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National Board recognizes 219 Kentucky educators for achieving highest possible teacher certification

A total of 219 Kentucky educators were recognized last week for recently obtaining the highest possible certification in the teaching profession, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Kentucky had the fifth-largest class of newly certified National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) nationally in 2019 and ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of teachers who are...

Northern Kentucky University Cyber Defense team headed to Midwest Regionals for third straight year

Northern Kentucky University’s Cyber Defense team is once again victorious at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. For the third straight year, NKU students won the Kentucky title and while also competing against teams from Ohio and Iowa. The Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions (CCDC) presents multiple challenges that students must navigate. As teams work to create and secure their systems,...

St. Henry District High School to hold blessing, dedication today of $7.8m, 43,000 sq. ft. expansion

St. Henry District High School will hold a blessing and dedication today of the completion of a $7.8 million building expansion project, “Building on Excellence, Guided by Faith.”  The event will be at 2 p.m. at the high school, 377 Scheben Drive, Erlanger. The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington will provide the blessing and dedication. All are welcome to celebrate and tour...

Teacher makes sweet gesture for Sixth District Valentine’s Day — free hugs and chocolate Kisses

Teacher Anita Everett greeted students with hugs and “kisses” as they entered Sixth District Elementary School on Valentine’s Day. Mrs. Everett offers ‘Free Hugs’ (Photos provided) 

“I just wanted to make sure they got something to start their day off right,” said Everett, who has been teaching for 20 years. “I just want them to know that they are loved.” Everett...

Boone County Schools get $16M from company’s underpayment of taxes; will fund two projects

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Boone County Schools recently received a very large, and very unexpected, increase in revenue. Thursday night, the School Board voted unanimously to put a significant portion of those funds to use. An audit by the Boone County License and Occupation Department revealed an error in the tax filing of a global employer with a significant presence in the county. The...

Thomas More University, Newport Aquarium team up to present ‘Expeditions in Ocean Exploration’

Thomas More University will present Amanda Netburn, Ph.D., on “Expeditions in Ocean Exploration” as part of its Marine Biology and Conservation Lecture Series at the Newport Aquarium on Thursday, March 19. Dr. Amanda Netburn The event will start at 6 p.m. with animal encounters, courtesy of the WAVE Foundation, and refreshments. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a question...

Thomas More’s Institute for Religious Liberty offers free ‘Civil Dialogue’ program tonight at 7 p.m.

The Institute for Religious Liberty at Thomas More University will present “Civil Dialogue: An Antidote to Polarization” tonight at 7 p.m. at Steigerwald Hall in the Saints Center. The event is free and open to the public. Speakers are • Rev. Kristen Farrington, assistant chaplain at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., and former executive director of the Religious...

NKY Education Council’s winter meeting, focused on work-based learning, set Feb. 19 at Ignite Institute

The Northern Kentucky Education Council is hosting its Winter Meeting at Ignite Institute on Wednesday, February 19, from 9-11 am. The meeting will focus on how the region can enhance student success by increasing work-based learning experiences for students. In partnership with the NKY Chamber’s GROW initiative, the Council is working to build business and education partnerships that support internships,...

Newport School of Innovation finds success in online learning for non-traditional students

By Patrick Crowley Newport Independent Schools Jessica West couldn’t concentrate while she was working. She worried non-stop about her daughter, Ariana, who was having a difficult time at a Northern Kentucky public high school. “It started when she was in middle school,” West said. “Some girls who used to be her friends turned on her. They made her feel insecure. They bullied...

Thomas More University has highest long-term gain among KY’s four-year institutions, says GU report

A report released from Georgetown University showed that Thomas More University has the highest long-term gain – at more than $1 million – among four-year institutions in Kentucky that primarily grant bachelor’s degrees. Click to go to report The report, “First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” attempted to answer the persistent question among students: Is college worth the cost?...

Three new members join Gateway C&T College board: William Brown, John Hayden, Ruth Howell

Three new members, William Brown, John Hayden and Ruth Howell have joined the Gateway Community & Technical College Board of Directors. Brown, Hayden and Howell were appointed by former Governor Bevin and attended their first meeting this week. “I’m excited about working with our new board members,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway Community & Technical College president....

NKU’s business college revamps graduate level leadership program to emphasize innovation

Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business revamps its graduate-level leadership program to emphasize innovation as a tool to enhance professional leadership skills.   The Master of Business Leadership and Innovation (MBLI) is unlike traditional graduate business programs that focus on generalized skills, the new program dives into understanding the human side of businesses...

KCTCS: Jobs are waiting; need more education? Consider certificate programs and associate degrees

Kentucky Community & Technical College System When it comes to degree attainment, Kentucky ranks near the bottom. One reason for that is the thousands of working-age adults without a college credential. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offers several short-term certificate programs and associate degrees to help change that. Many jobs that once were available to high...

Red Hawk Technologies creates new scholarship at Gateway in computer, information technology

Red Hawk Technologies created a new scholarship for Gateway Community & Technical College computer and information technology students. This scholarship will support student’s tuition costs, books, and fees associated with information technology certification. “Helping others succeed is at the core of what we do. It’s why we went into business in the first place. This scholarship is one...

Thomas More University’s President Joseph Chillo starting ‘Coming to You Tour’ to visit alumni

Thomas More University’s President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., the University’s 15th president, and members of University administration will travel across the country for a series of welcome receptions to gather with alumni and friends of the University. “We are very excited that President Chillo and our team are traveling to Indianapolis on February 6 to kick off the Thomas More is Coming to You...