Jefferson County (Ky.) Schools Fail to Improve

Monday, February 11, 2013

A new analysis by the Kentucky Department of Education found that 16 of 18 Jefferson County schools that underwent overhauls in the past three years to improve academics showed little or no progress despite receiving millions of resources to improve performance.

State officials say several schools failed to follow improvement plans that were part of the overhaul and Jefferson County Public Schools officials didn't exercise the oversight to make sure the plans were being followed.

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told The Courier-Journal ( that the state may need to take direct oversight of efforts to improve these schools, as the department has done in other district.

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