How have English Language Learners fared under Common Core?

As we previously commented, the Courier-Journal and The Hechinger Report have collaborated on a series of articles about education in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) during the Common Core era. We’ve already discussed the articles on achievement gaps for special education students and the one for racial minorities. In both cases, the Courier and Hechinger…

Courier-Journal and Hechinger Reports agree with us – Achievement gaps in Louisville are getting worse!

Back in February, the Bluegrass Institute released its updated report on the white minus black achievement gaps in Jefferson County schools. “Blacks Continue Falling Through Gaps in Louisville’s Schools, The 2016 Update” examined several sets of test scores to make the case that the achievement gaps in Louisville are not getting better. Now, a new…

New Stanford data points to serious achievement gaps in Louisville

A research team at Stanford University just released a huge report several days ago dealing with “Local education inequities across U.S.” The Stanford team collected testing data and other information on every school district in the nation. Then, using the National Assessment of Educational Progress as a common ruler, the Stanford team says they placed…