School PR association sets training on communicating about Kentucky's new assessment system; OASIS communications program moving to spring 2012

The Kentucky School Public Relations Association will devote its spring professional development event to helping educate Kentuckians about the state's new assessment system, common core standards, end-of-course exams and other changes in Kentucky's public education system.


The training will be March 15 and 16 at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. Gain the insights needed to best spread the message of education changes to parents, community members, and other constituents at the KYSPRA Spring Conference.


Online registration - $80 for KYSPRA members - is available here A block of rooms is being held at the Radisson Hotel for KYSPRA at 859-491-1200.


For more information, contact Juli Hale at 859-991-1025.


Meanwhile, KSBA will begin accepting nominations in early February for the 16th annual OASIS (Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services) Professional Development program.


The OASIS Program has been moved to this spring to coincide with the earlier scheduling of the KYSPRA Annual Conference, which will be in July as part of the annual meeting of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.


KYSPRA members will receive the Call for Entries for the 2012 OASIS program within the next two weeks. The entry deadline is April 15.


This year's OASIS program will accept nominations for any communications product or initiative created between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.


The entry fee is unchanged from last year ($55 per entry) and is open to school personnel of any district in which at least one staff member holds KYSPRA membership.


For more information, please contact Brad Hughes  at KSBA at 800-372-2962.

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