17 July/August Advocate

17 July/August Advocate

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July/August 2017
Registration revolution
So many other aspects of education are going online that it’s not surprising the student registration process is catching up. Districts that have gone this route report that parents love jettisoning all that paperwork – and so do school employees.

Summer book bonanza
They didn’t drive a bookmobile in the classic sense, but a couple times a week in June, Caverna Independent district officials took a load of free books and traveled to a park, a McDonald’s parking lot and student homes to keep students reading.

High achievers at home in Morehead
Designing an experiment in the International Space Station. Helping a professor preserve Mayan ruins using drone technology. These are just a couple of the ways Craft Academy students have made their mark during the residential high school’s first two years.

Woodford wins battle
The Battle of the School Buildings, that is. In fact, not only did a district school win first place in the inaugural competition to save energy, but two its other buildings placed in the top 10. Find out how.

KSBA scores in rate case
The hit that schools will take from a rate increase by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities won’t be as bad as originally proposed, thanks to a settlement driven by KSBA and other interveners. The case also will launch a pilot rate for schools and continue funding some school energy managers.

KSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute
Kentucky will seek federal approval of an accountability system that will rate schools and districts on a five-star system. State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt briefed school board members on other aspects of the planned changes.
University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto could identify with the crowd when he spoke at the plenary session. A former local school board member in Alabama, Capilouto discussed preparing students for future careers and more.
The K-12 education investigative arm of the Kentucky legislature is also its K-12 research arm. That’s the message OEA officials brought to a Summer Leadership Clinic.
Employers, students in interactive event at Glasgow High engineering academy
Glasgow High School wanted to show off the work of its Academy of Engineering students, so the idea of a “Classroom to Industry” luncheon and demo session was born. Dozens of employer representatives and dignitaries turned out for the May event offering a meal with “wow” for dessert.
President’s Perspective

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Ed Technology

Christian County Schools kicked off its second year of using online registration in April with its district-wide kindergarten registration event. Parents who attended were able to register their children for school without having to fill out paperwork by hand. Among those using the system were Adam and Jessica Zigelhofer, who were registering their son, Lance, for kindergarten. For more on districts using online registration, click here.
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