Bills allowing superintendents to pick principals and rewarding successful math and science teachers pass Kentucky Senate

The on-line kyPost.com reports two bills, Senate Bills 12 and 13, have been approved in the Kentucky Senate and now move to the Kentucky House for consideration when the legislature reconvenes in Frankfort in February. SB-12, a very short bill, makes an important change in the way school principals are selected in Kentucky by moving…

Bill to introduce charter schools and give parents the right to send their children to a neighborhood school advances

Senate Bill 3 from the current legislative session was voted out of the Senate Education Committee this afternoon and now heads to the Senate floor for consideration tomorrow. Among many who testified in favor of this bill included Jim Waters from the Bluegrass Institute, Pastor Jerry Stevenson of the Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance, Inc. in…

Find that bill

With the legislative session now in session, you may want to see if there are prefiled bills in specific areas of interest to you. Fortunately, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has such a feature, though it is somewhat cryptically named the “BR Index – Headings.” Here is a snapshot of a portion of what you…

Persistently Low-Achieving Schools in Jefferson County share common problems

The Courier-Journal reports that some of the newly identified group of Persistently Low-Achieving Schools in Kentucky share common problems. According to the newspaper, audits of Fairdale, Doss and Seneca High Schools in Jefferson County – three of the six schools from Jefferson County in the 2010 low-achieving schools group – identified common problems: • Classroom…