Why schools fail

Video from Kyle Olson Kyle Olson is a vice president at the Education Action Group Foundation. His comments made during the recent Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance’s Education Forum set out some hard realities that sooner or later we simply must face. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMqgXO2_O2A]

Legislators finally approve regulation to get honest about high school graduation rates

One important action taken in the May 14, 2010 meeting of the Kentucky Legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee was the approval of a new edition of regulation Kentucky 703 KAR 5:060, “Interim Assessment and Accountability Process,” which governs the accountability program in the state. Included in this revision are requirements for Kentucky to…

Educators need to fix their confusion about the Leadership Audits

There seems to be a great deal of confusion concerning actions being taken in Kentucky’s 10 Persistently Low-Achieving Schools. In particular, quotes from educators in Louisville concerning that city’s six Persistently Low-Achieving Schools betray massive misunderstanding, at the best. At the worst, there is a process of denial going on in Jefferson County as educators…

Leadership Assessments now on line

Following up a suggestion I made earlier this week, the Kentucky Department of Education has now posted all of the Leadership Audits for the state’s 10 “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools” and the five school districts where those schools are located. These audits are an important part of the process to award these 10 schools federal School…