NKAPC meeting tomorrow @ Dixie Heights H.S.

For all Bluegrass Institute supporters in Northern Kentucky: A public meeting regarding the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dixie Heights High School in Kenton County. Marcus Carey reports on his Bluegrass Bulletin blog that Kenton County Attorney Gary (Can anyone say ‘conflict of interest?’) Edmondson, whose private firm…

Welcome to the new BIPPS.org

Dear Friends, Since it was created in 2003, the Bluegrass Institute has enabled many important victories for freedom, personal liberty and the expansion of free markets in Kentucky. We are proud of the work we have done to move freedom forward in the state—from shining the light on poor performance in Kentucky’s public schools to…

Increase Free Markets

A thriving private sector unrestrained by a bloated government is a key to a healthy marketplace. The destructive policies of project labor agreements and prevailing wage coupled with a lack of ‘Right to Work’ laws has hampered Kentucky’s ability to attract new business investment. These labor policies must be reformed if Kentucky is to be…

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…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS talks digital learning on WKCT

Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes will be on Bowling Green’s 930 WKCT-AM’s “Drive Time” this afternoon to discuss his new report: “Digital Learning Now: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky.” “Drive Time” airs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (central). Listen here. Innes addresses recommendations made in his report to remove obstacles preventing Kentucky students…

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…