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Education

  • Education briefs: 10-24-12

    EKU student joins NOVA program
    Heather Cheek of Lawrenceburg, a freshman family and consumer sciences education major, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, according to a news release.

  • Homecoming Court
  • Educators warn tougher state tests may result in lower scores

    Change is here when it comes to state testing in Kentucky.
    Educators across the commonwealth, including Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Instructional Supervisor Sharon Jackman, are preparing for the results of the new state assessment model designed to emphasize academic rigor and college and career readiness.
    Preparations include sending home letters to students’ families and showing instructional videos to staff in anticipation of the new test data Anderson County educators have never seen before.

  • Training center stays put, will pay rent to Academy

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Thanks to a unanimous vote of school board, the Regional Training Center will remain at its current location on Main Street and pay a $12,000 annual rental contract to the building’s new owner, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, which earlier this year bought it for $75,100. That means in six years and four months, RTC will have paid as much in rent as the Academy spent to purchase the building, if it rents for that length of time.

  • Saffell Street hosts writing celebration

    Second graders at Saffell Street Elementary hosted their first writing celebration on Oct. 11.
    According to teacher Stephanie Barnes, students are taking part in a daily writer’s workshop that views writing as ongoing process where students plan, write, revise, edit and publish their writing.
    Each student chose the piece they wanted to use and they will have several writing celebrations throughout the school year.

  • Lawrenceburg student performs in Eastern Kentucky University production
  • Education briefs: 10-17-12

    Student selected for Harding chorus
    Erin Paden of Lawrenceburg has been selected for the 2012-13 Harding University Chorus, the school announced.
    Following auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, students were chosen for the 60-member ensemble that performs on and off campus, according the university’s press release.
    Paden, a sophomore vocal music education major, performs choral classics, new works, spirituals, opera, folk songs, novelties and contemporary Christian songs.

  • Christian Academy celebrates fire prevention week
  • Middle school makes a Mountain of Love
  • Ward ranks sixth in state for arts and humanities

    Emma B. Ward Elementary ranks in the top 10 in Kentucky for its arts and humanities programs, according to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education this fall.
    The elementary school achieved an overall score of 2.56 out of 5.0 for its program review of arts and humanities, ranking sixth in Kentucky for its overall performance.
    Robert B. Turner received a score of 2.05; Saffell Street received a score of 1.89; and Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center received a score of 1.39.