Report: JCPS schools with largest racial-academic gaps found east of I-65

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – A new Bluegrass Institute policy brief showing academic segregation still exists in Jefferson County Public Schools was released at a news conference today in a crime-ridden area of Kentucky’s largest city. The Bluegrass Institute joined the Black Alliance for Educational Options and local parents, pastors and activists to call on JCPS Superintendent…

Educators tap dance as legislators call the tune

Greater transparency and accountability may have exposed padded student counts Kentucky Department of Education briefers unsuccessfully tried to tap dance today around a firestorm that has blown up over the next school year’s funding for preschools. Their two-step involved one of the most confusing presentations I have ever heard in a state legislative meeting (for…

Good question from Sentinel-News

The Sentinel-News’ editors are asking why kids are still in school now that all of the testing is finished (subscription). As the newspaper correctly points out, “The week of school after KPREP/year-end exams seems a bit of a waste of time.” There isn’t much, if any, learning going on. It’s just a wasteful bureaucratic way…