Atlanta Journal-Constitution infers schools nationwide may be cheating on state assessments

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) took a huge swipe at the credibility of public school educators all across the nation. Based on its own research of state testing results from all 50 states and somewhere between 69,000 to 70,000 individual public schools, the newspaper has identified 200 school districts across the nation where the pattern…

Don’t laugh too hard, Kentucky

The Kentucky Post’s surviving web presence, KYPost.com (the Kentucky Post newspaper folded several years ago), posted this item about a math-challenged Idaho woman several days ago. The story concerns a video-gone-viral of a woman struggling with a very simple time/speed/distance math problem. Over four million have logged into You Tube to watch this compelling example…

GEAR-UP Kentucky schools announced

A third round of GEAR-UP Kentucky schools has been announced by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. GEAR-UP Kentucky – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is a federally funded program to increase college and career readiness among some of the state’s more economically challenged public school students. It works on changing…