Fern Creek principal continues denials

The Courier-Journal attached a short video interview with the principal of Fern Creek High School in Louisville to a recent on-line article about Louisville’s six schools that have been identified as some of Kentucky’s Persistently Low-Achieving Schools. The principal started right off denying that his school was “failing,” implying the audit labeled the school this…

Prichard’s comments about Jefferson County NAEP scores are off target

Just when it looked like the Prichard Committee was “getting it” about Jefferson County Public Schools, they just posted comments in their blog about the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores from a special run known as “The Trial Urban District Assessment” (TUDA). Only, Prichard just blindly compared Jefferson County’s overall scores…

New federal test results show Jefferson County whites lag in reading

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment for Reading results released this morning, and I have been going through the “Report Card” (NCES 2010-459) of the results. Here is how the district’s fourth grade whites and blacks compared for reading proficiency (percent of students scoring at or above “Proficient” on…

Suit for school choice filed

The News-Journal reports that the Corbin Independent School District has made good on its promise to do what it takes to protect student choice. The district filed suit in court to get its long-standing student transfer agreement with the Knox County Public Schools reinstated. This lawsuit is about protecting the rights of parents to make…