Departing state auditor regrets leaving “one rock unturned” – School district efficiency

Former two-term Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts “Crit Luallen said the one area she didn’t get to thoroughly investigate was the efficiency of Kentucky’s 174 local school district administrations.” Ryan Alessi has the details on CN|2. Luallen’s comments are particularly ironic given a new audit released just before Christmas on Jefferson County Public Schools, the…

Some educators still don’t get it about reading kids Kentucky’s reading tests

A front page article, “New test system criteria presented,” from the Fulton Leader (subscription) says the Fulton Independent School District’s school board heard about changes in Kentucky’s new assessment program on December 13, 2011. One topic was the new change to the rules for Kentucky’s state reading assessments. The newspaper reports: “Students with Individual Education…

Kentucky’s largest school district needs serious overhaul

Drifting from central mission Hiring displays nepotism-like biases A tough indictment of the Jefferson County Public School District’s central office was handed out today, and it substantiates many Bluegrass Institute concerns. The Courier-Journal’s “Audit calls for overhaul of JCPS central office” story has more details, but here are some highlights (lowlights?): • A total of…