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Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Krista:

Incidents involving transgender U of L students spark apologies and calls for more action

University of Louisville students want a tougher response from the school over 2 incidents in which transgender students were allegedly targeted. → Read More

JCPS selects temporary location for new Hudson Middle School in West End

The district is supposed to begin construction on the middle school's permanent location next year, but they haven't found a location yet. → Read More

When might your JCPS school start next year? Search the database, compare with other times

Jefferson County Public Schools have released a list of new proposed start times for 2023. Search the database for your school and compare with others → Read More

Police: Charges likely after high schoolers alter pornographic image to include classmates

A pornographic video was photoshopped to include the faces of two Silver Creek High students and sent to their fellow students. → Read More

A silent disco shows how kids at a Louisville school advocate for peers with disabilities

A silent disco, a low sensory space and a cafeteria program meant to curb isolation are some of the ways a student-ran club is helping other students. → Read More

Are metal detectors coming to Louisville schools? Most JCPS board members hope so

At Tuesday night's board meeting, several JCPS board members voiced support for metal detectors in schools after a gun was recently found at Eastern. → Read More

3 new JCPS schools set to open in August have names approved, with 1 tweaked by Pollio

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio will recommend the names of three new schools during Tuesday's board meeting. → Read More

Community schools planned at 2 JCPS 'Choice Zone' sites. Here's what that means outside class

The Prichard Committee, a nonprofit focusing on early education, was awarded more than $47 million to implement the community schools across the state → Read More

New group wants to help teachers across Kentucky teach Black history

The Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky has launched a website where teachers can find lesson plans on Black Kentuckians. → Read More

JCPS promotes middle school leader to chief academic officer

One of the Jefferson County Public School district's highest leadership positions has been filled, a position that has been vacant since May 2022. Terra Greenwell, a former principal at Ramsey Middle School, will now serve as the district's chief academic officer, according to an announcement Friday afternoon. Her role will include "developing the instructional vision for JCPS and coordinating… → Read More

Beshear makes more Kentucky juvenile detention center changes, including worker raises

Larry Chandler, who has been warden over six of the state's prisons, will now serve as the director of security for the Department of Juvenile Justice. → Read More

Hip hop program helping Louisville teens find voices, spark change

The hip hop group has garnered enough attention and achievements to earn a $500,000 grant, which will help its teens continue to seek change. → Read More

Public school leaders sue over Kentucky's new charter school law

Critics of the law argue it would require needed tax dollars to be diverted from traditional public schools to charter schools. → Read More

Craig Greenberg sworn in as Louisville mayor, promises safer city

"Louisville is more than where we are, it's who we are," Craig Greenberg said after being sworn in as mayor. "And right now our city needs us." → Read More

Waiting on packages? UPS, FedEx experience delays amid winter storm

Brutal winter conditions are causing delays at UPS facilities in Louisville and Rockford, Illinois, as well as the FedEx World Hub in Memphis. → Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

A circuit judge previously ruled the 2021 school choice law was unconstitutional, blocking education opportunity accounts from being implemented. → Read More

JCPS hopes this change will help schools in dire need of teachers

Of the 45 central office staffers sent to JCPS schools during the first 12 weeks of the year, few went to schools hit hardest by a teacher shortage → Read More

Half of this JCPS school's teachers called in sick Thursday to protest

About 30 staff members at Knight Middle School - more than half who are teachers - didn't show for classes Thursday. → Read More

Dozens of Kentucky school districts shut down as health officials warn of 'tripledemic'

Health professionals are warning there is a strong possibility of a tripledemic this winter in Kentucky. → Read More

Kevon Lawless sentenced to life in killing of Trinity Randolph and Brandon Waddles

"This is the saddest thing I've ever been associated with," Judge McKay Chauvin said of the case, before sentencing the Louisville man. → Read More