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Education

  • Kentucky improves by 20 spots in national education ranking

    Kentucky’s ranking in an annual grading of all states on key education indicators rose dramatically this year, placing the state 14th in the nation for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and many other variables related to public education.

     Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on P-12 education) produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes. Last year, Kentucky ranked 34th in the nation in this annual report.

  • Student of the week: Nicole Sculley

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Gym.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mr. Roode because he’s cool and teaches good.”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Criminal Minds”
    What do you like to do for fun? 
    “Jump on trampolene.”
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    “Nowhere.”

  • Carroll County Schools observe January board recognition month

    Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”

  • Carroll County Schools observe January board recognition month

    Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”

  • KSP seeks fifth grade artists for Nat’l Missing Children’s Day contest

    (Frankfort, KY.) - Kentucky State Police is looking for fifth grade artists to compete in the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. KSP will select a nominee from Kentucky and forward it to DOJ, where one poster from all state nominated entries will be selected as a winner. The artist of the national winning poster will win a free trip to Washington, D.C and participate in the National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony where they will receive an award and a U.S. Savings Bond.

  • Hutton earns degree

    Paul Hutton of Worthville, received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.
     

  • Student of the week: Paige Fischer

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Science because we get to do fun activities like experiments with rocks.”


    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Ms. Jett because she is awesome. She lets us listen to music when we do work in class.”

  • Welding Class - Jan. 11, 2012

    Ky.-Tech Carroll County Area and Vocational School is offering night classes for welding.

    Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding.

    The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 4-9 p.m. Classes run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 15, 2012.

    Registration for night class will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Carroll County Vocational School.

  • Community volunteers sought to advise students on careers

    With one guidance counselor serving 530 students at Carroll County High School, it took Sheree Richter five weeks this past fall to meet face-to-face with every senior for twenty minutes.

    “The face-to-face meeting with each student is very powerful,” said Richter, the CCHS Guidance Counselor, who discusses career options with the seniors in the one-on-one meetings. “You really get their attention in a way that’s just not possible in a group, even in a small group.”

  • Pre-filed bills could affect Kentucky’s public schools

    By WILLIAM CROYLE

    Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Two bills prefiled by a central Kentucky senator for the 2012 General Assembly would affect public school education across the state if passed.

    The legislation, from Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, is Senate Bill 24 and Senate Bill 21.