Kentucky edges up in 2011 ACT test reports

Data released today shows Kentucky’s performance improved slightly in ACT college entrance test results for the high school graduating class of 2011. It’s an encouraging sign that Kentucky’s schools are finally changing focus to preparing students for college and careers instead of preparing for meaningless CATS assessments. At a press conference today in Nicholasville, Kentucky…

Tea Party having impact: Official actually talks cutting a tax by 40 percent!!!

Wow! The tussle over the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) is providing new evidence of Tea Party impact. The Tea Party and Northern Kentucky building contractors turned in nearly 25,000 signatures yesterday to force a referendum vote on the continued existence of the NKAPC on the November ballot. Today, Kenton County Judge Executive Steve…

Kentucky’s education commissioner protecting tax dollars

Holding up payments to Jefferson County for questionable school restaffing The Courier-Journal reports that Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is holding up millions in school assistance funds for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools in Jefferson County until the school district provides answers about the highly controversial way staffing changes were made in these schools. The Courier…