Central's Innovation Lab teaches programming, gaming
While gaming may not always be permitted at school, The Innovation Lab at Madison Central High School gives students the opportunity to learn computer programming, with gaming as the current focus.
Mayfield principal to remain at new kindergarten academy
Dr. Shelly Boulden, principal of Mayfield Elementary, will also be principal at Mayfield in the fall when the building becomes an all-kindergarten academy.
Madison County Schools Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced her appointment Friday.
Madison County Schools not releasing early Friday
Madison County Schools will not release early today, according to a statement posted on the district's website.
‘A Matter of Perspective’
By the end of September, the artwork of two Madison County students will have been displayed at 17 different schools and other locations in 16 counties as part of the 2014 VSA Kentucky Student Traveling Exhibition.
The exhibit, “A Matter of Perspective,” showcases 31 pieces of original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities from 24 schools.
Berea Pirates collecting water for West Virginia
Berea Community High School students are collecting water through 3:30 p.m. Friday, to help those affected by the recent chemical spill near Charleston, W.Va.
Students are working in conjunction with Berea College, whose students and faculty members will be taking collected water to West Virginia. The next trip is scheduled Friday.
EKU above benchmarks for student engagement
Eastern Kentucky University rates significantly higher than its similar benchmark institutions and other comparison groups on several measures related to student engagement.
According to the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), EKU seniors ranked the university especially high on effective teaching practices, quality of interactions, and two areas related to the level of academic challenge: learning strategies and quantitative reasoning. Freshmen also rated Eastern higher than its benchmarks on effective teaching practices. In most other areas EKU’s scores were roughly identical to the university’s benchmarks.
Winter Olympics in Waco
During Waco Elementary School’s Winter Olympics and 100th Day of Learning celebration Friday, students were not celebrating school days gone by, but what they were able to accomplish in those 100 days, said Principal Venessa Worley.
Every student, teacher and staff member has been studying the cultures of England, Italy, China, Canada, France, Mexico, United States, Jamaica and the Bahamas to represent their chosen country at Friday’s celebration.
State community college students to pay more per hour
Kentucky’s community college students will pay more per hour beginning next fall, independent of any increases in tuition.
That assumes the General Assembly approves a plan to allow the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to finance construction projects at each of its 16 campuses through “agency bonds,” borrowing that will be financed by the colleges rather than through the state’s General Fund.
Movement against violence: Berea Dancing With the Stars raises funds for rape crisis center
Tickets to the first Berea College Dancing with the Stars event raised just over $1,300 Friday to help fund support
services for victims of sexual violence through the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center.
Science at St. Mark
As soon as they returned to school after Christmas, St. Mark Catholic School students began working on science projects that they exhibited Friday.
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