BIPPS promotes education reform, school choice on TV’s ‘Kentucky Tonight’ at 8 p.m.

Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will appear tonight on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. (EST) to advocate for reforming the commonwealth’s failing education system, including allowing charter schools. The program is hosted by Bill Goodman live on KET1 and will be replayed Wednesday at 2 a.m.(EST). During the live…

New NAEP data out

White-Black math gaps getting worse And even national educators don’t depict the situation properly! The National Assessment of Educational Progress just released new data in the web on the testing of the nation’s students in reading and mathematics in 2009. Among other things, the release has this very clear statement from the National Assessment Governing…

Jefferson County educators don’t get it: They operate a lot of very weak schools

I wrote a couple of days ago that educators in Jefferson County are whining and sniveling about finally having to face some accountability for their many very poor performing schools. Sadly, instead of buckling down to figure out how to improve their under-performers, teachers along with Jefferson County superintendent Sheldon Berman are instead trying to…

District to get national and international accreditation is one of Kentucky’s 13 low performers????

Here’s a great education puzzle. The Campbell County Public Schools are about to get accreditation from both AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. That will make the district both nationally and internationally recognized. However, just a week ago it was announced that Campbell County is one of the 13 long-time low-performing school…