A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Council on Postsecondary Education amends admission standards, approves tuition increases

Council on Postsecondary Education The Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:020, which sets minimum requirements for admission and course placement standards at state-supported colleges and universities. With the amended policy, traditional high school students would need a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to...

Gateway announces new 12-member leadership, development class for year-long program

Gateway Community and Technical College and the Gateway Foundation announce the 2018-19 Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) XII class: Justin Bertsch, Matthew Deavy, Rodney Foltz, Bethany Foxx, Jane Frantz, Erica Marye, Teresa Mehler, Josh Risch, David Schaefer, Jessica Steioff, Reva Stroud, Eileen Walter Gateway is celebrating its twelfth year of leadership development with the 2018-19 LEAD...

Florence Elementary principal, Lisa Resing, selected for prestigious BB&T national leadership institute

A Florence principal is set to begin a year-long executive-level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. Lisa Resing of Florence Elementary School was selected to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals by an advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents. Lisa Resing Resing, one of 40 selected...

Young daughters’ better life made long commute worth sacrifice for EKU senior Kristena Cook

By Madison Harris Eastern Kentucky University When senior aviation major Kristena Cook reflects on her daily life, a 100-mile commute each way from her Louisville home to class at Eastern Kentucky University while juggling her children, education and career amid constant exhaustion, she can only be grateful. “Statistically speaking, this should not be my life,” she said. “I should be locked up,...

New Haven Elementary student to represent Dan Beard Council in Pinewood Derby championship

NKyTribune staff Tate Bailey, a 7-year-old student at New Haven Elementary in Union and a Cub Scout in Pack 805, will be the first Cub Scout to represent Greater Cincinnati’s Dan Beard Council at the Pinewood Derby World Championship in New York’s Times Square on June 30. Tate Bailey Tate joined the Cub Scouts for many reasons, but one of the main motives besides shooting B.B. guns was the...

Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics is NACE Chevron Award winner

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) has been named the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)/Chevron Award winner. The CAI was honored at the NACE Conference Awards Program. The NACE/Chevron Award recognizes outstanding achievement for innovative programs in the college career services field. The CAI, housed in the College of Informatics, provides...

Conner Middle School teacher Harshbarger nominated for LifeChanger of the Year award

Conner Middle School eighth grade math teacher Kirby Harshbarger has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Harshbarger Harshbarger is being recognized as a LifeChanger in her community for her willingness to help all students succeed in mathematics. She co-sponsors and serves on many groups at school, including the Colts Squad and Ski Club. She also assists with practices...

Fort Thomas teachers and parents speak up about technology in survey, differ on priorities

Parents and teachers agree on the importance of technology skills but have different priorities when it comes to teaching digital citizenship, according to a recent survey by Project Tomorrow. Highlands High School students work at the technology-based Help Desk (provided photo) Project Tomorrow is a national nonprofit education organization that supports science, math and technology education and...

Covington Schools, Covington Partners join to provide summer learning opportunities for students

Covington Independent Public Schools will collaborate with Covington Partners this summer to host multiple summer learning opportunities for students of all ages at school sites throughout the district. The opportunities include: Camp Carnegie: The Other Side Imagine a character’s transformation as they navigate life through another’s perspective. How does this new perspective affect their choices?...

State agencies partner to offer free job skills prep, certifications to help Kentucky adults

Two state agencies have teamed up to offer free access to high-quality courseware and certifications to help Kentucky adults build and demonstrate work-readiness skills. Through local Kentucky Career Centers and Kentucky Skills U programs, formerly Kentucky Adult Education, adults can prepare for the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate and the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate using World Interactive...

Prichard Committee gets W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to expand access to early care and education

Developing innovative methods to support family home child care providers will be the focus of a new initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which will work in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Child Care. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent statewide advocacy organization dedicated to the improvement...

Voices from the Classroom: “Mr. Steve” Meyers is everyone’s favorite person at Beechwood

By Amanda Klare Beechwood Elementary Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I do. Each year I tell my students on the first day of class that I will love them all, but that my favorite person in the whole building is one of our school’s head custodians, Mr. Steve. Steve Meyers has been a part of the Beechwood family since 2009. As soon as he joined our staff, he took the time to get to...

Newport Independent Schools announces Summer Food Service Program dates and locations

The Newport Independent School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There  will no discrimination in the course of the meal service and meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis at the following locations: Newport...

Kentucky universities partner with state treasurer to support empowerment for teachers, students

Northern Kentucky University has joined with economic educators across the state to launch the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth. NKU partnered with Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Murray State University and the University of Kentucky to form the CFLC to combine resources to teach personal finance, entrepreneurship and economics throughout Kentucky. This...

NKU’s Steely Library hosts advocacy workshop for preschool through 12th grade educators, librarians,

Northern Kentucky University’s W. Frank Steely Library will host a free workshop for librarians and teachers. “Promoting What Matters: An Advocacy Workshop” will be held on July 10 as part of the library’s After School Special series.  The annual event brings preschool through12th grade librarians and educators together to discuss issues impacting the 21st century information environment....