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More than 2,000 Kentucky educators attend academic standards learning labs

Kentucky Teacher More than 2,000 teachers and school administrators attended Get to Know Your Standards Learning Labs conducted across the state by Kentucky Department of Education staff. provided photo The events were designed to provide teachers with a stronger understanding of the implications of building standards-based instruction and assignments that align with Kentucky’s new revised academic...

Still time to register for some Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts programs

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts (SOTA) offers its annual summer programs for students in grade three through 12 throughout June and July. SOTA’s summer program offer six camps that include workshops covering music, dance, theatre and art. SOTA’s summer camps are part of its Music Preparatory Program. Music Prep provides community and continuing education programs of the highest...

Polly Lusk Page to retire from Northern Kentucky Education Council after 46 years of dedicated service

After 46 years in education and 10 years of service as Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council, Polly Lusk Page will retire at the end of June. Page She has been instrumental in creating opportunities for education, business and community leaders to collaboratively align and create impactful programs that change the odds for children and youth in Northern Kentucky. The Northern...

Kentucky Teacher: Russell Independent school’s KRUSH program helps erase stigma of Incarceration

By Jacob Perkins Kentucky Teacher Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing (KRUSH) has cultivated a sense of family for students that have seen their own families affected by the harsh reality of incarceration. A reality that has become far too common in the Commonwealth. According to data accumulated by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that focuses on child welfare, 15...

Kentucky Department of Education launches ‘Stride, Don’t Slide’ summer reading initiative

Kentucky Teacher  Children will be given free books at several lunch programs being held across the state this summer as a part of the Kentucky Department of Education’s summer reading and math initiative, Stride, Don’t Slide! Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, center, announces a new summer reading and math initiative at the Kentucky Board of Education meeting June 5. Children will...

Northern Kentucky University Hosts Fast Track session Wednesday for fall enrollment

Northern Kentucky University is hosting a Fast Track application session on June 12 for those interested in attending NKU this fall that haven’t had the time to complete the necessary steps to enroll. The event offers one-on-one assistance to help prospective students navigate the enrollment process. Advisers will help them start or complete their NKU application, confirm acceptance to the university,...

Holmes High School seeking nominations for its Hall of Distinction, Outstanding Young Alumni awards

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor its alumni. The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

 The Hall of Distinction honors distinguished graduates and friends of Covington Schools...

UK’s proposed budget decreases tuition for some, gives faculty and staff seventh straight pay increase

More than 6,500 University of Kentucky undergraduate students will see a slight decrease in their tuition in academic year 2019-2020 over last year, and tuition increases for the remaining undergraduate Kentuckians will be the lowest in more than 30 years. And for the seventh year in a row, UK faculty and staff will experience a pay increase. UK President Eli Capilouto (Mark Cornelison, UK Photo.) Those...

Northern Kentucky University entrepreneurship program inspires innovation beyond the classroom

By bringing hands-on curriculum into the classroom, Northern Kentucky University’s Innovation Challenge makes applying entrepreneurship in real time a fun, interesting and inventive experience. The Haile/US Bank College of Business’ Jeff Varrone created the Innovation Challenge curriculum and implemented it in his Entrepreneurship classes at NKU. The winning Innovation Challenge team The Innovation...

Rose at 30: The landmark Supreme Court decision that changed the course of KY public education 

By Brenna R. Kelly Kentucky School Boards Association Jack Moreland had been expecting a call on the morning of June 8, 1989. It had been six months and one day since the Dayton Independent superintendent had watched an attorney representing his and 65 other school districts ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to force the state to adequately fund public education. As superintendent of Dayton Independent,...

Has Rose wilted? Anniversary of landmark decision provides opportunity to reflect

By Brenna R. Kelly Kentucky School Boards Association After the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Rose v. Council for Better Education, the state poured more than $1.6 billion into K-12 education, created the SEEK education funding formula to help equalize state funding across school districts and changed many state laws governing K-12 schools. Rose at 30: click here for a look...

NKU hosts Camp Innovation for Gifted Students and CINSAM’s STEM summer programs — spots available

Northern Kentucky University once again offers its Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program for students in kindergarten through 9th grade this June. NKU’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is accepting applications for the weekday program running from June 10-14.   Camp Innovation offers interdisciplinary courses that combine technology, science, mathematics, visual and performing...

Gateway to offer medical assisting classes — and students may qualify for free tuition

To remove barriers to higher education and to increase the number of skilled workers in the high demand sectors of the region, Gateway Community & Technical College will begin offering evening medical assisting courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Qualified candidates may be able to take the courses free. Medical assisting courses for the fall 2019 semester will be on Tuesday and Wednesday...

NKU receives two grants from Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to support student success

Northern Kentucky University got a boost to support student success, with $75,000 in grants from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). The campus of Northern Kentucky University NKU has been awarded two grants in CPE’s strategic initiative to help more students succeed in college. The $50,000 Stronger by Degrees Student Success grants are designed to support students as they progress...

GROW NKY and partners offer STEM Day Out on June 18, free to students; sign up here

On Tuesday, June 18, the 2019 STEM Day Out will take place as a collaborative effort from organizations connected to the GROW NKY initiative at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber). Select GROW NKY partners including, the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, and Northern Kentucky University have teamed up to host the free experiential learning...