Heartland Institute: Anti-Common Core “Band of Mothers” fights incredible opposition

Heartland Institute’s Joy Pullmann strikes a chord with her “Big Business Targets Common Core’s Band of Mothers.” Why are big business and its allies attacking common moms (and dads?). Why is Pullmann’s “Band of Mothers” pushing back against so many well-funded attempts to say that all is well with Common Core State Standards? By the…

Is Google mining student data with Apps in Use in Kentucky!

Education Week reports a case is now in federal court accusing Google of improperly mining student data from its Google Apps for Education e-mail system. Khaliah Barnes, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, a Washington-based advocacy group, said, “Student privacy is under attack.” And, that attack is here. I did a…

Not spending money on school textbooks might be a good thing right now

An Education Week Digital Education Blog is likely to cause some timber shaking in the education world. EdWeek says two individuals doing research on the real alignment between currently available textbooks and the Common Core State Standards say “Claims from publishers that traditional instructional materials are aligned to Common Core State Standards are largely a…

Innes to talk about Priority Schools at Louisville 912 meeting

BIPPS’ Richard Innes will discuss education in some of Jefferson County Public Schools most troubled schools and what can be done to improve them. These schools, currently classified as “Priority Schools,” were initially called “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools.” Priority Schools are among the very lowest performing schools in the entire state of Kentucky, and Jefferson County…