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The [[Bluegrass Institute]] has now been informed by multiple sources that there may be problems with the 2009 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scores. There is evidence that the count of stud ents with learning disabilities listed in the various 2009 NCLB reports is incorrect for a notable number of individual schools and school districts.
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==What is Race to the Top (RTTT)?==
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A very incomplete list of districts that have identified possible problems either to the press or to the Bluegrass Institute includes [[Scott County Public Schools | Scott County]], [[Barren County Public Schools | Barren County]], [[Boone County Public Schools | Boone County]] and [[Campbell County Public Schools | Campbell County]].
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Race to the Top is a competitive federal grant program intended to spur educational innovations in the nation's poorest performing schools. It was created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The RTTT fund is going to be distributed in two different phases and totals $4.35 billion.
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In addition, a very brief examination of NCLB reports for the state’s two largest school districts, [[Jefferson County Public Schools | Jefferson County]] and [[Fayette County Public Schools | Fayette County]], indicates that there may be similar2 0problems there, as well. These brief examinations also indicate that there could be problems with the counts for students categorized as having “Limited English Proficiency.
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==Key RTTT Focus==
An incorrect count of students for any reportable subgroup can impact NCLB findings for that student subgroup as well as the overall “Adequate Yearly Progress” determination for the affected school system.  The [[Kentucky Department of Education]] reports it is examining the problem; however, corrected scores may not be available until late in 2009.  In the interim, users of all existing 2009 NCLB products from the Kentucky Department of Education and independent organizations, including this Web site, should consider the results as subject to change.
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RTTT encourages a focus on four key areas:
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• Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy;
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• Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction;
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• Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and
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• Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.
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Revision as of 08:25, 11 January 2010

What you can find in the Education Portal

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Featured Article

Race to the Top

What is Race to the Top (RTTT)?

Race to the Top is a competitive federal grant program intended to spur educational innovations in the nation's poorest performing schools. It was created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The RTTT fund is going to be distributed in two different phases and totals $4.35 billion.


Key RTTT Focus

RTTT encourages a focus on four key areas:

• Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy;

• Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction;

• Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and

• Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.

Read more here

Recently added education articles

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Kentucky Education news...

All school and district pages on FreedomKentucky are being updated with the most recent No Child Left Behind data.