Fayette County

Two public school tech centers are honored

Fayette County Public Schools' two technical centers were among seven schools in the nation to receive the 2008 Technology Centers that Work Gold Readiness Award.

The centers are the Eastside Technical Center on Liberty Road and the Southside Technical Center on Harrodsburg Road.

The award is based on the progress of the schools' leaders and teachers in improving their practices and raising student performance levels.

The awards will be presented Wednesday by the president of the Southern Regional Education Board at the High Schools That Work staff development conference in Nashville.

To earn this recognition, technology centers had 85 percent or more of their students meet at least one readiness goal on the 2008 High Schools That Work assessment. In addition, at least half of their students completed the recommended curriculum in at least one subject or 40 percent or more of students declared that they experienced an intensive emphasis on quality career/technical studies.