What do NAEP scores for learning disabled students really show?

– Quick answer – no-one is really sure Over at the Prichard Blog they are happy about a simplistic comparison of the performance of Kentucky’s students with learning disabilities on the federal government’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Let’s temper that enthusiasm a bit. As recently reported in Education Week (subscription), the people…

US Chamber – Kentucky flunks on removing ineffective teachers

The US Chamber of Commerce’s new report, “Leaders and Laggards, A State-by-State Report Card on Education Innovation” takes a dim view of Kentucky’s policies for removing ineffective teachers from the state’s classrooms. The Chamber awarded us an overall grade of “F” for our performance on these teacher policies. That is no surprise. Kentucky doesn’t even…