Kentucky on the far edge for reading its “reading tests” to learning disabled students

Education Week reports the nationwide fight continues hot and heavy about whether or not the Common Core State Standards testing consortia should allow their “reading tests” to be read to learning disabled students. A map included with the EdWeek report, makes it clear that Kentucky currently stands out with the very loosest policies on allowing…

Hechinger Report: Research suggests poor quality of teacher training programs in U.S. compared to other countries

The Hechinger Report out of Teachers College at Columbia University writes that a new report shows many teacher preparation programs in the U.S. have poor quality. Lead researcher for the new study on math teacher preparation is William Schmidt, co-director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. He says: “Our very worst programs…

Taylor County Schools in the news again for keeping kids in school

We’ve talked before here and here about the remarkable programs in the Taylor County public schools that meet all their students’ needs, along the way producing perfect high school graduation rates. Just like charter schools, Taylor County provides students with options to meet different needs and ambitions. In fact, Taylor County’s superintendent, Roger Cook, proudly…