Changing dropout age to 18 minimum worries Jefferson County Board of Education Member

While enough Kentucky school districts have now approved a minimum dropout age of 18 to make this mandatory in a couple of years for all school districts, there is plenty of quiet concern that this policy change may not really work so well. Among the doubters is Jefferson County Board of Education member Linda Duncan,…

Family Foundation points to deficiencies in the proposed Kentucky Core Academic Standards for science

Family Foundation spokesman Martin Cothran makes important points in this Herald-Leader Op-Ed. Cothran doesn’t cover all the issues regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which the Kentucky Board of Education voted earlier this month to incorporate as the science standards portion of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. For example, Page 31 of a June…

Trouble at the Top: Long Term Trend federal testing shows high schools not making progress in education

New results are out from a long term trend tracking version of the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP LTT), and the results are puzzling, at best. Unlike the “Main NAEP,” which provides state level results, the NAEP LTT only provides an overall, nationwide look at education. However, unlike the Main NAEP, the LTT…