2014 May Advocate

2014 May Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
The job field for computer programmers is wide open, but many Kentucky schools are short on both students to learn computer science skills and courses for teaching them. A few schools, however, have found ways to bridge those gaps.
 
More than half the students in Montgomery County Schools participate in one of the district’s many music offerings, ranging from the traditional band and chorus to guitar and musical theater. The district’s commitment to music has earned it a Public Education Achieves in Kentucky Award.
 
This budget cycle, the funding message was heard at the Capitol. With the tone set by the governor, lawmakers scrounged up more SEEK funding. Budget and snow day relief generated plenty of headlines, but the session produced other education laws, too. See the list of winners and losers.
The group is perhaps more easily identifiable for its work in underdeveloped nations, but Save the Children, pictured at right, has been quietly providing literacy, early childhood and other assistance in some southeastern Kentucky school districts for many years.
 
School district administrators may think they’re saving money when they eliminate positions or otherwise lay off employees. But if they don’t hew to the best practices in doing so, the moves can actually end up costing the district.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johnson Central High School juniors Kelsey May and Katie McMahan work on their programming skills in AP computer science class. Programming is a high-demand job area, but one Kentucky and the country are having trouble meeting.
 
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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