Which type of school gets more funding – charter or traditional?

Finally, some fairly credible data There has been a virtual fur fight going on between supporters and detractors of charter schools regarding the question of whether charters get more funding per pupil than traditional schools. Now, a fairly recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides some interesting data about the subject.…

How does Jefferson County’s school spending rank among the nation’s largest school districts?

As folks in Jefferson County debate raising taxes for the Jefferson County Public School District (JCPS), I thought it might be useful to see how the district ranks for school spending among the 100 largest enrollment school districts in the nation. A recent federal report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has that…

Report shows Kentucky gains on NAEP reversed after adoption of Common Core

Kentucky is a focal state in a new report by Theodor Rebarber, “The Common Core Debacle, Results from 2019 NAEP and Other Sources,” which has just been released by the Bluegrass Institute’s counterpart organization in Massachusetts, the Pioneer Institute. The report shows in general how education went South across the nation after the Common Core…

Regulation governing June 23rd election released – Comments, if needed, must come quickly

Among many other things, the current COVID-19 mess has really fouled up elections across the nation, and Kentucky is no exception. The state’s primary election, originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 has already been postponed until June 23, 2020. Furthermore, this election will operate under emergency rules that were just released Friday by the Kentucky…

NPR speculation on how schools might look when they finally reopen

NPR’s “9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen” provides some interesting points about how schools might operate when they finally reopen. I’m not sure these are viable ideas, but they are representative of some of the current thinking about how schools might look when they reopen and the recording includes some…