Digital Learning Now: Obstacles to implementation in Kentucky

Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky is a report released by the Bluegrass Institute and authored by Richard G. Innes. In December 2010, the Foundation for Excellence in Education released a report titled outlining a set of proposals for increasing the use of technology-based instructional systems in classrooms around the United States. This…

McCreary Superintendent evaluation includes student achievement

The most recent performance evaluation of the McCreary County Public Schools superintendent includes a section devoted to “student achievement”. This is huge step forward with regards to holding district leadership accountable for poor performance. In the 2010 evaluation, there is no such mention. You can view the 2011 evaluation here. Both of these evaluations were…

Huge economic loss thanks to short-sighted Kentucky House

Cincinnati.com just announced that a Fortune 400 company, Omnicare, is pulling up stakes in Covington, Kentucky and moving its headquarters across the river to downtown Cincinnati. Five hundred Northern Kentucky jobs are going with the move. That means the city of Covington alone will lose hundreds of thousands in payroll tax income. The city is already saying…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS talks digital learning on WKCT

Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes will be on Bowling Green’s 930 WKCT-AM’s “Drive Time” this afternoon to discuss his new report: “Digital Learning Now: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky.” “Drive Time” airs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (central). Listen here. Innes addresses recommendations made in his report to remove obstacles preventing Kentucky students…

Educators, press and activists gather to hear about digital learning

Richard Innes Earlier today a press conference was held in the media center of Boone County’s Conner High School to mark the release of Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to implementation in Kentucky. Among several speakers was author and Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes and Dr. Dewey Hensley,associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office…