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NKU, Cincinnati State sign agreement strengthening degree pathways, making college more affordable

Northern Kentucky University and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are making higher education more accessible for students on both sides of the river. The reimagined CState2NKU partnership paves the way for students to earn both their associate and bachelor’s degrees. The CState2NKU partnership reduces many of the barriers to a college education and ensures students have a direct...

New website offers students an interactive tool to research college majors and salary information

Students have a new interactive tool to research degree programs at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities, allowing them to compare tuition, student debt and salaries for hundreds of occupations before choosing a major. The tool, called the Kentucky Students’ Right to Know website, offers extensive data on all of the state’s public universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College...

Cooper High School sophomore Audriana Parker wins Gold Star/Children’s Theater Student Award

Incoming sophomore Audriana Parker of Cooper High School has been honored with the Gold Star Student Award from the Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. Gold Star and The Children’s Theatre partnered for the second year to honor a local teacher and student making a difference in the lives of others. Nick Alan, Gifted Intervention Specialist at Wyoming Middle School in Cincinnati won the teacher...

Nominations open for 2021 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year; deadline is July 15

Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year award. Any full-time special education teacher in the Commonwealth is eligible for the recognition. Special education teachers may be nominated by students, parents, teaching peers, superintendents, directors of special education or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an extraordinary educator. All...

KY to receive nearly $6 Million in additional tobacco settlement funds to fund early childhood initiatives

The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC) will receive nearly $6 million in additional funds from the annual Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to support high-quality, early experiences for children and families throughout the state. “This is an education first administration, and these funds will make sure more of our children are ready for kindergarten and are better prepared...

Covington Catholic, Ryle are Project Lead the Way Distinguished High Schools for 4th consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Covington Catholic High School and Ryle High School have been recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished High Schools, two of only 204 PLTW High School programs nationwide and only five in Kentucky to receive this recognition for 2020-21. This award is based on performance standards including “exceptional student access, engagement, and achievement...

NKU’s College of Business extends prestigious accreditation earned by few schools worldwide

Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business extends its prestigious accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. Dean Hassan HassabElnaby AACSB International’s accreditation is known as the hallmark of excellence in business education. Founded in...

NKU, Gateway, Boys & Girls Club partner to ensure region’s youth have pathways towards college degree

Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati and Gateway Community & Technical College, are ensuring the region’s youth have pathways towards a college degree and a more rewarding future. The university will bring its All Roads Lead to NKU event to the Boys & Girls Club Kenton County location on June 17, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The Boys...

‘Commonwealth Coders’ is 16-week training course preparing for Junior Web Developer position

“Commonwealth Coders,” a 16-week training course that prepares participants for a career as a Junior Web Developer, will debut across the state this fall as a collaborative effort between the Bluegrass, Cumberlands, Northern Kentucky and South Central Workforce Boards. The course, led by BC Skills Development Academy, was initially piloted between the South Central and Cumberlands Workforce Development...

NKU program aims to help educators with easy ways to teach personal finance; 40 scholarships available

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) is helping educators discover easy approaches to teaching K-12 students about personal finance and economics. Through support from First Financial Bank, the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission and NKU’s 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge, 40 educators who apply by June 25 can receive scholarships and attend the program for free....

Kentucky Community and Technical College System board votes to freeze tuition for 2021-2022

Students and parents can breathe a little easier this fall because the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), including Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), will not raise tuition. At $179 per credit hour, KCTCS colleges already have the lowest tuition in the state, which saves families thousands of dollars. Out-of-state students from counties contiguous...

Schools no longer required to follow state Healthy at School guidelines; instead follow CDC guidance

Pursuant to Gov. Andy Beshear’s Executive Order 2021-386 (EO 2021-386), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on June 11 rescinded its flagship COVID-19 guidance document, “Guidance and Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12),” commonly known as Healthy at School. The use of cloth face coverings and social distancing measures are no longer mandated. School...

Cove Federal Credit Union announces five local students to receive $2000 scholarship awards

Cove Federal Credit Union recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Cove Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Five local students, members of the credit union, were each selected by the Cove Scholarship Committee to receive a $2,000 scholarship award. In total the credit union awarded $10,000. “We are thrilled to be able to reward the exceptional efforts of these Cove members as they work to further...

Reasearch shows more Kyians seeking short-term credentials in STEM, healthcare and skilled trades

New research funded by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) shows that more and more Kentuckians are heading to college to earn short-term certificates, particularly in STEM-related fields, skilled trades and health care. In two studies, researchers found that the annual number of short-term certificates awarded in Kentucky soared by more than 110% between the 2005-06 and 2018-19 academic...

Cinci Fringe Festival features NKU project’s new films presenting insightful dialogue on race

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune correspondent Northern Kentucky University’s Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, (MCRC) Project is presenting two new films at the 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in Ohio. The films are part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival’s primary line-up and are available on-demand through 19. NKU’s MCRC Project partners with visual, creative,...