Another Jefferson County Public Schools ‘follow the money’ adventure!

Oh, Boy, is teacher ‘Professional Development’ fun in Louisville! Professional Development is what educators call continuing education for teachers. Check this comment: “(An administrator has in the past provided) professional development (off campus) with a corkage fee for alcohol showing on the invoice for payment, and rebuked financial services for questioning the expenditure.” In other…

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…