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Erlanger-Elsmere schools hosting ‘Backpack Full of Cash’ screening, discussion about public education

Staff report Erlanger-Elsmere and Kenton County teachers associations are hosting a free public screening of the film, “Backpack Full of Cash.” The screening will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, at Dietz Auditorium, 305 Bartlett Ave, Erlanger. It is open to the public. Parents, caregivers, business leaders, educators and the community is encouraged to attend. The 90-minute...

TMU gets NASA grant to expand research at BB&T Observatory, giving opportunities for physics majors

The Thomas More University BB&T Observatory was recently awarded a $62,785 grant from the NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium. “This grant is a great opportunity for us to expand our research efforts at the BB&T Observatory,” said Wes Ryle, Ph.D., director of BB&T Observatory. The grant will provide out-of-this-world opportunities for Ryle and two TMU students, including a meeting...

NKU’s Homecoming, ‘Carry the Torch: Once a Norse, Always a Norse,’ kicks off today; full week of events

Northern Kentucky University celebrates Homecoming 2019 “Carry the Torch: Once a Norse, Always a Norse.” Homecoming kicks off today with Service on Saturday followed by a week full of activities.   “The Carry the Touch theme is a reminder that the connections our students have here at NKU continue throughout their lives. They make friends, create memories and chose a career path, and this experience...

KDE seeks feedback on standards for career studies and financial literacy; link here to provide feedback

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies (K-12) and Financial Literacy (9-12). Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for KDE to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments with one or two content areas to be reviewed each year and every six years after that on a rotating basis. Additionally,...

Kentucky Department of Education Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors statewide

Kentucky Teacher staff Sponsors are being sought for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Children enjoy their lunch during a kickoff event for the Summer Food Service Program at Calvary Elementary School (Marion County). In 2018, 166 sponsors served nearly 3 million meals to children age 18 and younger at 2,600 meal sites in Kentucky. Photo by Mike Marsee While sponsors are being accepted...

State aligns Adult Education Services, WIOA Partners under one agency in Education-Workforce cabinet

In an effort to align the state’s workforce resources, Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an Executive Order placing adult education services within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). Kentucky’s adult education services play a key role in helping Kentuckians become college and career ready by preparing individuals for the GED® high school equivalency test, postsecondary...

Sign up for NKY Education Council’s One to One volunteers program to ‘coach a child, change a life’

One to One; Practicing Reading and Math with Students, a program of the NKY Education Council, is seeking volunteers to become new reading and math coaches for Spring 2019. The training program is Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gateway Community & Technical College, Convening Center, 500 Technology Way, Florence. If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to give back to students...

BCPL February calendar for teens, children includes Children’s Theatre, Rumpelstiltskin, much more

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of November. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults is published separately. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Gaming (middle and high School) Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Stop by the...

Kentucky Department of Education announces loan forgiveness program for future teachers

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has launched the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET), a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth. Through the program, KAET participants will receive financial support and complete an Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)-approved teacher...

TMU’s Institute for Religious Liberty to host annual lecture on religious freedom on February 7

On Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., the Thomas More University William T. Robinson III Institute for Religious Liberty (IRL) will host The Most Reverend William Edward Lori S.T.D. and Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D., for a lecture titled “Religious Freedom: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.” “Religious Freedom: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” this year’s title of the annual lecture series held...

Kentucky Department of Education completes School Report Card Suite with launch of website

Kentucky Teacher staff report The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in partnership with BrightBytes, launched the Kentucky School Report Card on Jan. 18, the fourth component in its School Report Card Suite. The online tool includes data metrics and visualizations to highlight key information about schools and districts. This includes school demographics, test performance, teacher qualifications,...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation awards Supporting Educational Success grants to 22 area nonprofits

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded $457,000 in Supporting Educational Success grants to 22 nonprofit organizations. The purpose of these grants is to support in- and out-of-school educational efforts that reduce disparities in educational attainment for students of color and/or those of low socioeconomic status or that increase social-emotional learning and health. This funding could...

Diocese of Covington, CovCath issue statement; 3rd-party investigation into D.C. issue begins this week

The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued the following statement this afternoon: “On Monday afternoon the Covington Police alerted us that they had intelligence concerning a planned protest, Jan. 22, at Covington Catholic High School and a vigil at the Diocesan Curia. Due to threats of violence and the possibility of large crowds the Diocese was advised to close Covington...

Boone County Public Library staffer is a great fit in her early childhood education role

By Ginger Stapp Special to the NKyTribune I am super lucky to have a job that I am passionate about. Boone County Public Library Early Literacy Specialist Ginger Stapp (left) has a passion for her job, and for life. In an informal way, I share my love of stories and learning with children and their families making it exciting to come to work almost every day. Developing a love of reading is critical...

New Education Week ‘Chance for Success’ index gives Kentucky a ‘C’ in educational success

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service New research underlines areas Kentucky could improve to help better prepare kids for the future. The annual “Chance-for-Success” index released by Education Week grades states based on 13 distinct factors that affect a person’s opportunities from cradle to career. Kentucky was given a grade of “C” overall, and Sterling Lloyd – assistant...