Kentucky’s Low Achieving Schools Gets Another Year of Federal Funds

Kentucky’s low-achieving schools are receiving another round of federal School Improvement Grant funding. Forty-one Kentucky schools have been called persistently low-achieving under the No Child Left Behind standards, and they can use the federal SIG funds to implement models to help turn around student achievement. Only the first cohort, or group, of schools deemed low-achieving was […]

JCPS Expects Vote on Thomas Jefferson Middle Turn Around Model

Thomas Jefferson Middle School has decided how it’ll turn around student achievement after being labeled persistently low achieving last year. The school was named in the latest round of low-achieving schools according to the federal government’s No Child Left Behind standards. Thomas Jefferson Middle’s School-Based Decision Making council was allowed to choose one of four […]

Low-Achieving JCPS Schools May Have More Options

The five persistently low-achieving (PLA) Jefferson County public schools may soon have more options for turning around student performance. Congress is proposing amendments to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which would give states more flexibility in turning around schools. The changes also scrap the adequate yearly progress (AYP) standards, which many educators say […]