Back in February, the Bluegrass Institute released its updated report on the white minus black achievement gaps in Jefferson County schools. “Blacks Continue Falling Through Gaps in Louisville’s Schools, The 2016 Update” examined several sets of test scores to make the case that the achievement gaps in Louisville are not getting better.
Now, a new article out today from Hechinger Reports, “More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening,” obviously is making exactly the same point that we did back in February.
Oh, yeah, the Courier-Journal also ran the Hechinger article yesterday under the title, “Test scores show the gap between black and white students in Kentucky seems to be widening.”
It looks like more people are figuring out what we already told you months ago.
By the way, the Jefferson County Public School District fussed back in February that the Bluegrass Institute had not considered everything in our report. I wonder what JCPS will say to Hechinger and their own home town newspaper, too.