Family Foundation points to deficiencies in the proposed Kentucky Core Academic Standards for science

Family Foundation spokesman Martin Cothran makes important points in this Herald-Leader Op-Ed. Cothran doesn’t cover all the issues regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which the Kentucky Board of Education voted earlier this month to incorporate as the science standards portion of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. For example, Page 31 of a June…

Trouble at the Top: Long Term Trend federal testing shows high schools not making progress in education

New results are out from a long term trend tracking version of the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP LTT), and the results are puzzling, at best. Unlike the “Main NAEP,” which provides state level results, the NAEP LTT only provides an overall, nationwide look at education. However, unlike the Main NAEP, the LTT…

Big day for Bluegrass Energy!

It’s been an eventful day for the Bluegrass Institute and our efforts to protect state sovereignty over the commonwealth’s energy sector! First, check out the Bluegrass Institute’s feature in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal editorial section where policy coordinator Philip Impellizzeri discusses the correct frame of reference for the EPA vs coal debate. Also watch out for…

John Garen on KET’s the Price of Poverty

Check below for the KET appearance of our very own John Garen, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of Kentucky and chair of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars! Garen appeared on the second edition of KET’s the “Price of Poverty” where panelists discussed the pressing issues keeping Kentucky’s most vulnerable stuck in the…