On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, I was lured to Twitter by a random notification that Louisville's illustrious junior education reporter had Tweeted something we all needed to keep our eyes on. Turns out, it was about me, or so I thought. The tweet read, https://twitter.com/oliviakrauth/status/1542309944795471878?s=20&t=FvhdBehI64RmSep3Xq4CzA Aware that I had at least two examples of a… Continue reading What’s in a Tweet?
Four of the seven JCPS Board of Education seats are up for grabs this November. If you've been thinking you would like to see things done differently in JCPS, this may be your chance to find someone to run for school board in your area, or maybe even file to run yourself! The deadline to… Continue reading Run for JCPS School Board!
If there was ever an ideal time for students concerned about educational justice to "opt out" of high stakes testing, this is it! Due to the pandemic, the scores won't count, so why are they being administered at all? Because the federal government threatens to withhold badly needed funding if we don't keep doing things… Continue reading Refuse KPREP!
Fierce and ready with the facts, House Rep. Angie Hatton keeps forked-tongued Damon Thayer in his place while everyone's favorite Senator Morgan McGarvey says what everyone wants to hear. Unshaven Steve Rudy appeared to be a last-minute stand in.
In Kentucky, you can't technically "opt out" of state testing, but there are ways and good reasons to "refuse" them. We don't have all the answers, but we'll help you find them. Check out the content we are working on, not just for JCPS families, but across the state. We are all in this together. … Continue reading KPREP IS COMING!!!
This is a DRAFT of our legislative priorities for 2020. We want your input! Please help us rank them and provide examples of each of the categories listed below. Suggested edits and additions also welcome. ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE in JCPS “with E’S” FROM OUR JCPS BOARD MEMBERS & SUPERINTENDENT, we demand: EVIDENCE-BASED education practices Realistic… Continue reading Educational Justice With “E’s”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPdfHCtPKII&feature=youtu.be Watch the video of the guest speakers from Tuesday night's @JCPSKY board of education meeting here. Speakers at Tuesday night's JCPS Board meeting included Dear JCPS officers, Tiffany Dunn, Gay Adelmann and others. They addressed the state takeover, putting students first, and the proposed policing of JCPS students. Here is the text from Ms.… Continue reading Dear JCPS: Stop Operating As If We’ve Already Been Taken Over
Click the images to play the videos. Listen to the Forward Radio 106.5 FM interview with Senator Neal and Dr. Pollio here.
Dear KBE members, Public school advocates such as myself do not disagree that Kentucky is graduating some of its students with fewer skills than should be considered "college-ready." However, adding more requirements to graduate, without adding resources and supports to ensure they can meet these goals, is tantamount to adding more thermometers to a patient's… Continue reading A Thermometer Never Made Anyone Well
Dear KBE, With the vote on new graduation requirements looming, several educational organizations and leaders have already named specific concerns with many aspects of the Kentucky Departments of Education’s proposal. The issues they’ve identified should be sufficient to at least pause the approval of the proposal. But, the debate has become one over details which… Continue reading Letter to Kentucky Board of Education About New Graduation Requirements