There are many reasons why a school may exhibit poor academic performance, though state boards and superintendents often turn to school leadership to rectify the problem. For one lagging Kentucky high school, the solution to its educational woes was to replace its principal, reported WKRC.
Newport High School in Newport, Kentucky, recently saw the removal of its principal, Scott Draud, according to the news source. During his tenure, the school failed to meet state education standards several times, thereby forcing state officials to replace him.
However, education leaders realize this disruption of continuity can further disadvantage the struggling high school. In an effort to get it back on track, the school is now qualified to receive up to $1 million a year, which it will use to hire more teachers and implement new technologies in the classroom, the media organization claims.
Technology in the classroom will likely help point Newport High School in the right direction. Furthermore, educators looking to raise standardized test scores may use educational technologies when teaching, such as an e-reader, an interactive whiteboard or a classroom projector.
According to WKRC, the recent actions by the state emphasize the importance of accountability for American school systems and teachers.