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Gateway CTC to begin offering historic preservation arts classes at Urban Metro Campus in Covington

Gateway Community & Technical College will offer, for the first time, historic preservation arts classes beginning Feb. 2, at the Urban Metro Campus in Covington. Gateway’s Historic Preservation Arts programming was born out of a grass-roots effort led by Progress with Preservation, a local group of Covington residents and regional advocates for the preservation of the region’s architectural...

Every Holmes High School student received a laptop, thanks to board funding to close digital literacy gap

Every Holmes student received a laptop Every student at Holmes High School received a MacBook laptop computer Tuesday, thanks to a decision by the Covington Board of Education last October. The board approved an expenditure of $747,000 for devices, infrastructure and training. Seniors lined up first to get their computers at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. More than 820 computers were...

KY Dept of Ag Mobile Science Activity Center at KFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference in Covington

NKyTribune staff The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) will visit the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Covington. The 2017 Young Farmer Leadership Conference is designed to better enable young farmers to effectively advocate for Kentucky agriculture as they expand county Farm Bureau programs and activities. The...

TMC, WAVE Foundation team up for lecture series at aquarium; sign up for ‘Emperors of the Ice’ Jan. 18

Thomas More College, along with the WAVE Foundation, presents the next installment of its Marine Biology and Conservation Lecture Series on January 18 at the Newport Aquarium. This lecture features Dr. Gitte McDonald a physiological and behavioral ecologist and Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Ecology at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in Monterey Bay in CA.  She specializes in marine vertebrates,...

Cov Cath offering two after-school STEM camps for 6th-8th graders during next three months

Covington Catholic High School is offering two multi-week after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camps for 6th-8th grade boys and girls during January – March. The camps are based on Project Lead the Way’s Gateway curriculum, designed to expose middle school students to STEM-related fields with a primary focus on engineering. The spring sessions feature two separate Gateway...

Sullivan University culinary school ranked best in state, No. 31 in the nation by Niche.com

Graduates of Sullivan University’s renowned culinary school prepare food in some of the finest restaurants across the country and around the world. It turns out, Sullivan University students are enjoying some very good meals as well. Sullivan Culinary Class (provided photo) Sullivan University’s campus dining program has been rated number one in Kentucky and the 31st best program in the...

Longbranch Elementary students among 12 regional winners in DreamBox Learning math challenge

NKyTribune staff A group of fifth graders from Longbranch Elementary School in Boone County are a regional prize winner in the DreamBox Learning Fall Math Challenge. The students from Meredith Larison’s class are one of just 12 regional winners chosen from across the United States and Canada. Larison DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington. The company’s Intelligent Adaptive...

Fernando Figueroa: Gateway means to work as a gardener, cultivating hope, talent in our community

We are starting a new year full of promise and potential. This month my wife, Debbie, and our fur babies, Pippin and Arwen, will join me in Northern Kentucky to start our new life here together. Many students will begin college for the first time this week. Perhaps, they are even the first in their families to seek a college degree. Gateway will offer new certificates in areas that will develop skills...

Kenton County Schools superintendent to join team building elementary school in Dominican Republic

Kenton County School District Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey will travel with Lifetouch Memory Mission® to build a school in the Dominican Republic January 16–24. The school will be built for the children and families in a small, mountainous farming community. Terri Cox-Cruey Lifetouch Photography, a national provider of school and family photography, organizes the trip and invites school administrators,...

Workshop for teachers to be held at NKU’s Digitorium for inaugural Lt. Gov. Entrepreneurship Challenge

The inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) for high school students has drawn much interest in the Northern Kentucky region. The LGEC is an applied entrepreneurial education program in which teams of high school students develop and submit business plans in a competition to win nearly $80,000 in prizes.   Teams are typically paired with teachers who serve as business...

The Bellevue Classroom: Building a model of teaching, learning, equipping students for life

Eric Ball, assistant principal at Collins Elementary in Boone County takes notes during a visit to Bellevue Independent’s Grandview Elementary (Photo by Bobby Ellis) By Brenna R. Kelly Special to NKyTribune Carrie Skirvin is reading a book to her kindergarten students when a little boy calls out. He doesn’t understand one of the words. But he’s not in trouble for interrupting, he’s following...

NKU President to deliver convocation address on Friday, two faculty members to talk innovation

Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey S. Mearns will deliver his annual January Convocation address on Friday, Jan. 6.   President Mearns will share a brief history of the University’s growth, and he will provide an update on the University’s advocacy efforts.   Two faculty members will also deliver TED Talk-style presentations about the innovative work happening across campus to ensure...

Sullivan University administrators invited to D.C. to celebrate White House Healthy Campus designation

A group of Sullivan University System administrators have been invited to The White House to celebrate the university’s designation as a White House Healthy Campus and to hear remarks from First Lady Michelle Obama. Sullivan University and Spencerian College are among 350 schools nationwide participating in the White House Healthy Campus Challenge and among those invited to the Jan. 13 White...

Gateway adds six new welding certifications, recognizes need for qualified welders

Students may now earn welder helper, gas welder, ARC cutter, shielded metal arch welding, gas medal ARC welding and gas Tungsten ARC welding certificates at Gateway Community & Technical College. These are in addition to the combination welder, tack welder, production line welder and ARC welder certificates Gateway offers. Students may also stack these certificates to earn an associate in applied...

Prichard Committee says big goals, transparency, better tests create ‘world-class’ education

Ambitious goals, greater transparency and better tests are among the recommendations of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence for the state’s new accountability system. The statewide citizens group said the accountability system should be a major driver of education excellence for all students no matter their background or the barriers they face to success.   Noting that a steering committee...