Postsecondary education council running highly informative sessions on pending education reforms

Senate Bill 1 from the 2009 Regular Legislative Session directed a number of very important and dramatic changes to Kentucky’s public education system. The bill cancelled our dubious CATS assessments and directed the Kentucky Department of Education and its governing board to first come up with better education standards and then to use those better…

Children’s Law Center gets better break for learning disabled students in Lexington

Jim Warren at the Herald-Leader reports “Fayette schools try to cut suspension rates for disabled, minorities.” The district – and a number of others – has much higher suspension rates for minorities and students with learning disabilities. The new agreement involves trying a program to work on the behaviors that lead to these statistics. Children’s…

Denial goes on in Louisville

This time, a Courier-Journal article indicates the Louisville League of Women Voters is involved with the process of educational denial as discussions continue about what the city wants in its new school superintendent. The most interesting comment in the article: “Blaine Hudson, dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences, said standardized…