2014 June Advocate

2014 June Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
There’s no sleeping in on Saturday for students who are failing a class at North Marshall (County) Middle School. Instead, they’re at school at 7 a.m. for tutoring, makeup work and other extra help to bring up their grade. The early hour works as an extra incentive to get them to buckle down.
 
College and career readiness has been a major focus of Kentucky schools since Senate Bill 1 reconstituted Kentucky education reform. A look at the drive after five years:
These Jessamine County Schools coaches put students back in the game of academics. The district has reduced discipline referrals with behavior coaches who don’t just monitor the actions of students with behavior issues – they work with them on how to change.
 
First-time candidates who run for a local school board seat this year will not have the same training requirements as those already on the board, if they are elected. The 2014 General Assembly tweaked the training hours mandate and the changes kick in Jan. 1.
 
School board members who attend this year’s Summer Leadership Institute will be able to take advantage of a training trifecta: a session that combines all three of the new training requirements. This year’s speakers will give board members tips about communication and dispelling the myths of “failing” public schools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the magazine
 
North Marshall (County) Middle School teacher Kevin McClard helps a student during Saturday School, assigned to students who are failing a class. It’s one of a battery of safety nets the school has set up. Teachers and school administrators volunteer their time for the Saturday session, including Jeff Jones at the desk at front. 
 
About the magazine
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.
 
Interim Executive Director
David Baird
 
Member Support/Communications Services Director
Brad Hughes
 
Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron
 
Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb
 
Account Executive
Mary Davis
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