Study shows charter school graduates more likely to complete college, earn higher salaries

Education Week reports that a new study conducted by a team of researchers from Georgia State University, Vanderbilt University, and Mathematica Policy Research shows “Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries.” While the study is a first step into this long-term impacts area, the reporters claim: “This early evidence of…

Tell your representative: Vote for pension transparency

Now that the State Government Committee has approved legislation containing policies that bring more transparency to the Bluegrass State’s troubled pension system, we could have a vote by the full Kentucky House of Representatives when it convenes at 4 p.m. (eastern) today. Despite chairman Brent Yonts’ anti-transparency stance, his committee has sent Senate bills 2…

Homeschoolers and others could soon have alternative to Common Core aligned college entrance tests

Vector A.R.C. (Assessment of Readiness for College) is looking for volunteers to participate in Beta testing of its new Vector A.R.C. college readiness test. This will happen during the Great Home School Convention – Midwest coming up during March 31–April 2, 2016. The convention will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm…

BIPPS’ report brought up in NAACP meeting with Jefferson County Schools superintendent

WDRB reports that two days ago the NAACP put the Jefferson County Public School District (JCPS) on the hot seat for continuing minority achievement gaps and small, but excessively slow progress in general. WDRB 41 Louisville News One of the speakers at the meeting, Kathryn Wallace said, “Yes, there is progress. It’s just not coming…

Daily News Op-Ed: Kentucky’s amazing graduation and readiness rates – are they credible?

Several days ago the Daily News in Bowling Green published an editorial praising the Kentucky Department of Education’s reported rapid rise in numerous Kentucky school districts of high school graduates considered college and/or career ready. I know there are major concerns regarding the validity of these statistics and contacted the Daily News editor to discuss…