Bluegrass Beacon: Half-baked science standards dim STEM career tracks

Legislation introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly would eliminate the controversial Next Generation Science Standards. Like much state government does, noble intentions accompany these standards. After all, I’ve been calling for more rigorous education standards since starting this column seven years ago. High-performing public schools, including charter and private schools, consistently demonstrate that students’ academic…

Concerns about personal student data breaches go big time

Real cases of student data compromises reported There is real, growing concern about the way sensitive personal data is being collected and stored on government computer systems. Already in the new Kentucky legislative session, House Bill 5 has been introduced to tighten rules for collection and security of personal data across all state agencies. This…