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May 18, 2017

Kentucky's Jefferson County Picks Principal as Interim Superintendent

Longtime Jefferson County, Ky., principal Martin Pollio, was named interim superintendent. He replaces Donna Hargens, who re-negotiated her contract last month and will resign on July 1.

April 13, 2017

Kentucky's Jefferson County Superintendent to Resign

Announcement of Donna Hargens' resignation comes as the state of Kentucky is conducting a comprehensive audit of the district, which could lead to a state takeover.

March 06, 2017

Louisville Mayor Urges Kentucky Lawmakers to Slow Down on K-12 Bills

Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.

August 29, 2016

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.

July 29, 2016

Kentucky School Suspends Policy Banning Cornrows, Twists, and Dreadlocks

The proposal by the Butler High School's local governing board prohibited cornrows, twists, and dreadlocks, and "distracting or attention-getting" hairstyles.

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