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2011 December Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Embedded Image for: Kentucky School Advocate (11-December-cover.jpg) Zero equals success
Taylor County Schools got its dropout rate down to zero by simply saying no – and by using early intervention, alternative methods of learning and individualized options for students. The approach has netted the district’s dropout prevention program the latest Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award.
           Kentucky's First Charter School?

End times
Students in Kentucky’s high schools are taking end-of-course exams in four subjects this year and districts are taking a cautious approach to this aspect of the state’s new accountability system
Embedded Image for:  (lightbulb2.jpg) Blackout benefits
When Cumberland County Elementary began turning off the lights and other electricity-powered devices for a day occasionally, it did more than save money. It changed teaching tactics and boosted student learning
Keeping students safe in the virtual world was the emphasis of this year’s Safe Schools, Successful Students conference. Attendees also learned how to prevent one major aspect of that world: cyberbullying. And participants in one conference clinic learned why school safety doesn’t stop at the walls of a school

TELL them more
Will the results of district working condition surveys sit on the shelf or will school boards make sure the information is put to good use? Some districts are using training to take a closer look at their TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) survey

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On the cover
Angel Hochstedler is deep in concentration as she works online at Taylor County Schools’ Virtual Charter School. The school is one facet of the district’s PEAK Award-winning dropout prevention program that also relies on early intervention and individualized attention.

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The Kentucky School Advocateis published 10 times a year by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Copies are mailed to KSBA members as part of their associationmembership. One additional issue each year is published exclusively on KSBA’s website.

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