JCPS, Kentucky students show minor jumps in 2018 ACT

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio talks to a PRP High School student during class change. | Photo by Olivia Krauth Jefferson County Public Schools’ 2018 graduates’ ACT scores improved compared to recent years, new test data shows. The percentage of JCPS seniors meeting state ACT benchmarks increased in all areas, district spokeswoman Renee Murphy said. Last […]

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Former KDE lawyer could be next JCPS general counsel

A former top attorney for the Kentucky Department of Education could be Jefferson County Public Schools’ new general counsel, pending school board approval Tuesday. Kevin Brown resigned from his role as KDE’s general counsel in late May, effective a day after JCPS requested a state hearing to challenge a recommended takeover of the district. Had […]

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Louisville nonprofit to help JCPS parents with new handbook

The cover of Operation Parent’s elementary handbook | Courtesy of Operation Parent Thousands of parents with children in Jefferson County Public Schools will soon have a new tool at their disposal to help combat growing societal issues as their kids get older. Local nonprofit Operation Parent is providing free copies of its elementary handbook to the parents […]

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UofL advocacy centers report spike in traffic in light of Kavanaugh

We’re partnered up with Judge Sean Delahanty’s site’s voter guide. Home » UofL advocacy centers report spike in traffic in light of Kavanaugh Advocacy centers at the University of Louisville report spikes in traffic following Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, newly installed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the ensuing discussion of sexual assault. Directors […]

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Verizon to help combat internet insecurity in JCPS

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio announces a new Verizon initiative to bring internet-equipped tablets to district middle schoolers. | Photo by Olivia Krauth Verizon is helping combat internet insecurity for Jefferson County Public Schools through a multimillion-dollar new initiative, the district formally announced Tuesday. Every student and teacher at five JCPS middle schools — Newburg, Academy […]

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