Board of Education

Politics
7:26 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Beshear Names Mayfield Man to Kentucky Education Board

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Mayfield’s Trevor R. Bonnstetter to Kentucky’s Board of Education. Bonnstetter lead’s West Kentucky Rural Telephone, and replaces Dorothy Combs, whose term has expired.

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Education
3:14 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Dropout Bill Signed into Law

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After five years of advocacy, supporters of raising Kentucky's dropout age to 18 celebrated Monday as Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law.

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Education
3:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

School Dropout Age Among Board of Education Legislative Priorities

The state Board of Education has approved its legislative priorities for the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and among the issues that will go before lawmakers is raising the school dropout age to 18.

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Education
1:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

KBE Looking Into School Goal Strategy

Some Kentucky board of education members are asking if the state's new assessments set goals high enough to lift up low-performing schools. Since test scores were released last month, critics have questioned why low-performing schools only have to move up one point next year to be considered improving.

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Education
1:58 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Two West Kentucky Educators Honored by KBE

Gregory Ross (left) and Kern Alexander, co-recipients of the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award.
Kentucky Board of Education

The Kentucky Board of Education recognized two West Kentucky educators for their outstanding leadership and promotion of learning in the commonwealth. The KBE awarded former Murray State President Kern Alexander and McNabb Elementary principal Gregory Ross the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award at their meeting yesterday. McNabb Elementary teacher Julie Gargus nominated Ross, saying he embodied the best qualities of teaching. Michael Buckman nominated Alexander, praising his long involvement in public education.

Education
4:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

McCracken County Names New Consolidated High School Principal Next Week

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 McCracken County Schools officials will name the principal of the new consolidated high school on Monday. The district held a three month search process which included out of state postings and hundreds of stakeholder surveys.

Assistant Superintendent Heath Cartwright tells the Paducah Sun the position was created at the March 15th board of education meeting with interviews concluding June 7th. The new principal will oversee the school's five academic houses each with assistant principals and guidance counselors.

The new high school opens in the fall 2013.

Education
9:45 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Christian County Board of Ed Special Meeting Tonight

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The Christian County Board of Education meets tonight in special session to discuss the appointment and contract approval of a new public school superintendent. The new superintendent will replace the outgoing Brady Link, whose contract was not renewed. the meeting is tonight at 8:30 at the Board of Education's central office.

Education
4:41 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

IL Schools May Charge for Bus Rides

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Illinois Education officials are considering a proposal to let schools stop offering free bus service as another way to cope with the state's budget crisis. In legislation that may be offered this week, the State Board of Education could ask to either get rid of the buses or charge for carrying students each day. The change would be part of a new system for distributing state money for student transportation. The Illinois Association of School Boards says transportation spending has been slashed 42% since 2010.

Education
7:56 am
Fri February 10, 2012

BMI Added to School Health Screenings

Kentucky education officials are adding a requirement to school health screenings to combat growing childhood obesity problems. The Board of Education recently approved a proposal requiring schools to record a child's body mass index, the relation of body fat to height and weight. Pediatricians say early intervention can prevent life-threatening adult conditions like Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. The proposal also eliminates a decades-long practice of checking middle-school students for signs of the spine condition scoliosis.