Talk about irony! Look at what the Kentucky Department of Education posted for President’s Day! Today is #PresidentsDay2020! Did you know that one of the presidents on #MountRushmore is Kentucky's own Abraham Lincoln? Can you name the other 3⃣? Find out why each of these presidents were chosen via @NatlParkService! https://t.co/X53pWzxs5a pic.twitter.com/nMzH0zM9Pk — KY Dept…

Pastors in a state with supports for private school choice like the program

Opponents of scholarship tax credits as a way to provide more school choice options would like Kentuckians to believe that pastors are against the proposal. Currently, those opponents are trying to torpedo House Bill 350, which would finally give Kentuckians more school choice options. A group of pastors, size unknown, supposedly supports killing HB-350. Well,…

Bill to fix problems with Kentucky’s School Based Decision Making law moves out of Senate

Kentucky Senate Bill 7 (SB-7), which will make some important improvements to Kentucky’s troubled School Based Decision Making law, moved out of the Kentucky Senate on Thursday following a 20 – 15 vote. SB-7 makes some important changes in the division of authority between the locally elected school board and their superintendent and the state’s…

Tennessee joins Mississippi, others, in really requiring scientifically established reading instruction

Meanwhile, Kentucky just floats along The Volunteer state, apparently tired of showing up as lack luster in rankings such as this one I posted a few days back for the way its education schools instruct student teachers to teach reading, is moving forward. Now, Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz says: “Tennessee Seeks New Teacher, Principal…

Quote of the day – Pertains to both reading instruction and Kentucky’s problematic school council system

“Being a former legislator, what’s been very popular is local control and flexibility. And I supported that from the perspective I was in at that time. But now that I’ve been in this role as state (education) chief, I see the fallacy there. … It’s almost un-American to say that the state department is better…

Something really wrong with the Kentucky Board of Education/Department of Education’s survey to find out what the public wants in a new education commissioner

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), with knowledge of the dubiously reformed Kentucky Board of Education, is running an online survey supposedly to find out what the public thinks will be important qualities in the new education commissioner. But, just like earlier SurveyMonkeys the department ran during the reviews of various academic area education standards,…