New Associate Commissioner at KDE knows about turning around low-performing schools

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) just announced that former J.B. Atkinson Elementary School Principal Dewey Hensley has just been named an associate commissioner at the department. Hensley is being placed in charge of efforts to “support low-performing schools and districts that are identified for educational recovery based on state and federal guidelines and requirements.…

Freedom in Kentucky

I had an opportunity to speak with the authors of the new Mercatus Center report, “Freedom in the 50 States.” Here’s the audio: Jason Sorens William Ruger As you’re probably aware, Kentucky landed in the bottom half of the rankings among the states. The advice the authors gave to Kentucky policymakers was fairly simple: Tighten…