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Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.


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Elementary reading shows boost, and math scores since fall are flat

Shelby students’ MAP scores trending mostly down

By Lisa King

Since the beginning of the school year, elementary school students have shown progress in reading but have not done as well in math.


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First look at winter MAP scores coming

Shelby County School Board: New vision, implementation to get vote

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will take a vote on a proposed new vision for the district at it's meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.


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Officials call it ‘very conservative’

School board reviews draft budget

By Lisa King

Shelby County Public schools offered on Thursday night what Superintendent James Neihof called a “very conservative” early budget for the 2014-15 school year.


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Strategic Leadership Team’s work gives the district a 21st Century focus

Shelby County School Board: New school vision coming

By Todd Martin

Superintendent James Neihof said he is ready to introduce a plan that can reshape the vision, along with some of the common practices, of Shelby County Public Schools.

“When I say my plan, this comes from the Strategic Leadership Team, so it’s eighty-plus [people] strong,” he said. “This is the plan we’ve put together. The BIG Goals will still be our motto, but our vision and our mission will come from Inspired Learning, Leading and Living.”


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Early childhood center will be the center of district’s preschool efforts

Northside opens its new doors today

By Todd Martin

As the Northside Early Childhood Center opens its new doors for the first time today, students will be treated to a mix of new and old.


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Kentucky’s per-student contributions are declining, and restoring to former levels could help Shelby County Public Schools improve in many ways, such as creating a 1-to-1 computer distribution.

Why schools needs increased funding

By Todd Martin

As Gov. Steve Beshear delivered his State of the Commonwealth address last week, the ears of those involved in education across the state perked up.

But educators are left wondering which is correct: What they’re hearing publicly about a push for expanded funding is correct, or what they’re hearing privately that more funding is unlikely.


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Shelby County School Board: Accreditation firm to review district

By Lisa King

The Shelby County School Board approved a board meeting schedule Thursday night for the remainder of 2014 that keeps the customary second-and-fourth-Thursday frequency except for
two additional meetings this month to allow the board to make presentations to an accreditation team.

These meetings with AdvancED Accreditation, a national firm employed by the school district to earn accreditation, will be at 10: 30 a.m. Jan. 27 and at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

Superintendent James Neihof previewed for the board the presentation he will provide at those reviews.


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Shelby County School Board: State association offers lobbying day for funding

By Todd Martin

As the state embarks on another budget cycle with education funding becoming a highly discussed issue, the state’s school boards are looking for a way to ensure the voices of local educators and community leaders are heard in Frankfort.


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Their doubling of goals meant 2 staff members at school had to kiss pigs.

Painted Stone students pig out on reading tests

By Beth Herrinton-Hodge

Teachers and educators go to great lengths to encourage children to read, but the December reading challenge at Painted Stone Elementary came with a unique twist:


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