Race to the Top Recipients to be Decided in August

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the state will learn in early August if it’s a finalist in its second bid for federal Race to the Top dollars. Tennessee and Delaware won the first round of the education innovation and reform initiative. Holliday remains cautiously optimistic, but says the… Continue reading Race to the Top Recipients to be Decided in August

Kentucky's Second Race to the Top Application Submitted Today

by Stephanie Crosby The Kentucky Department of Education is submitting the state’s new application for federal Race to the Top dollars today. A new aspect of the application is a provision that would tie teacher evaluations – in part – to student achievement. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the Race to the Top program wants to… Continue reading Kentucky's Second Race to the Top Application Submitted Today

Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds

Kentucky was on the list of 16 finalists the U.S. Department of Education announced today in the running for more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funds. But Indiana is out. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement Thursday and said the department would interview representatives from… Continue reading Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds

Advocates Want State to Include Arts Ed in Application

Arts advocates in Kentucky are encouraging citizens to request that arts education be addressed in the state’s application for a federal grant. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Arts Kentucky is asking stakeholders in education — from parents to business people — to participate in a survey recently put out by the state’s Department of Education.… Continue reading Advocates Want State to Include Arts Ed in Application

Group Launches Events for Charter School Legislation

An event next week will be the first of many planned to build support to establish charter schools in Kentucky. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Several Louisville pastors with the Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance have been working with Republican Rep. Brad Montell of Shelbyville. This month, Montell filed a bill to allow charter schools in… Continue reading Group Launches Events for Charter School Legislation