testing http://wfpl.org en Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News Kentucky Remains Stable In Education Week's Annual 'Quality Counts' Report http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-remains-stable-education-weeks-annual-quality-counts-report <p>Kentucky's public education system mirrors some national trends that show states struggling to close achievement gaps while maintaining high marks for its recent education reforms, according to&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the annual “Quality Counts” report by the non-profit publication</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Education Week.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:25:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 8181 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Remains Stable In Education Week's Annual 'Quality Counts' Report Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Could Challenge Standardized Testing http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-districts-innovation-could-challenge-standardized-testing <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Some Kentucky school districts may soon test how much wiggle room there is in the federal law that has forced them to measure student progress through standardized tests, which have been a major criticism of the nation's public education system.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7908 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Could Challenge Standardized Testing Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results http://wfpl.org/post/takeaways-kentuckys-release-school-test-results <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Kentucky has <a href="/post/jcps-improves-kentucky-school-test-scores-middle-schools-and-math-are-concerns">released its annual accountability results showing how schools are performing.</a> We know it&#39;s a lot of information, so we thought we&#39;d boil down a few takeaways.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">The themes in bold below are what the Kentucky Department of Education measures, explaining how the state determines which schools are doing well.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6992 at http://wfpl.org Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results