Releasing persistently low-achieving school names – Good thing or not?

– Commissioner of Education sends confusing signals During direct questioning about House Bill 176 from members of the House Education Committee, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday named 12 schools that would be identified as “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools” if the bill’s ‘Race to the Top’ rules were in force today. Dr. Holliday really had no…

What progress in education?

– New international data shows US not making any Recent data from “Education at a Glance 2009”, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), paints a disturbing picture about educational progress in the United States. This OECD graph shows the comparative education levels of 55 to 64 year-olds (solid red squares)…