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…

Coverage from today’s “Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky” press conference

The Kentucky Enquirer’s nky.com web site just posted education reporter William Croyle’s “Bluegrass Institute pushes digital learning” article about our press conference today. Croyle does a great job covering what we said about the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning and some of the great digital learning opportunities that are coming on line in…

Educators, press and activists gather to hear about digital learning

Richard Innes Earlier today a press conference was held in the media center of Boone County’s Conner High School to mark the release of Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to implementation in Kentucky. Among several speakers was author and Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes and Dr. Dewey Hensley,associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office…