Jefferson County Schools central office cleanup saves millions

The Courier-Journal reports an extensive clean-up of the bloated central office at the Jefferson County Public School District is likely to save $4 million, apparently each year. That, according to district superintendent Danna Hargens, is money she can now plow back into education in the schools. It’s about time. Things are so bad even the…

Phillip S. Rogers retires from Kentucky’s teacher certification board

Dr. Phillip Rogers retires today from the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB), the organization that oversees professional certification of teachers and principals. He leaves an important legacy. Perhaps the most stunning action to take place while Dr. Rogers was at the helm was the EPSB’s cancellation of certification…