Hundreds of Kentucky young people could get a feel for jobs well established in their communities. It’s the first ‘Career Craze’ event offered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. 32 hands on camps will be held at 16 K-C-T-C-S colleges across the state. Chancellor Jay Box says participants will be introduced to ‘potential careers.’ “It’s an opportunity to expose young students to careers in business and industry and entirely focusing on the five major sectors of employment here in Kentucky,” said Box.
Kentucky ranks 39th in the U.S. for the state of its child care centers—earning high marks for posting complaint records online but poor marks for not requiring center directors to have bachelor's degrees, says a new report. The report, from Child Care Aware of America, said Kentucky could improve its child care center's regulations by requiring state and federal fingerprints for checking criminal backgrounds and changing its educational requirements for lead teachers.
Kentucky business leaders and education advocates are teaming up to start a new funding source for innovation in education. The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky—also known as the The Fund—is being launched to help with grants and extra fundraising for the Kentucky Department of Education.
First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Eastern Kentucky University in May to participate in the spring commencement ceremony. EKU President Doug Whitlock says his office got a call from a member of the First Lady’s staff almost a week ago. Eastern is receiving national attention for the help it gives Veterans working to further their education. Whitlock says it caught the eye of Mrs. Obama. A White House staff member asked if she could attend the University’s graduation ceremony. Saying it was more than okay, Whitlock says the school was seeking a speaker for the third exercise. In fact, he says it was the only one her schedule would permit.
After selecting new president, regents watch video introducing Dr. Michael Benson to EKU.
Eastern Kentucky University’s next president sees fundraising as a key priority. Dr. Michael Benson, who’s currently president of Southern Utah University, says private contributions may be the best way to advance a science building under construction at Eastern.
Micky Zegaye (left) works with a tutor at Fugee Academy in Clarkston, Georgia. Photo by Maura Walz.
CLARKSTON, Ga. — Since the 1970s, federal court orders have governed how many Southern communities integrated their public schools. But new research shows, as those orders have been lifted, school districts are gradually re-segregating. But why? In the fading sunlight of late afternoon in a church basement in Clarkston, Georgia, Tucker High School junior Micky Zegeye studies for a math test with his tutor.
Birmingham, Ala. – Ever since the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954, the racial makeup of our schools has been in flux. Forced integration made the South’s public schools some of the most integrated in the country, but now – here and across the nation – our schools are re-segregating. The Southern Education Desk is taking a deep look at the issue with a multi-part series exploring this complex trend. In the second installment, the SED’s Alabama reporter Dan Carsen goes back in time to examine a strategy whites once used to sidestep public school integration, one that still shapes communities today — so-called “segregation academies”:
Listen in as students and faculty at Eastern Kentucky University exercise their 1st Amendment Rights. This stream comes this afternoon from the Powell Building on the Main Campus in Richmond. It's a demonstration of the power and fragility of America's Right to speak freely. Be warned, these citizens could say anything.
Officials with the agency overseeing Kentucky’s college financial aid expect to figure out how many students will be receiving benefits in the next week.The state doles out around $100 million in financial aid annually, but that money is on a first come first served basis. Erin Klarer is with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. She says more people are understanding the importance of higher education.