Big Ed stays on message

Frankfort’s education establishment is nothing if not consistent. Kentucky Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Kevin Noland retires at the end of this month. When asked in an interview what he would do differently, he quickly responds that he would spend more money. From KSBA.org(click to enlarge):

Math IS a Deal

No sooner did I publish the previous blog on the issue of public school teachers not knowing what kids really need in math than the news of a new AP poll showed up saying that most Americans agree that schools place too much emphasis on the wrong subjects, and math is suffering. I knew you…

U of L’s Math Preparation of Elementary School Teachers Faulted

USA Today reports in “Teachers’ schools flunk math prep,” that a new study on the education of elementary school teachers gives generally unsatisfactory grades to education school programs around the country. The report, “No Common Denominator, The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America’s Education Schools” only includes one Kentucky education school, the University…