Chess-pieces.jpgTwo poorly performing Kentucky schools in downtown Lexington will receive $1.2 million to hire more teachers and offer chess, violin, foreign language and art instruction in an effort to boost student achievement. One of the schools, William Wells Brown elementary, newly built to replace a failing school, presented a dynamic proposal produced by its principal, Yvonne Peace, “who spent eight years at Ashland Elementary, which infused the curriculum with arts education a few years ago. Ashland’s standardized test scores have steadily improved in the past few years.” (

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