through the schools.

  Parents react to JCPS board cutting school resource officers

Parents told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday that they are disappointed in the board, and complained just like the school crossing guard controversy, student safety should not be cut first.

JCPS introduces new menu options for upcoming school year

Jefferson County Public Schools nutritional team has already been working hard to create new meals for when students come back.

JCPS vote removes SROs from schools in 2019-20 school year

A vote late Tuesday night by the school board means even fewer resource officers will be in Jefferson County Public Schools when students head back next week.

  Plans take shape for JCPS Girls of Color STEAM Academy

After a successful first year of the W.E.B. DuBois Academy for young men, school leaders say it's time to start locking down plans for a Girls of Color STEAM Academy.

School safe room installed to protects students, staff in severe weather

When storms kick up and children are still in school, there are protocols in place to make sure students are as safe as possible. But in some cases, high wind or tornadoes can still cause significant damages to the building, putting safety at risk.

  W.E.B. DuBois Academy welcomes new class with special ceremony

A tie and jacket ceremony was held for the incoming W.E.B. DuBois Academy 6th graders on Monday night, the latest class of eager, young lions.

JCPS offers back-to-school checklist for parents

The first day of school is right around the corner for JCPS, and the district is trying to help students and parents prepare.

  Experts advise parents on talking to children about mass shootings

Dr. Bryan Carter a clinical pediatric psychologist from Norton Children's Hospital said if you want to talk to your children about mass shootings find out what they already know.