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LouisvilleKY’s JCPS Superintendent names new Chief of Exceptional Child Education

Kim Chevalier recognized as a regional leader in special education Louisville, KY., —Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio has named Walton-Verona Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Kim Chevalier to be the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Chief of Exceptional Child Education. Chevalier is a proven leader in this field and has established several programs, in her more than 18 years in education, to help students with special needs. Chevalier joined Walton-Verona Independent Schools in northern Kentucky in 2010 and has also served as the Director of Special Education and the Director of Pupil Personnel. Ensuring that all students are transition ready is a…


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JCPS cuts ribbon on new satellite office for LouisvilleKY families

Satellite Office @ Shawnee to offer tutoring, employment assistance and homeless support Story from JCPS website… Louisville, KY., – On January 22, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio cut the ribbon today on a new satellite office created to strengthen support for JCPS students and families by taking district resources directly to where they live. The office, located inside the west wing of the Academy @ Shawnee at 4018 W. Market Street, is the second satellite office to open under Dr. Pollio’s leadership. “Breaking down barriers and building up new ways to engage families and provide them with…


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LouisvilleKY’s School Board Approves ‘Major’ Changes

Story from JCPS’s website… JCPS to move forward on centralized Newcomer Academy, reorganization of central office Louisville, KY., – On March 27, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved two major initiatives led by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio that will strengthen support to students and schools: create a centralized location for the Newcomer Academy and implement the phase-one reorganization of the district’s central office. “Both of these initiatives build on the day-one priorities I announced as acting superintendent: strengthening culture and climate, boosting student learning and improving organizational coherence,” Dr. Pollio said. “These are innovative, needed…


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The Hartford Names LouisvilleKY Among 100 Cities With Highest Home Fire Risk, Pledges Support

*A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 seconds and 33 percent of home fires are started by children 6-9 years old *The Hartford brings Junior Fire Marshal® program to the city and will donate a total of $20,000 to the school district and fire department for fire safety education HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Louisville, Ky. ranks No. 89 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.2 As part of the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bellarmine and JCPS to host second annual STEAM Maker Faire for local students

  Louisville, KY., – The second Bellarmine-JCPS STEAM Maker Faire will take place Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Bellarmine University’s SuRF Center. The free event will feature students (with project teachers and coaches) presenting their designs and creations based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) investigations they have learned as part of a partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson County Public Schools. Last year’s event drew over 200 community visitors observing and participating in experiments involving topics such as robotics, coding and solar energy; while this year’s specific exhibits promise to be a surprise, organizers…


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LouisvilleKY to host KDF robotics competition

IU SOUTHEAST, DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION TEAM UP WITH JCPS FOR ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT TEAMS AROUND REGION INVITED TO PARTICIPATE   February 20, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE! Indiana University Southeast is partnering with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson Country Public Schools to bring a regional STEM robotics competition to the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival schedule. The Indiana University Southeast RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4, will allow students to design, build and compete with robots. Students and teams from Jefferson County schools, as well as around the region are invited to participate. The…


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Compassionate Schools Project announces LouisvilleKY program fully under way

Most comprehensive study of 21st-century health & wellness curriculum involves 25 JCPS schools LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Mayor Greg Fischer, Superintendent Donna M. Hargens, Patrick H. Tolan, Ph. D. of the University of Virginia, and Owsley Brown III today announced the launch of full implementation of the Compassionate Schools Project in the Jefferson County Public Schools, as well as four major supporting investments in the effort, totaling $4.4 million. The announcement came during a press conference at Rutherford Elementary School, where students and an instructor demonstrated exercises from the curriculum. The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken…


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LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2016 called a success

Greater focus on placing young people in jobs with career potential LOUISVILLE (August 18, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer announced last week that more than 4,200 young people ages 16-21 – many of them lower income or disadvantaged – were placed in jobs by SummerWorks this year. And more than 110 companies and organizations partnered with the city and KentuckianaWorks to provide those jobs. “That’s a record number for us, both in terms of employed youth and employers involved, and that’s a huge benefit to our community,” the Mayor said. “A summer job can be a pivotal, life-shaping experience for…


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Summer Learning programs announced for LouisvilleKY kids

Mayor Fischer announces summer learning programs for youth, teenagers Also unveils new online tools for parents and caregivers   LOUISVILLE (May 16, 2016) – From Safari and TeensConnect camps at the Louisville Zoo, to Summer Reading and the annual Cultural Pass, Louisville is offering dozens of programs designed to keep students’ minds and bodies active during the summer break, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The programs complement the hundreds of camps and enrichment activities organized by non-profit organizations, local colleges and universities, museums, churches, libraries and arts organizations. “Lifelong learning is a pillar of our city, and that includes summer-time…


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Louisville Ky families invited to Give a Day clothing giveaway

Community Members Encouraged to “Take What You Can Tote” Volunteers Also Needed for the Annual Clothing Giveaway Event Louisville, Ky. – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and the 15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA), in partnership with Louisville Metro Government and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day week of service, are encouraging Louisville families to “Take What You Can Tote” on Saturday, April 16. The annual clothing giveaway event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) building, 319 S. 15th Street. Each year, community members are invited to the CAP building to…


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