How about giving us the CURRENT NAEP data on charter schools, correctly analyzed?

During last Thursday’s meeting of the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee, Dr. Bob Rodosky, the statistical person from Jefferson County Public Schools, asserted his school district outperformed charter schools across the nation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2011. That assertion surprised me for several reasons. First, charter school performance has been improving…

The rest of the story on Common Core finally reaches Kentucky legislators – Joy Pullmann

Common Core State Standards have been in force in Kentucky since 2010, but there has been a real paucity of information about the problems with the creation and content of these public school curriculum drivers. Finally, the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee invited three national experts on Common Core to testify this past week on March…

Time to make AG’s use of private law firms transparent

A long-overdue legislative proposal in the Kentucky State Senate would shine the light on the Kentucky Attorney General’s use of private law firms to harass businesses and individuals. Current law allows the Kentucky Attorney General to hire private attorneys to engage in legal battles. This practice not only wrongly gives private law firms the powers…

The rest of the story on Common Core finally reaches Kentucky legislators – James Milgram

Common Core State Standards have been in force in Kentucky since 2010, but there has been a real paucity of information about the problems with the creation and content of these public school curriculum drivers. Finally, the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee invited three national experts on Common Core to testify this past week on March…

The rest of the story on Common Core finally reaches Kentucky legislators – Sandra Stotsky

Common Core State Standards have been in force in Kentucky since 2010, but there has been a real paucity of information about the problems with the creation and content of these public school curriculum drivers. Finally, the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee invited three national experts on Common Core to testify this past week on March…

Heartland Institute: Anti-Common Core “Band of Mothers” fights incredible opposition

Heartland Institute’s Joy Pullmann strikes a chord with her “Big Business Targets Common Core’s Band of Mothers.” Why are big business and its allies attacking common moms (and dads?). Why is Pullmann’s “Band of Mothers” pushing back against so many well-funded attempts to say that all is well with Common Core State Standards? By the…

Is Google mining student data with Apps in Use in Kentucky!

Education Week reports a case is now in federal court accusing Google of improperly mining student data from its Google Apps for Education e-mail system. Khaliah Barnes, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, a Washington-based advocacy group, said, “Student privacy is under attack.” And, that attack is here. I did a…