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…

Imposing national curriculum standards

Next month, the Obama Administration will begin granting waivers to states that are not on track to meet proficiency requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be granting these waivers selectively, based mostly on states’ willingness to abide by new executive branch mandates not included in NCLB, likely including…