The latest round of student tests shows that local fourth- and eighth-graders perform about average in math and reading compared to their peers in other large cities. However, scores dipped for many groups, including African-Americans.
Gov. Bevin said he would leave the job status of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt in the hands of his Kentucky Board of Education appointees, in addition to further explaining his controversial "guarantee" on Friday that students were sexually assaulted while left at home during school closures.
Two local education insiders are at odds with Kentucky Board of Education Vice Chair Rich Gimmel over whether Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt revealed to JCPS leaders the tentative outcome of a months-long management audit that could have severe consequences for Jefferson County Public Schools.