More Infinite Heartaches

– Kentucky’s statewide student data system continues to cause problems I’ve mentioned the problems before, and now the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Infinite Campus student tracking system continues to have severe teething pains, this time in Boyd County. This multi-million dollar effort was supposed to make it easier for parents to access their children’s…

More Nationally Certified Teachers

– But, will it lead to better educated students? The Fulton Leader reports that two more Kentucky teachers have achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Supposedly, that means these teachers have achieved superior competency in the classroom. But, does it really? I wrote about this controversial program only a few weeks…

Predicting the Past

– Again There is a great opinion piece by Peter Berger in the April 8th Education Week (subscription may be required). He points out a number of problems with education reform, including that reformers keep on reinventing the same old stuff. Berger’s piece is populated by gems like, …education reformers exploit the refrain “21st century,”…

It’s Going To Take How Long To Fix Kentucky’s College Remedial Course Requirements?!!!

Four days after I posted the new information from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) about Kentucky’s continuing high levels of college remedial requirements, Susan Weston at the Prichard Blog got around to mentioning it. Her take, not surprisingly, is different from mine. She says that “we have progress, but not enough progress.” I…