2011 November Advocate

2011 November Advocate

Flying high
A nonprofit group that services planes for missionary pilots around the world is the improbable benefactor for some students in Monroe County. The organization has partnered with the school district and local airport to give students hands-on experience in aviation.


Proof of the program
Document, document, document. Educators say that’s the secret to successful program reviews. Some schools are even setting up electronic ways to keep tabs on the subject areas that are being reviewed this year.

Starting point
As anachronistic as it sounds, the Owensboro Independent leaders correctly put the horse before the cart when it approached a massive districtwide technology purchase. Instead of starting with the electronics, they started with the curriculum

Building a new system
Many Kentucky schools will get a new rating at the end of November on their physical condition and suitability for learning. The extensive new scoring system would replace the category 1-5 rating system. The only catch? Funding for the work didn’t stretch far enough.

The two Cs
School board members around the state are spending time this fall learning more about college and career readiness and then brainstorming the implications of those standards for their districts. The topic has been a focus of this year’s KSBA Regional Meetings.

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On the cover
Members of Monroe County High School’s Aviation Science class receive a lesson on the workings of an airplane engine from Jon Foote, founder and CEO of Missionaire International, which brought the program to the school.

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