NAEP Exclusion Rates: What Prichard didn’t say – Part 1

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, the Prichard Committee’s Blog weighed in about Kentucky’s nation-leading exclusion of students with learning disabilities in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments. Unfortunately, Prichard’s blog glossed over the exclusion problem, claiming, “Kentucky’s recent record of relative NAEP success does not, in fact, evaporate when exclusion rates are…

Operation Preparation kicks off in Kentucky schools today

It’s a chance for members of the community to get involved with motivating eighth and tenth grade students towards college and careers. Under Operation Preparation, specially trained adults in participating school districts (see map) discuss the following with students: • Career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills • Whether the student is on target to…

Charter Schools, Boomshakalaka!

Excuse the goofy graphic above, but come on — Dr. Howard Fuller offered great testimony in front of the House Education Committee this past Valentine’s Day in Frankfort! Fuller offered a solid foundation in support of public charter schools in Kentucky, pointing out that 42 states have already welcomed charters to their states. My favorite quote from Dr.…