Kentucky loses first round of Race to the Top (RTTT) education funding sweepstakes

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s office has just released the following: Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday issued this statement today, after the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of the federal Race to the Top funding winners: “Although I’m disappointed that Kentucky’s application was not selected for funding in the first round of the Race to…

What Reading Progress????

NAEP shows Kentucky’s eighth graders aren’t making ANY! Quite frankly, I was shocked. With all the hype this week about Kentucky being the only state to show reading progress in both fourth and eighth grade in the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessment results, I thought I could show you a graph…

Fired principal files appeal

As expected, Peggy Petrilli, the principal who was removed under highly questionable circumstances from the Booker T. Washington Academy in Fayette County in 2007 has filed an appeal to her original lawsuit. As we reported, the Kentucky Department of Education just returned a decision concerning allegations from Petrilli’s school district that she cheated on CATS…