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2014 July/August Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

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Just because a 5-year-old can sing his ABCs doesn’t mean he’s ready for kindergarten. This summer, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent and five other northern Kentucky districts received funding to bring many of their incoming kindergarten students up to speed – and make family connections.
Webster County students will be getting used to a longer school week this year. The school board has ended its four-day-a-week calendar – revolutionary when it was begun 10 years ago – and is going back to a more traditional calendar. Find out what prompted the reversal.
This year’s Summer Leadership Institute keynoter analyzed why public schools are improving – but the general public doesn’t believe it. Consultant Dr. John Draper gave school board members ideas about how to correct that false image.
Filing for re-election to the school board or throwing your hat in the ring for the first time? KSBA’s staff attorney outlines the essentials that a candidate needs to know, including the pitfalls to avoid, before the Aug. 12 filing deadline.
Not quite. But a decade after the message of healthy eating and more physical activity began infiltrating Kentucky schools, both those concepts seem to have gained greater acceptance, partly because of new requirements and partly because of attitude adjustments.
From the magazine 
Lindeman Elementary kindergarten teacher Viki Baker watches as incoming kindergartner Walker Crase counts the number of blocks in the tower he built. Lindeman is one of two Erlanger-Elsmere Independent elementaries to take part in the Me and My School readiness program. 
About the magazine
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.
Interim Executive Director
David Baird
Member Support/Communications Services Director
Brad Hughes
Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron
Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb
Account Executive
Mary Davis
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