Watch Ky. Auditor Adam Edelen briefing on problems in Kentucky school districts

I already mentioned the excellent presentation by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts to the Interim Joint Education Committee on Monday. Now, KET has posted a video of Adam Edelen’s outstanding October 14, 2013 presentation. Click here to watch that. Edelen’s comments begin at 9 minutes and 56 seconds into the webcast.

Ky. Auditor – Audits point to lack of accountability in some Ky. school districts

Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen made an outstanding presentation to the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education yesterday, and WYMT TV picked up on the story here. The auditor overviewed the disturbing results of 14 education-related audits that his office has recently performed in various local Kentucky school districts. One of the…

Pay attention educators: Misleading the public about school performance has consequences

We’ve written many times in the past about deceptive reporting in Jefferson County’s “Every1Reads” program such as here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and even here, way back in 2008. The issue: the Jefferson County school system – in an attempt to grossly inflate its true performance on teaching students to read…

Highly experimental nature of Common Core becomes clearer with call in Education Week for research

Education Week just posted an article titled “Common-Core Rollout Ripe for Studying, Experts Say.” This article makes it quite clear that much of the “stuff” coming with the new Common Core State Standards (and the Next Generation Science Standards) is untested, and research about what will work is badly needed. Concerning Common Core, Pascal D.…

Charter School Successes: BASIS charters outperform in Arizona – and the world!

The National Center for Policy Analysis reports that a BASIS charter school in Tucson scored even higher than students from Shanghai, an Asian education powerhouse, on recent international tests. The National Center says of the BASIS Tucson North school: “The Tucson charter school outscored all 40 countries that administered the 2012 PISA, or Programme for…