BIPPS in Louisville Business First: The experience gap in Jefferson County schools

There are many gaps contributing to the poor performance of the Jefferson County Public Schools, including the well-publicized academic achievement gap between whites and minorities and the common-sense gaps which are unmistakable in the district’s busing and student-assignment policies. However, the most serious gap might be “the experience gap.” I write about it in today’s…

HHS cuts premiums in Kentucky

This week, Health and Human Services (HHS) cut premiums in 17 states by 40 percent for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Kentucky is one state that will see these premiums decline. One reason for the cut is the low enrollment in the law’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. To date only 18,000 Americans have signed up for…