William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Programs Help Schools Increase Literacy Rates http://weku.fm/post/programs-help-schools-increase-literacy-rates <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120908/NEWS0103/309090016/Programs-help-schools-increase-literacy-rates?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7C">Now, after one year of using an intervention program called Read 180, 16-year-old sophomore Lacy Dalton has jumped six grade levels and now reads on par with a seventh-grader. She has read “The Hunger Games” series and is now starting the “Twilight” books. The girl who once thought reading was “stupid” now can’t get enough of it. “I know I can get to a 10th-grade level this year,” she said. “Now that I can do it, I love it!”</a> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:44:24 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 32636 at http://weku.fm Programs Help Schools Increase Literacy Rates Schools Bridge Language Gap http://weku.fm/post/schools-bridge-language-gap <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120317/NEWS0102/303180031">The main office at River Ridge Elementary School</a> is identified by a sign that says &ldquo;office&rdquo; and &ldquo;oficina&rdquo; for English- and Spanish-speaking students and parents. If the school wanted to cover all of the students whose native language is not one of those two, they&rsquo;d need to add 18 more translations. Though the vast ethnicity may surprise some people, River Ridge is not unique in that sense in Northern Kentucky. There are 64 languages spoken by students in the 18 public school districts in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant and Pendleton counties, and 100 languages spoken statewide. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:42:58 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 23400 at http://weku.fm Schools Bridge Language Gap Bill for School Bus Ads in House http://weku.fm/post/bill-school-bus-ads-house <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120116/NEWS0103/301160103/Bill-would-allow-ads-school-buses?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|">A bill that would allow advertising </a>on school buses could go to a vote in the House this week. House Bill 30, proposed by Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, and co-sponsored by six other legislators, would enable school district&rsquo;s to sell exterior advertising on buses. Similar legislation proposed last year passed the House but died in the Senate. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:26:37 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 19875 at http://weku.fm State Releases New Guidelines for School Achievement http://weku.fm/post/state-releases-new-guidelines-school-achievement <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111124/NEWS0103/111250304/Ky-releases-new-guidelines-school-achievement?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">A 20-page document with guidelines for closing achievement gaps</a> in public schools was released this week by the Kentucky Department of Education. &quot;Guidelines for Closing the Gaps for All Students&quot; was authored by the Commissioner&#39;s Raising Achievement/Closing Gaps Council, a group of 28 people representing schools, agencies and communities across the Commonwealth with an interest in equity and diversity issues.</p><p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:54:33 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 16902 at http://weku.fm Parents Hope School Bullies Change Ways http://weku.fm/post/parents-hope-school-bullies-change-ways <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111018/NEWS0102/110190337/Maybe-will-help-stop-bullies?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Last Friday evening, Carol and Darryl Denham</a> could not comprehend why their 13-year-old son, Sam, took his own life earlier that day. On Saturday, about 150 people held a vigil on the Denham&#39;s front lawn. &quot;That&#39;s when we got our answer to the question &#39;Why?&#39;&quot; Carol said. The Denhams say Sam, an eighth grade student at Woodland Middle School, was bullied to the point where he could not take it anymore. They said several students told them that at the vigil, and even named the bullies. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:27:51 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 14604 at http://weku.fm Parents Hope School Bullies Change Ways Teen Soccer Player Remembered http://weku.fm/post/teen-soccer-player-remembered <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111006/NEWS0103/110070351/ "><strong>Thursday was the one-year anniversary</strong></a> of Cameron Batson&#39;s death. The 18-year-old, 2010 graduate of Scott High School died of sudden cardiac arrest during a pickup soccer game at his alma mater. He was remembered Thursday with a candlelight vigil between the school&#39;s junior varsity and varsity soccer matches against Highlands High School. &quot;It&#39;s rough without him,&quot; said his mother, Laura Batson. &quot;Dave (her husband) and I are just holding on.&quot; But actually, they&#39;re doing more than just holding on. They are working hard to turn the death of their son into life for someone else. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:39:19 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 13892 at http://weku.fm Teen Soccer Player Remembered High School gets $770,000 http://weku.fm/post/high-school-gets-770000 <p>NEWPORT - <a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110901/NEWS0103/109020351/Newport-HS-gets-770K-boost?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">The effort to transform Newport High</a> School received a boost this week with a $770,117 award from the federal School Improvement Grant. Newport became eligible for it after being named by the state this year as a &quot;Persistently Low-Achieving&quot; school. The money will be used in numerous ways, including for the hiring of two education recovery specialists (for math and language arts) and an education recovery leader; professional development for teachers; bus service for taking students on college tours; books and study guides; and computer software.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:07:38 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 11751 at http://weku.fm Two Victims in Ohio Shooting from Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/two-victims-ohio-shooting-kentucky <p>Two of the seven people killed by a gunman Sunday morning just west of Akron, Ohio, were residents of Northern Kentucky. Craig Dieter, 51, and his son, Scott Dieter, 11, both of Walton, were shot to death in Copley Township, Ohio. Craig&rsquo;s wife and Scott&rsquo;s mother, Beth Dieter, was unharmed, but witnessed the shooting, according to the Rev. Chris Torrey. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:53:00 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 10142 at http://weku.fm Busboy Calls Beverly Hills Fire Arson http://weku.fm/post/busboy-calls-beverly-hills-fire-arson <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110528/NEWS0103/105290334">Saturday marked the 34th anniversary </a>of the fire that raged through Northern Kentucky&#39;s Beverly Hills Super Club, killing 165 people. Though unhappy that people still cannot have legal access to the site to pay their respects, especially those directly affected by that fateful night, Dave Brock is fighting a much larger battle: exposing what he believes is the truth of what really happened May 28, 1977. Brock had been a busboy at the club for five years, and was working the night it burned down. To this day, he and a handful of others contend the fire was arson. Sun, 29 May 2011 18:46:08 +0000 William Croyle, The Kentucky Enquirer 4980 at http://weku.fm