Students today face more and more state educational standards, more and more high stakes tests, and more and more pressure to be academically successful, but when do they actually get to be “just kids?”
“We play and we work and we learn.” That is the motto in the Knox County Educational Service Center’s preschool classes at Danville, and the News recently visited one class to see the pupils in action.
Based on his high ACT and SAT test scores and exceptional scholarship, the United States Department of Education has selected Alula Teslaye Hunsen as a candidate for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program is one of the highest honors graduating seniors can earn and applications are by invitation only.
The Fredericktown Board of Education on Tuesday passed a formal resolution extending appreciation and congratulations to Brandon Cobb for winning the Knox County Spelling Bee in January.
Centerburg school district voters in November approved a 1.4-mill permanent improvement bond issue, and the school board is making good on its promise to upgrade technology and improve security measures throughout the district by approving contracts with Xtek Partners at its meeting on Monday.