2013 February Advocate homepage

2013 February Advocate homepage

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
Magnet exerts positive pull
A low-performing middle school in Jefferson County turned to the Montessori approach when it wanted to build up enrollment, student achievement and community confidence. While just one group of students is in the magnet program, the whole building has seen spillover effects.

Gathering at the river
That would be the Ohio River, which runs alongside the Galt House in Louisville. The event is KSBA’s 77th Annual Conference, which promises one of the best-ever lineups of major speakers and some timely sessions on school board oversight of finances, including an appearance by state Auditor Adam Edelen.

Special room
Some special-needs students at Marion County High School don’t have to leave the building to learn real-life lessons. A multi-group effort has created a room in which students can learn practical living skills, including cooking and cleaning, along with academics to prepare them for life.
 
Safety surge
Resurgent interest in school safety in Kentucky following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting doesn’t translate to a resurgence in funding. But school safety leaders say there are many no-cost ways school administrators can use to make their buildings safer.
 
Sick system
State government and the companies that manage its Medicaid system have been involved in disputes that have affected claims payment, and school nursing services provided through local health departments are among the casualties.

Grants x 2
KSBA will benefit from two very different grants that will be used to help some school districts and school boards – one to enhance energy efficiency and the other to enhance the professional development of boards themselves.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On the cover
Westport Middle School sixth-grader Rose Russman encourages Milo the hamster to take a “field trip” out of his classroom cage. Russman, a student in the turnaround school’s magnet Montessori program, says classroom pets are one of her favorite things about the program.
About the magazine
 
Kentucky School Boards Association
260 Democrat Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601
800-372-2962

Executive Director
Bill Scott

Member Support Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

Account Executive
Mary Davis

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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