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Kentucky School Advocate

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An early gift
Glasgow Independent’s CELTIC Academy uses a format that you might expect to see in a high school, but this successful gifted program is aimed at third through seventh grades. The enrichment offerings are project-based and designed to “stretch the brain.”
Warehouses no more
Since 2007, the state board of education has been eying improvements in the alternative education programs operated by school districts. It established quality standards and best practices, but now the board is about to finalize changes in regulation form.

Help wanted
Grayson County graduates need jobs and local employers need trained workers. That’s the scenario that brought the school district and businesses together recently to develop a plan that will meet the needs of both groups.


Hot seats
There were some barn burner races for local school board in the general election, and a tad more incumbents than usual were defeated. Familiar campaign issues of taxes and district leadership were joined in the hot-button department by facility planning and test scores.

Time for retirement issues?
With a series of think-tank recommendations for shoring up Kentucky’s public pensions, the 2013 General Assembly may be moving closer to taking action. While the ideas do not encompass teacher retirement, they do affect the system that covers classified employees.
PEAK reinvention
There were no baby steps when the Eminence Independent district looked at making improvements. Its reinvention encompassed all grades, running the gamut from technology to schedules to interventions. The effort has paid off for students and has netted the district a KSBA PEAK (Public Education Achieves in Kentucky) Award.
From the magazine
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On the Cover
Glasgow Independent Schools sixth-grader Palmer Lessenberry lists one of the parts of a plant cell on the white board during science class at the district’s CELTIC Academy for gifted students.

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