Credibility gap for Johns Hopkins graduation report deepens

Erroneous data in report misrepresents performance in several Kentucky school districts I have already written here and here about credibility problems with the recently released “For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students” from Johns Hopkins University and Civic Enterprises. This week the report’s credibility slipped even more.…

New Johns Hopkins University report builds on shaky foundation

A new report from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Civic Enterprises is generating considerable media attention due in no small measure to a favorable Op-Ed from former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education. Unfortunately, the attention might be rather misdirected due to a number of problems…

Ironic: New report says country should look to Kentucky and Louisville for education ideas while city’s police chief charges schools are failures

A couple of days ago, Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released a rather problematic report about “For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students.” This Hopkins report says that Kentucky leads the nation in high school graduation rates for poor students and…

Jefferson County Public School District under fire for improper handling of students

The Courier-Journal reports that Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has ordered a major review of the student restraint situation in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) based on gross under-reporting of restrain incidents and apparently in part due to the highly controversial injuries suffered by a 16-year-old student who was so severely restrained that both…