Video: BIPPS talks public employee pension reform on KET’s Kentucky Tonight

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters joined a panel discussion about how much progress was really made toward public pension reform during the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. (click on the image below to view the video)                       Read more about solutions to Kentucky’s public pension crisis.

Action Alert: We need your help on KET tonight!

The state’s public pension crisis takes center stage on statewide television tonight! Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters will appear as part of a panel on KET’s Kentucky Tonight discussing how much, if any, progress was made toward repairing Kentucky’s damaged and woefully underfunded public pension system. Joining Jim on the panel will be Bryan Sunderland,…

Cloud-based End-of-Course testing in Kentucky terminated completely!

As we reported last week here, here and here, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has run into major problems with the state’s high school end-of-course testing program. One major problem is the computer servers from ACT’s Vantage testing system became overloaded and crashed when students from Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama simultaneously tried to access…

Educators playing fast and loose with data, grading in Columbus, OH?

It looks like the massive school test cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia could get pushed aside by an even messier affair that seems to be unraveling in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports in an article datelined May 3, 2013 that, under police escort, the state auditor’s office entered numerous high schools in that community…