Good job, Union County

Congratulations to Superintendent Josh Powell KDE, pay attention The Union County School District has been ‘on our RADAR’ since 2009 when its superintendent, Josh Powell, stood up to pressure from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to do things their way, using their assistance team to help, or else. Powell felt he had some better…

Ghost-ly Statistics revisited

The year was 2005. The ‘KERA Amen Chorus’ was hot with accusations that Kentuckians were education cheapskates. That charge was based on a Governing Magazine study that said Kentucky ranked last in the nation for education spending. Governing said their ranking was based on data from the US Census Bureau. It looked damning. But, the…

Persistently Low-Achieving Knight Middle school recommended for principal, SBDM change

Superintendent Sheldon Berman clueless The latest audit of a Persistently Low-Achieving School is out. This time the Knight Middle School from Jefferson County is in the spotlight, and the glare is pretty harsh. A few comments from the Audit: • “The principal and school council have not demonstrated leadership that provides guidance and engages stakeholders…