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Don’t miss the spectacular event, Battle of the Bulldogs Talent Show; free, Saturday afternoon

The Battle of the Bulldogs Talent show is coming up on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Holmes High School Jack Moreland Auditorium stage. Holmes High School students will present their best acts — signing sophomores, dancing dudes, guitar-strumming seniors and more truly incredible, outrageous talent. A spectacle for the ears and eyes. Admission is free. The show is presented by the Covington Independent...

Newport Independent Schools gets $400,000 Read to Achieve grant for primary, intermediate students

The Newport Independent School District has received a $400,000 Read to Achieve Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. Newport Primary School, which serves students in kindergarten to second grade, and Newport Intermediate School, which serves third grade students, will each receive $50,000 a year over the next four years through this popular and successful program. Paul Baker, grant writer...

Gateway, four-year partners sign agreements for clear, seamless transfer pathways for students

Gateway Community & Technical College and four-year partners, including Eastern Kentucky University, Mount St. Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, Sullivan University, Thomas More College, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, signed agreements that provide students clear and seamless pathways from Gateway to four-year institutions. Signing the agreements were: Dr....

Toyota’s gift: What is the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center? The answers to your questions

A Q&A on Ignite Institute: WHAT IS IGNITE INSTITUTE AT ROEBLING INNOVATION CENTER? Toyota is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on the campus of its Erlanger- based North American manufacturing headquarters to create a world-class education center to serve Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati. This gift will launchthe Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center, a STEAM...

Beechwood’s B4B Dunks Drugs club aims to learn running a good business, fundraising, giving back

Staff Report The 10th annual B4B Dunks Drugs club at Beachwood School will hold its fundraising basketball game at the school at 3 p.m. tomorrow. B4B stands for Basketball 4 Business. It’s a business operated by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), sponsored by teacher Lori Eberle, to raise money for charities. It started in 2007. Each year, students operate B4B as a simulated company...

Boone County Schools holding kindergarten registration for next year on March 27, 4-7 p.m.

Boone County Schools set kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year for children who are five years old on or before August 1. Bring your child to registration from 4-7 p.m. at all Boone County Schools on March 27. Registration materials are available online. Check details below:

NKY Education Council’s 4th Edcamp coming; teachers, administrators, school leaders set agenda

On March 25, the College and Career Readiness Action Team of the Northern Kentucky Education Council will bring together over 350 educators from the region to share best practices and discuss topics related to education at the fourth annual Northern Kentucky Edcamp. Edcamp is an innovative approach to professional development that allows teachers, administrators and school leaders to discuss topics...

Toyota’s legacy: Erlanger laboratory to be The Ignite Institute, a world-class STEAM education center

Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced today that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that...

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence issues statement on charter schools: Let’s get it right

The Kentucky General Assembly, led by its new Republican majority, voted to authorize public charter schools for the first time, making Kentucky the 44th state in the nation to add charters to its public education system.   During spirited debate leading up to passage, lawmakers affirmed Kentucky’s 27 years of progress in education that has lifted the state out of the bottom tier of student achievement...

Gateway’s Super Someday draws 300 high school students to urban campus to explore possibilities

At the Urban Metro Campus today, Gateway Community & Technical College hosted over 300 high school students who are considering attending Gateway. Super Someday is a high school recruitment event focused on the celebration of diversity and inclusion while highlighting the unique talents and interests of each student.   “Our students had an amazing visit today. Thank you for hosting us for...

Charter Schools measure goes to Gov. Bevin for signature, passed by 23-15 in state Senate

Staff Report In the final ticks of the 2017 Regular Session, the Kentucky Legislature gave approval to a dynamic measure that dramatically reforms education in the Commonwealth. House Bill 520 establishes public charter schools in Kentucky, which are innovative schools free from many state curriculum mandates. Charter schools allow instructors to teach directly to the needs of individual students,...

NKU Board approves St. Amand as interim president, new leader plans to keep university moving forward

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents unanimously approved Gerard “Gerry” St. Amand as interim president at its meeting Wednesday. Gerard “Gerry” St. Amand was unanimously chosen as interim president by the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents Wednesday. He will begin serving in that role in May (photo by Mark Hansel). St....

Notre Dame Academy celebrates Women Making a Difference day, honoring three graduates

Notre Dame Academy is celebrating Women Making a Difference Day on Thursday. The keynote speaker for this special celebration is NDA alumna Lt. Col. Amy McGrath Henderson. Amy McGrath Henderson The day will also include a Career Fair, breakout sessions featuring many different career topics and the annual Women Making A Difference Luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students...

Kenton County Board of Education asks Neil Stiegelmeyer to return as interim superintendent effective April 1

In a special meeting Tuesday, members of the Kenton County Board of Education named former head of the Kenton County schools as interim superintendent. Neil Stiegelmeyer has accepted the board’s offer to serve as the Kenton County Interim Superintendent beginning April 1. Stiegelmeyer He replaces Terry Cox-Cruey who abruptly retired, effective April 1. Stiegelmeyer has a proven record of successful...

Ft. Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Gene Kirchner announces his retirement, June 30

Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Gene Kirchner has announced his retirement with this letter to the board: Dear Board of Education Members, It is with mixed emotion that I write this letter to inform you of my intent to retire effective June 30, 2017. After 34 years in public education, it simply makes sense for me to move onto the next chapter in life’s journey. However, please...