Devin Katayama http://wkms.org en Louisville City Soccer Team Names a President http://wkms.org/post/louisville-city-soccer-team-names-president Louisville’s <a href="/post/louisville-officially-getting-pro-soccer-team">new soccer team,</a> Louisville City FC, has announced hiring its first president.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Djorn Buchholz will be Louisville City FC&#039;s first team president." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/Buchholz-Pin2.JPG" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Djorn </span>Buchholz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;has 13 years of soccer executive experience, including manageme Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:12:44 +0000 Devin Katayama 41966 at http://wkms.org Louisville City Soccer Team Names a President Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/qa-ken-ham-isnt-out-change-bill-nyes-heart-during-creationevolution-debate-kentucky <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Ken Ham" data-attribution="Credit Wikipedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/KenHam.JPG" alt="" /><p>The<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-creation-museum-hosts-debate-tvs-bill-nye-science-guy"> highly publicized debate</a>&#160;scheduled for Tuesday in Northern Kentucky between Creation Museum president Ken Ham and &#160;science educator/television personality Bill Nye has sparked critics from both sides.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160; Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:13:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 38480 at http://wkms.org Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky Kentucky's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-higher-education-leadership-wants-money-official-less-confident-it-will-be-received <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky state university presidents have signed a letter requesting more money for higher education</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but one leading official is "less confident" it will receive attention this budget session.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/shutterstock_79098160.jpg" alt="" /><p>The letter, sent to state legislators, was signed by all eight state university Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:22:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 38156 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received Presidents Of Kentucky's Two Largest Universities Oppose Israeli Academic Boycott http://wkms.org/post/presidents-kentuckys-two-largest-universities-oppose-israeli-academic-boycott The presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities have joined opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">American Studies Association.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="University of Kentucky President Eli Capiluto blogged about his opposition to the Israeli academic boycott this week." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/cap.JPG" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ASA National Council&#160;<a href=" Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:31:02 +0000 Devin Katayama 38077 at http://wkms.org Presidents Of Kentucky's Two Largest Universities Oppose Israeli Academic Boycott GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified http://wkms.org/post/ged-test-gets-makeover-all-unfinished-tests-nullified Kentuckians who have not finished their GED exams will have to take all four parts of the test over when the test is updated in January.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/shutterstock_120058855.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the first time in nearly a decade the GED Testing Service has updated the exam, which is taken to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma.</span><span style="line-height: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:17:55 +0000 Devin Katayama 37686 at http://wkms.org GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified Kentucky Education Group Says New Teachers Need More Supports http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-group-says-new-teachers-need-more-supports The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has presented its recommendations to lawmakers on how to improve teacher quality in Kentucky.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/shutterstock_77123353.jpg" alt="" /><p>Prichard is an education think-tank that worked for over a year on the recommendations, which include finding ways to recruit new teachers to replace aging Baby Boomers and supporting equitable disbursement of Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:30:06 +0000 Devin Katayama 37499 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Group Says New Teachers Need More Supports School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich And Poor Districts http://wkms.org/post/school-tax-revenue-varies-widely-between-rich-and-poor-districts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A non-partisan economic policy group has released a report showing large gaps in per-student funding among school districts that approved tax increases this year.</p><p>Around half of Kentucky school boards approved the maximum 4 % property tax increase to help fund public schools.&nbsp;That's partly because the state hasn’t raised per-pupil funding for a number of years.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kypolicy.us/sites/kcep/files/School%20Property%20Taxes_0.pdf">Kentucky Center for Economic Policy</a>&nbsp;paper shows that some districts like Southgate Independent Schools in northern Kentucky will receive an additional $200 more per student through property taxes. While other districts like Bath County, in eastern Kentucky, will only receive $24 more per student.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:53:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 37266 at http://wkms.org School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich And Poor Districts Survey: Kentuckians 'Undecided' On Charter Schools, but Favor Charter-Like Features http://wkms.org/post/survey-kentuckians-undecided-charter-schools-favor-charter-features <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit File photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/School_Bus.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">More than half of </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> contacted for a new survey released this week say they’re undecided on whether the state’s public education system would improve with charter schools.</span><p>But a majority of the 501 voting households surveyed support more school options and certain characteris Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:54:40 +0000 Devin Katayama 37192 at http://wkms.org Survey: Kentuckians 'Undecided' On Charter Schools, but Favor Charter-Like Features Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&#160;<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201206/Holliday.jpg" alt="" /><p>Holliday has pushed l Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:09:10 +0000 Devin Katayama 37115 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' KET Recieves $1.14 Million To Grow Early Childhood Resources http://wkms.org/post/ket-recieves-114-million-grow-early-childhood-resources A group of children sit in front of the television at Louisville Central Community Center’s Mini-Versity Child Development Center.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/kids.jpg" alt="" /><p>“What colors can <em>you</em> make?” the television asks.<p>Early childhood educators use the program as a prompt. The children then mix colored liquid into bags that contain plain dough-like material that will soon become yellow. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:07:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 36894 at http://wkms.org KET Recieves $1.14 Million To Grow Early Childhood Resources