Dr. Vicki Alger briefs Kentucky Legislators on Education Savings Accounts

Don’t know what Education Savings Accounts are or how they are opening up great education opportunities for students in other states who are not thriving in the one-size-must-fit-all traditional public education system? Now you have an easy way to find out. Dr. Vicki Alger is a real expert on school choice issues such as Education…

New EXPLORE and PLAN achievement gaps grow in Kentucky

Common Core’s dream collapsing for minorities After an initial delay, the Kentucky Department of Education posted the latest scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN college readiness tests for Kentucky’s statewide eighth grade testing from the 2014-2015 school term this morning. Sadly, the picture for the white minus black achievement gaps is uniformly unfavorable for all…

On the air September 28: Another ‘Bluegrass Monday’ with Mandy Connell on 840 WHAS

Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst, Richard Innes, guest subs for Jim Waters on Bluegrass Mondays @ 7:05 p.m. on Louisville’s NewsRadio 840 WHAS-AM with popular talk-show host Mandy Connell. Open Meetings violations, scrambled statistics and scary social studies, Oh My! Mandy and Dick will talk some hot education topics you’re not hearing about anywhere else.…

Kentucky education’s Program Review problems – We told you so – Now even Prichard sees the problem!

A few days ago, the Herald-Leader caught up to us with their story about “State audit report says schools are rating themselves too high in program reviews.” At issue: the unavoidable fact that the Kentucky Department of Education’s new Unbridled Learning Program Reviews are suffering from massive score inflation – something that’s just about inevitable…

KY Auditor provides fiscal advice to local school boards

Concerned with obvious problems with the way local Kentucky schools and school boards are managing their money, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen’s office has released a set of 75 suggestions for how boards can do their job more efficiently. These recommendations should be very helpful to local school board members and others who…