Body and mind
Summer programs can incorporate both physical activity and academics, but Oldham Co. Schools set up one for each: an academic program based on the Governor’s Scholars model and one that helps students rack up a PE credit. BODY and MIND
The condition of a third of the state’s school buildings are now rated using a much-vaunted new evaluation system, but when it comes to completing the job, the state’s cupboard is bare. The state education department is working on a stopgap measure.
State education commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday is promising a more hands-off stance toward local facilities planning in the form of revised regulations that are scheduled to come before the Kentucky Board of Education this month.
Do you speak Urdu? Laotian? Swahili?
The Warren County school district’s “Tower of Babel” is located in what looks like a refurbished former gas station – which may be appropriate since it’s in the business of service. The “tower” is a one-stop center where the district can serve its many refugee and immigrant students and their families.
Panelists during KSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute made it clear that it’s not only students who must prepare for careers – it’s the job of board members, business and industry and the community in general who need to help them get ready.
Practicum in pathways
In Montgomery County, educators got firsthand knowledge about career pathways in health care for their students with the opening of a new hospital, and also discovered how Individual Learning Plans can be used in those pathways.
The involvement of school boards is a key to a successful coordinated school health program, according to a nationally known expert whose school district has a thriving record in the field. He spoke at Kentucky’s Coordinated School Health Symposium in late June.