KCAE Vision Paper

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The Effects of the Senate Bill 1–2016 on Quality Arts Education in Kentucky

The recently filed SB1-­‐2016 proposes significant statutory changes that allow more local control of education and reduce the burden of standardized testing on schools and districts. The KCAE supports efforts to reduce the amount of time consumed by testing and highly complicated accountability structures, and the regrettable instructional practice of “teaching to the test.” However, any assessment and accountability system defined by assigning rewards for high-­‐performing schools, or requiring corrective measures for underperforming schools causes schools to prioritize the accountability components that lead to those rewards. Under that system, subjects not supported by any form of statutory accountability will be marginalized.

Education Response to SB1-­‐2016. Then contact your legislators and tell them that Arts Matter and that you approve of the KCAE’s response.

KY LEGISLATURE CONTACT LINK: http://www.kyedpolicy.org/legislator-info.html

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KCAE Vision Paper

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2015 High School Theatre Festival Winners

2015 HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL

1st Place Corbin High School Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
Runner Up Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
 Corbin and Paul Lawrence High Schools will represent Kentucky at the Southeastern Theatre Conference
2015 Top 5 High Schools 5. Apollo High
4. Whitley County
3. Bryan Station
2. P.L. Dunbar High
1. Corbin High School
Best Female    Lexi Johnson Apollo High School
Best Male Chris Couch       Corbin High School
2015 ALL STAR CAST
Daviess Co. HS – Sydney Schroder
Apollo HS- Tyler Garrard
McCreary Co. HS – Lindsey Pennington
Spencer County HS – Haley Hood
Owensboro HS- Connor Ellliott
Danville HS- Madison Porter
Bryan Station HS – Amani Adar
Bardstown HS- Lindsey McGruder
Perry Central HS- Madison Combs
Madison Southern HS – Darius Powell
Taylor County HS- Andrew Powell
P.L. Dunbar HS – Madison Nau
Sayre School – Missy Hill
Thomas Nelson HS- Nicole Jutras
Whitley County HS – Katherine Whitaker
Corbin HS – Jairen Arena
2015 COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL
Best Performance Actors for Children Theatre
The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi by Y York
Best Performance Paramount Players Rent by Jonathan Larson
Best Actor Jeremy Scoggins Theatre Workshop Owensboro
Best Actress Hannah Noel Paramount Players
Best Supporting Actress   Tara Buckley Artists Collaborative Theatre
Best Ensemble Paramount Players
Best Costume and Make-Up Design Actors for Children Theatre
Best Newcomer  Theatre Workshop Owensboro
Excellence in Vocal Music Direction Paramount Players
KAREN WILLIS AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THEATRE Playhouse in the Park, Murray KY
2015 ROOTS OF THE BLUEGRASS
Best Full-Length Play WINNER  CPR on the Lost Continent by Brian Walker
Runner-Up Boxes by Catherine Goguen & J. Michael Radford
Runner-Up Poor Little Richard by Cody Taylor
Best 10-Minute Play WINNER Roscoe-N-Junebug by Steven R. Bond
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