Local schools join state AP program
Danville, Garrard County and Lincoln County high schools are among 16 new schools joining AdvanceKentucky, an advanced placement teacher training and incentive program.
The training program involves content-rich teacher training, extensive support and incentives for students and teachers for achieving qualifying scores on advanced placement exams in math, science and English.
Kentucky had more than 3,500 qualifying scores earned on the most recent advanced placement exams; 44 schools in the AdvanceKentucky program contributed 83 percent of those scores and 68 percent of the scores earned by minority students.
AdvanceKentucky is funded by a $13.2 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative. Kentucky sponsors include the Kentucky Department of Education, Berea College, ExxonMobil/Initiative for Military Families, Appalachian Regional Commission, Council on Postsecondary Education, and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.
Mercer County High School already participates in the AdvanceKentucky program.
Info on summer activities for kids
Information on all the extension service children’s activities happening this summer will be available 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the Boyle County Extension Service office, 99 Corporate Drive. Admission is free. Call Paul Muth at Ephraim McDowell Health Community Services at (859) 239-1609.
Early deadline for Mercer festival
STANFORD — The early deadline for the Arts Council of Mercer County’s fall festival is May 15. Artists who sign up by that date will receive $15 off the $75 booth fee. The application is available at artscouncilofmercer.com. For more information, call Laura Kellersberger at (859) 866-8757.
Casey commodity distribution
LIBERTY — Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the recycling center, 1175 Campbellsville St. Recipients are asked to bring their own containers.
Junction City Council — 7 p.m. today at city hall. Items on the agenda include the first reading of the Kentucky Utilities Franchise Renewal Ordinance No. 2012-01; old business; citizens’ comments; approval of the bills; and executive session discussing litigation.
Burgin Board of Education — 7 p.m. Wednesday in school library.
Danville Parking Regulation Board — 9:30 a.m.¿Thursday at city hall.
Danville City Commission — 5:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall for a special meeting to discuss the 2012-13 budget process.
Lincoln County Board of Education — 6:30 p.m.¿Thursday at the central office. Agenda items include discussion of intervention options for Lincoln County High School and executive session to evaluate superintendent.