‘Prince of Pork’ no more?

Via Ezra Klein: Forget Paul Ryan, appropriations chair Hal Rogers is the real GOP hatchet man, writes Suzy Khimm: “Two weeks ago, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, made the GOP’s next big move to slash spending for social programs. In a little-noticed proposal, Rogers detailed how the GOP wants to…

Whatever gave it away?

Without charter schools, Kentucky is once again set up to miss out on Race to the Top funding. The Obama administration announced today that it will release a third round of RttT cash. Kentucky and eight other states are eligible to compete for a $10 million to $50 million slice each of the third round’s…

Persistently Low-Achieving Knight Middle school recommended for principal, SBDM change

Superintendent Sheldon Berman clueless The latest audit of a Persistently Low-Achieving School is out. This time the Knight Middle School from Jefferson County is in the spotlight, and the glare is pretty harsh. A few comments from the Audit: • “The principal and school council have not demonstrated leadership that provides guidance and engages stakeholders…

Pension crisis primer

It is not a secret that Kentucky’s pension system is in serious crisis.  Read more about this here. We will no doubt be hearing more about this in years to come in Kentucky. In fact, don’t be surprised if this issue is dominant in upcoming legislative sessions and election debates. With that in mind, here…