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Vote count is in on NKY Kids Voting ballots — a mock election program teaching the importance of voting

Future voters of any age were encouraged to go to the polls with their parent/guardian to cast a “Kids Voting” ballot in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth. Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization dedicated to teaching young people the importance of, and to help develop the habit of, voting. Northern Kentucky kids cast more than 1,500 votes this...

KY Collaborative for Families and Schools, including Learning Grove, kicks off week of family engagement

The Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools and numerous other state and local organizations will celebrate Family Engagement in Education Week Nov. 14- 18 with activities planned to encourage a renewed effort in school and family partnerships. The collaborative includes NKY’s Learning Grove. The week will kick off with an official proclamation signing by Governor Andy Beshear in the...

Industry representatives to discuss ideas to alleviate Kentucky’s shortage of large animal veterinarians

The impact on farmers and our food system created by the shortage of large animal veterinarians in Kentucky and throughout the country will be the primary focus of an industry stakeholders meeting set for Nov. 14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “This shortage is impacting the farmer and could impact our food source in the future,” Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. “Without...

New Transition Classes at Zembrodt Education Center taught by Brigid Matlock, a ‘learning coach’

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter The program is new. And Brandon Releford says Brigid Matlock is the perfect person to oversee it. Releford is the Executive Director of The Zembrodt Education Center – part of The Point/Arc – the non-profit organization celebrating 50 years serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — known as I/DD. The program – Transition Classes. “Basically,...

Virtual Parent Camp set for Nov. 16 with sessions on college finances, family involvement, more

Virtual ParentCamp will convene November 16 from 8-9 p.m., offering facilitators who will drive powerful conversations about college financial planning, social-emotional practices, the dynamics of positive self-talk, and building family involvement.   Registration will close at 7 p.m. on Nove. 16. To register, go to https://www.parentcamp.org/event/2022-11-16-vpc/. Connect with parents, caregivers,...

Two from Northern Kentucky among 67 asked to serve on KDE United We Learn Council

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released the names of the 67 people who have been asked to serve on the new Kentucky United We Learn Council. The council will support the three big ideas of United We Learn, the state’s vision for the future of public education in Kentucky. This vision builds around three big ideas: creating a more vibrant experience for every student, encouraging innovation...

CPE President Aaron Thompson tells NKYEC region is making strong progress on educational attainment

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson was on hand at the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s (NKYEC) Fall Convening to deliver good news about progress toward increasing the number of Kentuckians with a college credential. To move Kentucky closer to the projected national average, the state set a goal for 60% of Kentuckians to have a postsecondary degree or credential...

Learning Grove’s Beth Wiseman named Afterschool Ambassador by Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance

Beth Wiseman, senior director of school-age services at Learning Grove, has been named a Kentucky Afterschool Ambassador. Founded by the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA), the Kentucky Afterschool Ambassador program’s mission is to empower up-and-coming leaders in the field of afterschool, and to advocate for afterschool confidently and effectively for all Kentucky youth. KYOSA is a community...

Global Business Solutions opens Tech and Innovation Center at Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with Global Business Solutions, officially opened the GBS Tech and Innovation Center this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in NKU’s Campbell Hall, the site of the center. “Global Business Solutions has been an outstanding community partner for NKU, offering opportunities for our students to excel, both in and out of the classroom,” NKU President...

Disability activists and YouTube stars, aka Squirmy and Grubs, to speak at NKU November 7

Disability stars Shane Burcaw and Hannah Aylward, best known for their viral YouTube videos under the name Squirmy and Grubs, will speak at Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m. NKU’s College of Education will host the event funded by a grant received by NKU’s Supported Higher Education Project. “We are thrilled to have this unique opportunity to hear directly from such strong advocates...

GO!vember campaign guides Kentucky students and families on how to apply and pay for college

Kentucky high school students and their families will get some help navigating how to apply and pay for college with a new information campaign that runs through November. The GO!vember campaign is a collaboration between the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, GEAR UP Kentucky, Kentucky Advising Academy, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Prichard Committee for Academic...

St. Vincent de Paul NKY’s 15th Turkeyfoot Trot returns to TMU Nov. 5; registration available online

(Photo from St. Vincent de Paul NKY) The 15th annual Turkeyfoot Trot is back again for another year of fun. And this year, you get to sleep in. The 5k starts at noon on Saturday, November 5, at Thomas More University. There will be pre-race stretches offered by Stretch Lab Ft. Wright and pre-race coffee and hot chocolate from Ft. Mitchell Biggby. A post-race after-party is also planned with food from...

New Campbell County schools superintendent, Shelli Wilson, sees challenges as opportunities

By Shelby Stills Kentucky Teacher After 20 years of service to the district, Shelli Wilson became superintendent of Campbell County Schools, replacing former Superintendent Danny Rust, who retired at the end of June. Rust had served as superintendent since 2016. Wilson first decided to go into education due to the impact public education had on her life. “I have always known that education empowers...

Anetha Sanford: Careers in construction build strong futures for students and Kentucky

In October, the Home Builders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) is celebrating Careers in Construction Month, and we are inviting you to help us build the next generation of the Commonwealth’s skilled workforce. As our state experiences increased economic development and population growth, the demand for quality housing continues to grow steadily — and along with it, the need to significantly grow...