Fostering successful students
Many foster kids have special needs – emotional, behavioral and academic – and as their numbers grow in some Kentucky school districts, so does the need for services to help them. That can be complicated when the foster child must be placed far from his or her home county.
Safer Friday night lights
Several new safety rules for high school football kicked in this year, on top of earlier mandates focusing on concussion injuries. With this year’s season well underway, how have these measures helped protect players – and have they changed the game?
No more heat-and-eat
Food service workers in two northern Kentucky school districts have been working with some pros to shift the focus of cafeteria food from prepackaged to scratch cooking. Why? As the Dayton Independent superintendent says: “because we care.”
Board View: Guarding against a black eyeEyeing audits
It’s that head-scratching time of year when school boards are presented with the dizzying array of figures known as the annual audit report. Here are some tips from the experts on what to look for – and what questions to ask.Up-close advocacy
School board members who attend this year’s Winter Symposium will be better advocates for public education when the 2016 session of the General Assembly opens in January, thanks to some in-depth training on the topic. And they’ll also learn about the millennial generation’s mindset.Q&A with Pruitt
“The heart of a teacher” is how Kentucky’s sixth education commissioner has been described. Find out more about how he plans to dig into his new position in a special In Conversation With …
"Very Special" talents on display at KSBA
Like many a “new occupant,” first-year KSBA Executive Director Mike Armstrong wanted a bit of redecorating of the association’s Frankfort headquarters. When Armstrong led the Department of Education’s Division of Exceptional Children Services 19 years ago, he became associated with VSA Kentucky, a Bowling Green-based nonprofit providing support to arts education for disabled children and adults. So he contacted VSAKY Director Delaire Rowe with an idea.