Not spending money on school textbooks might be a good thing right now

An Education Week Digital Education Blog is likely to cause some timber shaking in the education world. EdWeek says two individuals doing research on the real alignment between currently available textbooks and the Common Core State Standards say “Claims from publishers that traditional instructional materials are aligned to Common Core State Standards are largely a…

National Education Association slams Common Core State Standards process

An educational Tsunami took place yesterday when Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association (NEA), published an online letter to his union’s three million members slamming the current direction of the Common Core State Standards. Van Roekel is reacting to overwhelming pushback from his own rank and file union members about the increasingly…

Innes to talk about Priority Schools at Louisville 912 meeting

BIPPS’ Richard Innes will discuss education in some of Jefferson County Public Schools most troubled schools and what can be done to improve them. These schools, currently classified as “Priority Schools,” were initially called “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools.” Priority Schools are among the very lowest performing schools in the entire state of Kentucky, and Jefferson County…