Louisville news:'UofL tuition has risen 77 percent since 2004' edition [News]

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  • "Using historic public education reforms already well under way as a foundation, the state has submitted its application asking to be relieved of some requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act." [WLKY]
     
  • A consulting firm has made recommendations to the Louisville Metro Council to increase transparency and accountability in discretionary spending...The report shows several areas where the council’s practices do not meet its policies. Recommendations ranged from requiring more paperwork to having council members and their staffs undergo regular training. The report further asks that a four-hour training session developed by a council staff member be adopted by the Metro Council and updated on a regular basis as policies change." [WFPL]
  • "A Shepherdsville company is looking to hire 1,000 more holiday workers. Zappos is hiring about 3,000 workers total for the season, many of whom could become full-time employees." [WAVE3]
     
  • "Carrying signs and banging drums - Occupy Protestors marched from Jefferson Square southwest down 6th Street to the unemployment office and the L & N building as part of Occupy Louisville's seven days of solidarity." [WHAS11]
     
  • "About a dozen University of Louisville students marched around the Belknap campus Monday in a loud protest against rising tuition and growing student debt...U of L tuition has risen 77 percent since 2004, to $8,930 annually for in-state undergraduate students this fall and next spring." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "Tickets go on sale Monday for the return of the Nascar Sprint Cup Series at the Kentucky Speedway. The race is set for June 30. [WHAS11]

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About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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