Auditors Say JCPS Thomas Jefferson Middle Can Decide How to Turn Around School

The Kentucky Department of Education is letting a fifth Jefferson County Public School decide how it’ll turn around student achievement. Thomas Jefferson Middle school now will pick one of four options to boost student success. Earlier this year, KDE audited four of the five JCPS schools that were included in the third round of persistently low-achieving […]

Yarmuth Applauds Kentucky Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Praising the decision, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon for the announcement that Kentucky has been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards and can move ahead with its own education reforms. The bipartisan bill was the flagship in education reform for former President George […]

Kentucky, Indiana Granted Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Kentucky and Indiana have been granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind standards. NCLB has been criticized the past few years as having unreachable goals for education. Kentucky and Indiana were among the 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and 28 more states have announced they plan to seek […]

Education Commissioner Says Kentucky Will Be Granted NCLB Waiver

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education is confident the commonwealth will receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Terry Holliday has been in direct talks with federal officials, and he says a big announcement confirming the waiver is coming next week. “We’re in great shape. We’ve been talking with the Department of Education,” Holliday tells […]

JCPS High Schools Make Gains, But District Goals Not Met

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens says the state’s standardized test scores released Tuesday show both positive and negative results for the district. Only 16.5 (22 of 133) percent of JCPS schools met 100 percent of goals designed under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The goals are specific to each school and every goal […]

Beshear Requests Waiver From No Child Left Behind Standards

by Angela Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky officials want to replace federal education standards with new state measurements. Governor Steve Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today requesting a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act’s accountability model. State Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross says Senate Bill 1, which passed […]

Reactions to Naming of Next Education Commissioner

Education leaders throughout the state are reacting to today’s selection of Kentucky’s next education commissioner. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The reactions to the state Board of Education’s choice of Terry Holliday range from Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman to the head of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Holliday has been a superintendent […]

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 […]

School Performance Data Released

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say they’re both pleased and concerned with the latest school performance data released Tuesday The test results are used to measure schools’ progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Dr. Robert Rodosky, executive director of Accountabililty, Research and Planning for the school system says while 74 of the […]