Will it really happen?

Frost Middle School in Jefferson County closing? WAVE-3 reports that the Frost Middle School, one of the state’s 10 Persistently low-achieving schools, has been recommended for closure. But, wait, the school district is going to move the Phoenix School of Discovery into the same location. That’s not a charter school (we don’t have any), so…

UK economist John Garen on school choice

This is a great discussion with John Garen, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of Kentucky and adjunct scholar with The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, about school choice and the current education system in Kentucky. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11543258&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Does anyone know how to teach reading?

Federal study indicates supplemental reading programs don’t work Education Week reports (subscription) that a second-year follow-up study released yesterday of some supplemental reading programs that are supposed to improve student comprehension – don’t. Certainly, nationwide performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that reading has made scant improvement since the early 1990s. The…