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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....

Thomas More College names Jagger acting president as search for successor to Armstrong begins

The Board of Trustees of Thomas More College has named Dr. Kathleen S. Jagger as acting president, effective July 16, 2018. Jagger The College announced the resignation of President David A. Armstrong, J.D., on May 24 to accept the position of president at St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla. Dr. Kathleen S. Jagger has been Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Thomas More...

Kentucky’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Jessica Dueñas is a force for Oldham County’s struggling students

By Mike Marsee Special to NKyTribune Jessica Dueñas is sure her father would have been proud. Dueñas’ father, Arcadio, died on April 27, less than three weeks before she was named the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. “In a joking manner, he always thought his kids were the best,” Dueñas said. “He would say something like, ‘Of course my daughter would have gotten this.’” Dueñas,...

Walton-Verona teachers among those honored at Campbellsville U Excellence in Teaching Ceremony

By Kasey Ricketts Special to the NKyTribune At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years. Kentucky Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program held...

Beechwood Band Boosters award Sarah E. Menez Memorial Scholarship to Reynolds

During the Beechwood High School Senior Awards program in May, the Beechwood Band Boosters announced senior Andrew Reynolds as the recipient of the 2018 Sarah E. Menez Memorial Scholarship. Reynolds is a member of the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra on Trumpet; CCM Prep Brass Choir, KMEA All-State Orchestra (2017); KMEA All-State Symphonic Band (2018); member of the Beechwood Marching Tigers (2012-2017),...

Sullivan University, Gateway CTC announce logistic, supply chain management articulation agreement

Sullivan University and Gateway Community & Technical College are launching an articulation agreement that will allow students at both schools to work toward a bachelor degree in supply chain and logistics management, one of the fastest growing industries in Northern Kentucky. Dr. Jay Marr, President and CEO, Sullivan University (left); Dr. Fernando Figueroa, President, Gateway Community &...