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19 April Advocate

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Kentucky School Advocate
April 2019 
Though Fort Thomas Independent is used to being on top of state education rankings, the district recently discovered it needed to do more. After learning that nearly 40 percent of recent graduates who went to college did not graduate in four years, the district realized it needed to better equip students for success so the district took on a new mantra, “Yes…and.”    
Surprise and delight
Teachers at Franklin County’s Peaks Mill Elementary knew something big was going on, but they didn’t know what until Angie Beavin’s name was called at a surprise ceremony. Meet the fifth-grade teacher who became one of only 33 teachers in the country to become a Milken Educator Award winner this year. 

Each and every child
They may not know it, but school district could have policies and practices that create inequities for students. And those inequities can negatively impact student achievement. KSBA Equity Cadre member Veda Pendleton explains why it’s important to review polices and create an equity plan.

Count me in
Next year’s U.S. Census doesn’t just mean a count of every person in the country, its results decide where and how billions of dollars will be spent. To make sure Kentucky’s students get their share, census experts say the need local school board members help to make sure every Kentucky child is counted.

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Locally elected school board members are uniquely positioned to draw attention to critical issues facing Kentucky’s families. See how you can make a difference during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Training FAQs
KSBA is always listening to our members and we are here to help. In this issue, we address some frequently asked questions about board member training requirements.

Moyer Elementary students Kamali Karthikeyan and Chenumi Abeysinghe show Fort Thomas Independent Superintendent Karen Cheser how they program Dash robots.
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