Kentucky pushes for school innovation using charter-style freedom – Not

The Courier-Journal ran an article a few days ago titled, “Kentucky pushes for school innovation using charter-style freedom.” This involves bait-and-switc legislation from the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that attempts to fool Kentuckians into thinking we are about to get something just as good as real charter schools. Hardly. The so-called Districts…

Innes speaks about education in Shelby County

The Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst, Richard Innes, provided an update on Kentucky’s education performance to a meeting of 25 people hosted by Shelby County Republicans on October 25, 2012. Updated with the very latest information available, Innes’ presentation makes it clear why the first test results from Kentucky’s new K-PREP assessments are expected to…

Bang for the Buck report helps generate action

My conversation during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting last week with Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai confirms our new “Bang for the Buck 2012: How efficient are Kentucky’s schools” report is helping the effort to improve education accounting activities in the state. Our report has helped local district finance folks appreciate…