Another Kentucky School Report Card Issue – Just try following the money

I wrote previously about some problems with the Kentucky School Report Cards. One issue surfaced when I linked to a different page in a school’s report. Suddenly, the school for which the data was being reported changed without warning. I also discussed the misleading nature of bar graphs on one of the report card’s sub-pages.…

Where does this JCPS funding claim come from?

And, is an important source being largely overlooked? A little while ago, Olivia Krauth, an education reporter at the Courier-Journal, posted this curious Tweet: Federal funding makes up a whopping *checks notes* 0.5% of Kentucky’s largest district’s general fund. https://t.co/mrLdCZGThH — Olivia Krauth (@oliviakrauth) July 8, 2020 That 0.5% figure sure looked low to me,…

Is Florida’s governor crazy? He’s further increasing school choice in his state while Kentucky’s public school types tell us that kills public education

But, does choice really kill public education – especially for black students? Florida’s governor must know something. A few days ago, he signed a bill to further expand school choices in his state, which already has lots of options for parents such as charter schools and voucher programs. The new bill further expands private school…

“They” claim education spending is down — Federal data says it isn’t so

The current demonstrations regarding police excesses are now quite properly starting to expand the discussion in social media to include the obvious and very long-term failures of our public school systems to effectively serve minority students. Inevitably, those who try to defend the public school system’s obvious short-comings are offering their usual excuses about school…

Recent survey of Kentucky’s public school teachers raises real concerns

Impact Kentucky 2020 survey needs a closer look Early this year (January 13 through February 21), Panorama Education conducted a survey of Kentucky’s educators for the Kentucky Department of Education. Results of that Impact Kentucky 2020 survey were released on June 1, 2020. Impact Kentucky replaces the TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey, which was administered…

Schools struggle to feed children as COVID-19 continues

According to a slide presentation from the Kentucky Department of Education at the June 2, 2020 meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education, after the Corona Virus caused general school shutdowns, Kentucky’s public school system still provided school lunches to 303,936 students during the month of April 2020. It’s an impressive figure, and undoubtedly…