Wow! Other Louisville media jumping on the Courier-Journal

Stirred by Courier’s inept editorializing about new school superintendent Louisville’s only daily newspaper has a real knack for making enemies. As an unabashed, ultra-liberal advocacy journalism house, the Courier-Journal’s biases invite opposition from a wide-ranging group of people who long for a little balance in the newspaper’s extreme editorializing. A great case in point is…

New Associate Commissioner at KDE knows about turning around low-performing schools

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) just announced that former J.B. Atkinson Elementary School Principal Dewey Hensley has just been named an associate commissioner at the department. Hensley is being placed in charge of efforts to “support low-performing schools and districts that are identified for educational recovery based on state and federal guidelines and requirements.…

Board of Education adopts fuzzier weighting for new state assessment program

Could adversely impact validity and reliability significantly The Kentucky Department of Education just announced action by the Kentucky Board of Education to change important weighting of various assessment elements that will be used in the states new public school assessment and accountability system. This new assessment is scheduled to replace the state’s defunct CATS assessment,…