The October edition of the Kentucky School Advocate, the first from new KSBA Publications Coordinator Matt McCarty, is winging its way to readers.
As mentioned in previously in today’s Boardcast, this month’s In Conversation With feature will have Q&As with gubernatorial candidates Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway on their education priorities.
Here’s an advance look inside the new edition:
· Digital versus Paper? If you’re excited about the possibilities of learning through digital resources as opposed to printed materials, learn of some of the obstacles to overcome.
· Chrome in the Classroom: An eastern Kentucky district has learned some useful lessons as it increases student access to technology in the classroom.
· Demographic Dilemmas: A look at how some Kentucky districts are dealing with declining student enrollments and the related fiscal, facility and personnel impacts.
· Building Connections: Staff at a central Kentucky high school decided the relocation into a new building was the right time to roll out a program designed to transform the school’s culture.
· Breaking Barriers: See how a southern Kentucky district is improving reading skills of migrant students by introducing new technology access into their homes.
· Instant Hit: School board members and superintendents attending this year’s KSBA Fall Regional Meetings are finding their input is just a click away.
· Communicating about the Commissioner Search: The search is over. So how did the Kentucky Board of Education and its advisors do in telling the story of the hiring process?
Along with the regular features Take Note, People Are Talking and the a message from KSBA President Allen Kennedy, the October Kentucky School Advocate should arrive to board members and superintendents by Oct. 1, when it also will go live online at www.ksba.org.