Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky

Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky is a report released by the Bluegrass Institute and authored by Richard G. Innes. In December 2010, the Foundation for Excellence in Education released a report titled Digital Learning Now! outlining a set of proposals for increasing the use of technology-based instructional systems in classrooms around the United States. This foundation is…

Lead Education Reform

Since knowledge is the lifeblood of freedom, every Kentucky child must have a quality education. High college remediation rates and low test results provide dramatic evidence that our current public education system is not adequately preparing students for future success as employees, leaders and citizens. The current system needs to be removed and replaced in…

Digital Learning Now: Obstacles to implementation in Kentucky

Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky is a report released by the Bluegrass Institute and authored by Richard G. Innes. In December 2010, the Foundation for Excellence in Education released a report titled outlining a set of proposals for increasing the use of technology-based instructional systems in classrooms around the United States. This…

McCreary Superintendent evaluation includes student achievement

The most recent performance evaluation of the McCreary County Public Schools superintendent includes a section devoted to “student achievement”. This is huge step forward with regards to holding district leadership accountable for poor performance. In the 2010 evaluation, there is no such mention. You can view the 2011 evaluation here. Both of these evaluations were…

Kentucky Commissioner of Education to join federal testing oversight board

The National Assessment Governing Board has announced that Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday will join the board in October. NAGB, as it is often called from its initials, oversees policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a very important set of federally administered tests. Dr. Holliday’s excellent background and strong commitment to data…