For Thursday: Jim Waters talks charter schools with talk-show host Joe Elliott on WGTK-AM

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters talks public charter schools                                             Thursday at 10 am (EDT) on The Joe Elliott Show on 970 WGTK-AM. Listen live here. Then, if you like what you hear, help keep the Bluegrass Institute’s voice on the airwaves by contributing here. Join the discussion as we compare education-reform efforts around the country with…

2013 ACT: How do Kentucky’s white kids match up to counterparts in other states?

It used to be inappropriate to do much state to state ranking with the ACT scores because the percentage of high school graduates in each state that took this college entrance text varied dramatically. Particularly in states where the SAT is preferred, relatively few students took the ACT, making comparisons to Kentucky’s performance impossible. That…

Bluegrass Institute represented at KY Charter Schools Association summit

Today, the recently formed Kentucky Charter Schools Association hosted its First Annual Education Summit on Public Charter Schools in Louisville, KY. Many important champions of the school choice movement in Kentucky were present and accounted for, including Board President of the Association, Hal Heiner, Pastor Jerry Stephenson from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the…