AUGUST 2018 \\\\\ TRIMBLE COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH MAKING SURE LEARNING STICKS In a social studies classroom, a group of teenagers gather for a rare experience in schools — going over material that has already been tested. Having earned scores or teacher referrals...read more
JULY 2018 \\\\\ SOUTH HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY IN HENDERSON RELATIONSHIPS SPARK ACADEMICS Last summer, when Lydia Burnette of Henderson was thinking ahead to fifth grade at South Heights Elementary, she was called in for a special assignment: Casually loiter in the school...read more
JUNE 2018 \\\\\ JOHNSON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS What may be the nation’s most acclaimed team of middle school problem solvers has an unlikely headquarters. In a former home-economics classroom — still lined with stoves that once introduced...read more
MAY 2018 \\\\\ GLENN O. SWING ELEMENTARY in COVINGTON STUDENT WORK DRIVES IMPROVEMENT Third graders in Karissa Pickens’ classroom at Glenn O. Swing Elementary are reading an article about the flu — how to avoid it, or, should a scratchy throat or bleary eyes strike,...read more
APRIL 2018 \\\\\ GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL RAISING THE BAR WITH AN A.P. FOCUS Autumn Higgs can imagine herself someday working with animals or children, maybe running her own business. As with many ninth graders, the future seems far from definite. She and her teachers at...read more
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