Louisville middle school loses appeal to keep Site Base Council

State Board of Education unimpressed As the Courier-Journal reports today the Robert Frost Middle School in Jefferson County lost its appeal to keep its School Based Decision Making Council (often called the “Site Base Council”) self-governance authority. This state board decision follows a March ‘Leadership Assessment’ audit that says Frost’s council, “…does not have sufficient…

Common Core Standards finally released for English Language Arts and Mathematics

The long awaited and much ballyhooed Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics have finally been released (about a half-year behind schedule) by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. I suspect these standards will be a considerable improvement over the standards that were created to support our…