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Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Change within, change without
It’s one thing to have a cool school design element, but it’s another thing to have that element represent some bigger changes that are happening academically. Eminence Independent has made sure the changes to its elementary-grade spaces are more than skin deep

Getting a jump on life
Washington County High School is offering an early college program with a twist: it focuses on students who will be the first in their family to attend college and on students from the lower end of the socioeconomic scale

First things first
Williamstown Independent is taking the long view toward competency-based graduation for its students. Before making any moves to implement that program, the district is making sure there will be plenty of postsecondary learning opportunities for those who finish early

Culture of improvement
When a number of tis schools weren't performing the way administors thought they should, administrators with Christian County Schools looked within to find a way forward.

Changing the program
Kentucky schools are preparing their staff for the first round of testing under the state’s new core standards, but they also are taking the new program reviews out for a test drive. Some educators are concerned about the subjectivity of that process

In Conversation With ...
Whoever is elected governor of Kentucky Nov. 8 will preside over continuing financially lean times and plentiful unresolved education issues. Where do Democrat incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and his Republican challenger, Senate President David Williams stand.
Steve Beshear
David Williams

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On the cover
Eminence Independent Elementary School student Rylee Mitchell peers down an “optical illusion” manhole that is just one of the realistic design features of the school’s renovated hallways. The manhole especially fascinates students, who also enjoy the murals and teachers’ classroom facades that are made to resemble shops. But the school’s changes go deeper than the surface.

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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.

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