NCLB fear not realized

– Top and bottom students have not been shortchanged – Teachers do the right thing regardless of testing credit Education Week also has an article (listed as free access) concerning the new report from the Center on Education Policy I mentioned in another post today. After looking at testing results from across the nation, EdWeek…

Charter Schools

– The Mayor of Indianapolis gets it! The mayor of Indianapolis gets the value of charter schools and wants to add more in his city. Check out the parent interest in getting their children into these schools. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOuaWqwedZw] Meanwhile, Kentucky remains behind the eight ball, without a charter school law. What does Indianapolis know that…

Just Not Right

– Boone County High School awards graduation ceremony tickets by CATS scores Some educators never got it about our old CATS assessment. The scores never had high levels of accuracy for individual students. In fact, the test was never designed to generate highly accurate scores for individual students. This was all discussed last winter when…

KERA Math?

We’ve all seen or heard the ads – Kentucky’s governor claims the state’s horse industry employs 100,000 people. Now, the Lexington Herald-Leader sets that record straight – the real number is only about half of that amount. I guess this is the sort of thing we must expect after two decades of our kids not…

Covington, Once More

– School District is subject of major Enquirer article Things in education sometimes seem to run in cycles. Our current interest in the Covington Independent School District is a prime example. Within the past couple of days, we’ve discussed issues involving Covington here and here. Now, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Web site (which also covers articles…