Yummy or yucky?
Statewide, the numbers of students eating in school cafeterias took a dive last year after new federal nutrition guidelines took effect, and that had a direct effect on school food service budgets. But a state official believes kids are turning the corner and getting used to the healthier offerings.
Lots of educators talk about getting away from “seat time,” but Trigg County High School has taken this move to a whole different level. The school has integrated one of its computer technology classes throughout other courses, so students can learn the tech skills via many subject areas.
Getting the message
Knox Central High School based its turnaround plan on making college and career readiness relevant to students and a byword for faculty. After just a year, the goal has sunken in at the priority school, which aims for 100 percent of its graduates to be college and/or career ready this year.
The Knox County district’s new superintendent was so taken with the work to improve Knox Central High that he has set about spreading some of the strategies to the system’s other schools.
When Adair County’s gifted and talented students gather for a session, the classroom comes to them. The district has outfitted a surplus bus that travels from school to school to serve those pupils – giving other students some learning opportunities as well.
Healthy job skills
The new Academy of Health Sciences in Paris Independent Schools is giving students real-life experience in the workplace and, eventually, helping fill a local need for health-care employees in a high-demand career field.