Jefferson County Schools getting more criticism for staffing in failing schools

The Courier-Journal ran a large article today about how Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is getting more and more critical of the way Jefferson County Public Schools restaffed teachers in their Persistently Low-Achieving Schools. The Courier points out that some of these schools wound up with large numbers of first-year teachers after the restaffing took…

When rigorous isn’t rigorous

A new study of student performance has just been released from the National Center for Education Statistics. The study “presents information about the types of courses that high school graduates in the class of 2009 took during high school, how many credits they earned, and the grades they received. Information on the relationships between high…