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2013 April Advocate

Embedded Image for:  (201332611617449_image.jpg) Building bridges and leaders
Russellville Independent High School’s Ambassador program isn’t easy to pin down. It’s a bridge between the school and community, but it’s also a leadership development program and a service initiative. The easy part to pin down? It’s a success.
Tempered turnarounds
After millions of dollars spent during the past three years, some persistently low achieving schools have made big strides in their turnaround, while others have made only baby steps. A couple of new reports shed light on the mixed results.
                           What’s working, what’s not

Promising program
Three eastern Kentucky school districts are benefiting from a years-long federal grant program that looks at improving communities in part by improving their schools and student performance.
                            Pipeline to the future
Savings break
When Shelby County Schools completely shut down its buildings during the holiday break, the savings weren’t quite as much as expected. But the district may have reaped some intangible benefits on a different front.
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On the cover
Russellville Independent students Kate Boldin, Johnea Pendleton and Allison McDaniel get a tour of Logan Aluminum from Peter Williams. The three are members of the Russellville High School Ambassadors, a group of students who serve both the school and the community. The Ambassadors had presented information about their group and the high school to top officials at the plant prior to the tour.

About the magazine
Kentucky School Boards Association
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Bill Scott

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Brad Hughes

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Madelynn Coldiron

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Jennifer Wohlleb

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Mary Davis

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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