Ky. Education Commissioner sends recommendations to JCPS

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 4:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has a new set of recommendations for turning around low-performing public schools in Jefferson County.

Holliday laid out the directives in a six-page letter to superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens and the chair of the Board of Education. Click here to read the full letter.

He acknowledges the steps the district has taken so far, but says there is still work to be done. More training and professional development for teachers and staff at low performing schools are among his recommendations.

He also recommends finding new ways to increase parent and community engagement and possibly negotiate separate JCTA contracts for low-performing schools, to make it easier to change staff.

 

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