The House Education Committee passed a bill Thursday morning that officials hope would better position Kentucky to win federal money to improve the academic
performance of public schools.
House Bill 176, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, would allow school districts to close low-performing middle and high schools and restart them under the management of a private or non-profit operator, known as an educational-management organization, or EMO.
“I think (the bill) helps us be a little more competitive in the Race to the Top,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said after the committee meeting. “It shows we have a real good plan to help turn around low-performing schools.”
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Bill to fix low-performing schools clears panel
This from the Courier-Journal: