Month: June 2018

Hey NBC, Here’s ‘The Rest Of The Story’ On Charter Schools

Paul Harvey was a well-known radio broadcaster with the ABC Radio Networks. Toward the end of World War II, Harvey began incorporating a series of bits called “The Rest Of The Story” in his broadcasts. Harvey would introduce a different topic in each bit, spicing up each story with quirky narration and little-known facts. He would close each show with…

Franklin County Court Rules Pension Reform Bill Unconstitutional

Kentucky’s controversial pension reform bill, Senate Bill 151, has been declared unconstitutional. WDRB reports that on Wednesday, Franklin County Court Judge Phillip Shepherd declared Senate Bill 151 void, ruling that the bill failed to meet procedural requirements set forth by the state Constitution. The controversial bill was initially passed and signed into law by Governor Bevin earlier this spring, and…

If You Want Great Schools, Build Great School Climates

Seeds don’t grow in bad soil. It doesn’t matter how much water or sunlight you give them or how much you drown them in Miracle-Gro. If you plant a seed in rocky soil, don’t expect much to happen. School climate — characterized by high expectations, positive relationships, student engagement, and more — is the soil that can make or break student performance.…

Here’s How A Supreme Court Decision Could Lead To Another Wave Of Teacher Protests

We saw what happened back in the spring when “pension reform” was all the buzz in Kentucky. Teachers got a sewage bill, Frankfort got a whole lot of protesters, and Matt Bevin got sued. Teachers unions like the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) were critical opponents of that debacle in this year’s General Assembly, and now, they are bracing themselves yet…

Kentucky Valedictorian Tricks Audience With Trump Quote – Just Kidding, It’s Obama

The school year has wrapped up almost everywhere in the Bluegrass State, and naturally, outgoing seniors enjoy taking the opportunity to say one final goodbye to the high schools they’ve called home for the past 4 years. Enter Bell County’s Ben Bowling, the valedictorian of Bell County High School’s Class of 2018, who had his own unique way to bid…

Live From Rural Kentucky, It’s The Belief Gap!

Mass media has an unmistakable impact on our impressions of people and places. Take, for example, shows like Baywatch and 90210, which color our perceptions of Los Angeles. When I think of the City of Angels, I see endless sunshine, luxury, and Kardashian-esque mansions. When I think of The Big Apple, songs like Sinatra’s “New York, New York” and Alicia…

This Is LeBron James’ Greatest Achievement

LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet. He is a 3-time NBA champion, a 4-time league MVP, and he’s now been to 8 straight Finals. That means that for nearly a decade, the road to an NBA championship has gone through LeBron. He literally does everything. LeBron scores at will, like a lion on a court of…

#KYGoDigital Tour Starts Off With A Bang In Western KY

Yesterday kicked off the beginning of the #KYGoDigital Summer Tour, which is taking the Bluegrass by storm. Hundreds of teachers leaders, administrators, and instructional coaches from across Western Kentucky made their way to Murray State University, where experts from across the region met to deliver high-quality and user-friendly professional learning. It might be summer, but teaching and learning never stop…

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