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Education Briefs

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By The Staff

Prospect students namedto University of Cincinnati dean’s list Alaina Mill and Ellen Parker, both of Prospect, were named to the University of Cincinnati dean’s list for the fall quarter.Livy named to president’s list at Clemson Mitch Livy has earned inclusion on the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall semester. To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average. Livy graduated from North Oldham High School last year and is a freshman in the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University.OCMS named a School to Watch The Kentucky Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform has named Oldham County Middle School one of nine 2008 Kentucky Schools to Watch. The Schools to Watch program, currently in 16 states, is part of an initiative developed and guided by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Schools are recognized for a three-year period; then, at the end of three years a school must reapply. For the current three-year period, there are about 150 schools that have been designated as Schools to Watch. Sixteen schools in Kentucky are designated, and four of those have been through the application process twice. The Kentucky Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform selected each school for its academic excellence, its responsiveness to the needs and interests of young adolescents, and for being committed to helping all students achieve at high levels. In addition, each school has strong leadership, teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction, and an organization that sustains continuous improvement and achievement. Schools submitted a written application showing how they met criteria for excellence developed by the National Forum. State teams visited schools that appeared to meet the criteria to observe classrooms and interview administrators, teachers, students and parents. The teams also looked at achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, student work and other school documents.Nauert graduates from Northern Constance Nauert, 24, the daughter of Monica and Jerry Nauert of Crestwood, graduated from Northern Kentucky University in December with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary early childhood education and a bachelor of arts in theater. She resides in Highland Heights where she is employed by Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Fort Mitchell as an developmental interventionist/pre-school education program teacher.