Kentucky’s Math And Reading Scores Show Improvement

Kentucky’s math and reading test scores show continued growth and, in some instances, exceed the national average, according to test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The scores released this week measure 4th and 8th graders nationwide and Kentucky shows promise when compared to its peers. That may be attributed to the […]

Space Exploration Learning Center Opens At Shawnee

The Challenger Learning Center is intended to make science and math education more interesting by showing how the subjects are used in space exploration. Challenger astronaut Norman Thagard directed a learning center in Florida. He says the goal is not to inspire students to be astronauts, but to make them interested in science.

JCPS Students Rank Among National Average in Math

Jefferson County Public Schools’ fourth and eighth graders rank even with the national average for many urban students in math. That’s according to a report released today called the Trial Urban District Assessment. It’s the first time JCPS has been included in the assessment. Seventeen other urban school districts were measured in 2009. While Jefferson […]

Study Shows Test Scores Up Since NCLB

A study released today finds most state test scores have risen since No Child Left Behind while others have mixed results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. In 2002, No Child Left Behind became law to improve the performance of primary and secondary schools. The Center for Education Policy has analyzed state test scores since then […]

Science Center Gets Funds for Preschool Education

The Louisville Science Center received a grant today to bolster its education programs for preschoolers. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The PNC Foundation announced it is giving a grant of more than $380,000 to the Science Center so it can provide science educational activities to young children, their teachers and their families. The center’s executive […]