A behind the scenes look at Kentucky's modern education reform history. The day was March 28, 2019. It was the last day of a 30-day legislative session. Teachers in the state's largest school district, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) had just successfully "sicked out" six of the last seven days legislature was in session. I… Continue reading Sickouts or Sellouts?
All eyes are on Kentucky! And on Louisville, in particular. Not only is there national interest in unseating the Country’s Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who hails from our state, there’s also a badly needed tax measure on the ballot that will support racial equity in our public schools. Just like the Kentucky Derby,… Continue reading All Eyes on Kentucky
This parent writes, Have you ever questioned the JCPS school system? I’m going to share my story with you. Last year we decided to take our youngest son out of JCPS traditional school and put him into a private school. As the school began for this year I started receiving notifications that they had placed… Continue reading Passing The Buck
The public has been denied the opportunity to speak at JCPS board meetings since COVID forced all public meetings to be held virtually in March. On July 16, Gay Adelmann and Tyra Walker met with Dr. Pollio over Zoom, to make him aware that a handful of powerful players were continuing to derail grassroots groups'… Continue reading Timeline of Recent Events
Dear JCPS, My name is XXXX and my son is in 2nd grade at XXXX Elementary. I have been carefully watching our county's positivity rate and balancing that against what I believe to be best for my child and I am writing to ask that you please give consideration to having the option of our… Continue reading At-risk K-3 students should return to in-person learning
Please give us your feedback following your first two days of NTI in JCPS. If you are a teacher and a parent, please complete the survey twice. If you have students in more than one school, please complete the survey once for each school. Your name is not required, however, we ask for your email… Continue reading “Back to NTI 2.0” Survey
This is a message we received from a Louisville Catholic school parent: "The teachers all thought surely the Archdiocese would listen to the Governor’s recommendation. When the Archdiocese announced that they would not be following the Governor’s recommendation, that’s when teachers started reaching out to me. These are the things I’m most concerned about: 1.… Continue reading Louisville Catholic Schools’ Quiet COVID Response
https://youtu.be/l5T0PPqJ_aU After watching this week's episode of Save Our Schools with Dear JCPS... Complete the survey to let district leaders know your thoughts on safely returning to in-person school. Sign the pledge to stand with JCPS Grassroots Organizations as they stand up for our most vulnerable students. Join KEU to stay up-to-date with the… Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do Today
Survey Results as of 2 PM July 21, 2020. 200 Respondents. Dear JCPS Superintendent and Board of Education, Tonight, as you weigh difficult, critical decisions regarding when and how to safely return to in-person schooling, we thank you for keeping the health and safety of our students, their families and their teachers and all who… Continue reading Survey Says?
Parents, teachers, staff, administrators, we want to hear from you! Do you prefer to start the school year with NTI, in-person classes, or something in between? If you are a teacher, are you or is someone in your household immunocompromised? If you are a parent, do you face challenges if NTI is your only option?… Continue reading Take Our Back to School Survey!