RE: Efficiency – Kentucky really might have to get honest about spending at the school level

I blogged a few days ago about “KY education is required to be Efficient!” This is actually a constitutional requirement in Kentucky. That should be sufficient, but history to date shows it has not been. Now, however, an article from the Brookings Institution indicates requirements in the new regulations for the new Every Student Succeeds…

How have English Language Learners fared under Common Core?

As we previously commented, the Courier-Journal and The Hechinger Report have collaborated on a series of articles about education in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) during the Common Core era. We’ve already discussed the articles on achievement gaps for special education students and the one for racial minorities. In both cases, the Courier and Hechinger…

Courier-Journal and Hechinger Reports agree with us – Achievement gaps in Louisville are getting worse!

Back in February, the Bluegrass Institute released its updated report on the white minus black achievement gaps in Jefferson County schools. “Blacks Continue Falling Through Gaps in Louisville’s Schools, The 2016 Update” examined several sets of test scores to make the case that the achievement gaps in Louisville are not getting better. Now, a new…