Through work with teachers and students using issue-oriented science, SEPUP
has identified five criteria that are essential components in an issue-oriented classroom that uses the model described above: discussion, student collaboration, application of evidence, identification of trade-offs, and assessment.
JCPS is home to Kentucky's 1996 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kentucky's 1996 National Distinguished Principal of the Year and the 1995 National SEPUP
Teacher of the Year.
The LHS Center for Curriculum Innovation develops and publishes activities and curriculum; renowned programs include FOSS, GEMS, SEPUP
, EQUALS, Family Math, MARE, and Hands-on Universe.