15 January Advocate

15 January Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
Legislation that would allow Kentucky school districts to act more quickly to intervene at schools with achievement gaps may be in the offing, but some districts have already made steady progress over the past three years in closing those gaps, using all kinds of strategies.
How many teachers never set foot in other schools in their own district? The Bowling Green Independent district has set up a regular schedule to make sure teachers get a chance to watch their peers in action – and learn from them.
 
In most cases, a picture of a school board taken three or four decades ago would have shown five men sitting around a table. These days, it’s common for two, three or even five (see picture above) of those board members to be women. Celebrate School Board Recognition by taking a look at the demographic change.
 
Almost half the crowd at KSBA’s annual winter training event was made up of newly elected board members. They’ll be starting off on solid footing after getting a practical primer from the plenary speaker.
 
School technology experts outlined trends and gave board members tips on budgeting for technology – and how not to buy it.
 
Nearly 100 newly elected school board members  took advantage of a boot camp offered during KSBA's Winter Symposium, designed to provide them with the basics to get started in their new positions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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At Sublimity Elementary in Laurel County, third-graders (from top) Kali Samples, Kailee Bruner and Bonnie Madden use gestures linked to the words they are learning in a vocabulary lesson. The Laurel County district has made steady progress closing the achievement gap over the past three years, as have Calloway County and Barbourville Independent school systems.
 
About the magazine
The Kentucky School Advocate is published 10 times a year by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Copies are mailed to KSBA members as part of their association membership. One additional issue each year is published exclusively on KSBA’s website.
 
Executive Director
Mike Armstrong
 
Member Support/Communications Services Director
Brad Hughes
 
Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron
 
Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb
 
Account Executive
Mary Davis
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