Finally telling it right

Our high schools are not preparing kids for college and careers It was a remarkably candid admission from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. The Central Kentucky News-Journal reports: “Holliday said Kentucky’s education system sells a false promise to students that if they graduate high school they are ready for college or a career. The…

Kentucky’s Ed schools resisting US News & World Report plan to rank teacher preparation institutions nationwide

Education Week reports (subscription?) that the education school complexes in Kentucky and several other states are resisting a partnership between the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and US News & World Report magazine to rank the performance of education schools around the country. Per EdWeek, Kentucky’s Ed school crowd says the USN≀/NCTQ proposal lacks…

Jefferson County Schools getting more criticism for staffing in failing schools

The Courier-Journal ran a large article today about how Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is getting more and more critical of the way Jefferson County Public Schools restaffed teachers in their Persistently Low-Achieving Schools. The Courier points out that some of these schools wound up with large numbers of first-year teachers after the restaffing took…

When rigorous isn’t rigorous

A new study of student performance has just been released from the National Center for Education Statistics. The study “presents information about the types of courses that high school graduates in the class of 2009 took during high school, how many credits they earned, and the grades they received. Information on the relationships between high…

AdvanceKentucky scores another hit with AP course performance

One of the big highlights at today’s meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education was an eye-catching presentation from the outstanding folks at AdvanceKentucky, the privately funded effort to vastly increase the opportunity for Kentucky’s public school students to take Advanced Placement courses in Math, Science and English (MSE). Advance Kentucky Presentation Team (L to…