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Fort Thomas Schools honored with national Team Leadership Award for digital transformation

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, has honored Fort Thomas Independent Schools with its District Team Leadership Award in recognition of the group’s exceptional commitment to leveraging technology to improve teaching and learning. CoSN’s District Team Leadership Award, sponsored by ENA/CatchOn, emphasizes how crucial the full...

In ‘Learning War: Selected Vietnam War Poems,’ R.L. Barth speaks truth to war with poetry

By Vicki Prichard Special to NKyTribune There is a poem in R.L. Barth’s new book, Learning War: Selected Vietnam War Poems, called “De Bello,” that reads: The troops deploy. Above, the stars Wheel over mankind’s little wars. If there’s a deity, it’s Mars. Beyond the stages of combat, the varied geographies of strife – jungles, sand, and sea, where both soldiers and civilians suffer...

NKU Student Government Vice President Mia Derks to step down after this year

By Natalie Hamren NKyTribune reporter Part of an occasional series about the area’s college students. Junior Northern Kentucky University international studies major Mia Derks is taking a step back from the Student Government Association (SGA) at the end of the school year. Currently, Derks serves as the Vice President for SGA — an organization she’s been involved with since her freshman...

Two students from Newport Independent schools win NKY Junior Fire Marshall Poster contest

Newport Primary School poster winner.Newport firefighter Matt Garrett; Newport firefighter Chris Holmes; winning student Andres Pablo-Macario; Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Tony Watts. Two students from the Newport Independent Schools were named winners of the St. Elizabeth Northern Kentucky Junior Fire Marshall Poster Contest. Maelyn Gilliam, a fourth grader at Newport Intermediate School,...

NKU student-entrepreneur Isaiah Kelly earns place at top business pitch competition for Smoove Creations

Northern Kentucky University graduate student Isaiah Kelly is heading to one of the most prominent business pitch competitions around the world. Kelly earned a bid to the Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by Rice University, where 54 student-led startups compete for $1.5 million in funding and resources. He is the first student in NKU’s rich legacy of entrepreneurship to qualify for the event. Isaiah...

Bill to give Kentucky’s high school students a ‘do-over’ year passes senate 36-0, heads to house

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A bill to give public and private school students the opportunity for a “do-over” year passed the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, the sponsor of the measure, said everyone knows the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses and professions. “But it’s also important we talk about today the impact COVID-19 has had on our children,...

New TikTok challenge by CPE , Gear Up Kentucky to raise awareness of FAFSA opportunities

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and GEAR UP Kentucky, a unit of the Council, are throwing down the gauntlet on TikTok this month to help raise awareness about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA form. The two organizations teamed up today to announce the FAF$A for the Future TikTok Challenge. It encourages high school principals and superintendents in Kentucky...

McConnell announces $269 million in additional boost for Kentucky colleges and universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Kentucky’s colleges and universities were allocated a total of $269,307,632 to support students and campus communities during the coronavirus crisis. The federal funding, distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, was made available by the additional, targeted COVID-19 rescue legislation Senator McConnell negotiated...

Garrard County High School senior Alex Miller receives his golden ticket to Hollywood

By Jacob Perkins Kentucky Teacher Garrard County High School senior Alex Miller captured the nation’s attention with his recent American Idol audition. But for his hometown of Lancaster, the moment was years in the making. The 17-year-old Miller says his singing career began much like other country music artists, by singing in the church. According to his grandfather, G.B. Miller, Alex Miller and...

Boone County schools name Lisa Resing as principal of new Steeplechase Elementary

Lisa Resing has been selected as principal of Boone County Schools newest school, Steeplechase Elementary. Resing is currently at Florence Elementary where she has served as principal for 8 years. Lisa Resing Superintendent Matt Turner says Resing was selected from a talented candidate pool in a competitive process. “This district prides itself on selecting dynamic leaders for each school and...

Bill to give high school students a ‘do-over’ for this year passes out of House committee

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A bill to give high school students a chance to have a do-over for this school year because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cleared its first legislative hurdle on Thursday. 
The Senate Education Committee gave unanimous approval to Senate Bill 128, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, to give a “mulligan” to students affected by virtual learning...

Laura Koehl to resign as president of Notre Dame Academy to assume new role with SND USA

The Notre Dame Academy (NDA) Board of Directors has announced that Dr. Laura Koehl is resigning from her position as President of Notre Dame Academy to take on a new role as Executive Director of the SND National Sponsorship and Network Office and Chief Operating Officer of the National Ministry Corporation. Dr. Koehl will continue to serve as President of Notre Dame Academy assuming her new position...

KDE to allocate federal emergency relief funding to non-public schools

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has allocated $40,817,799 to Kentucky for emergency assistance to non-public schools in the state. All non-public schools may apply to the state for reimbursement of COVID-19 related costs, or to provide COVID-19 related services, through the recently authorized Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief...

NKU’s Danny Dollar Academy offers virtual, free program to help educators teach financial literacy

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education is expanding its award-winning Danny Dollar Academy to a virtual platform for elementary educators. Danny Dollar The Danny Dollar Academy teaches financial literacy through the story of an 11-year-old aspiring millionaire and his successful lemonade stand venture. With the landscape of education evolving, the CEE collaborated with the Federal...

Kentucky Book Festival offering a School Days Program to bring authors, free book to students

As part of the Kentucky Humanities’ Kentucky Book Festival, the School Days Program brings authors to schools across Kentucky to meet students in an exciting, interactive learning experience. Each student receives a signed book from the author to add to their reading collections at home. Virtual School Days visits for first and second grade students with authors Jessica Young, Shawn Pryor, or...