More signals – ‘Common Core’ education standards still have issues

Massachusetts probably has the best education standards in the country today. Not only does the state rank at the top on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments, but its education standards have received high marks from many reviewers. Thus, today’s editorial from the Boston Globe is catching the attention of education watchers around…

Why would parents prefer Corbin schools over Knox County schools – Part 4

– Knox County wants even more money? – Do ALL Kentuckians have a stake here? In our ‘Why would parents prefer’ series, we’ve been talking about the academic performance of schools in the Knox County and the Corbin Independent School Districts. Knox County recently cancelled a long-standing student transfer agreement with Corbin, which allowed parents…

Kentucky Tonight – Lots of Charter School Myths #6

– Myth: Charter schools fail minorities, especially in Massachusetts On the January 18, 2010 KET Kentucky Tonight show on charter schools, Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Sheldon Berman said in his early comments: “The data on charter schools is that it’s, it’s truly a failed reform, particularly for African-American students, particularly for low income students.”…