A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Chris Burns: STEM initiatives hold promise
to be among most successful of past 25 years

One the prevailing trends in education is the focus on STEM / STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art and math).   The attention to those skills permeated out of increased criticism from business leaders, based on students:   1. Lack of overall knowledge of basic academic subjects 2. Lack of soft or real life skills, including: expectations, interaction and teamwork,...

Chris Burns: STEM initiatives hold promise to be among most successful of past 25 years

One the prevailing trends in education is the focus on STEM / STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art and math).   The attention to those skills permeated out of increased criticism from business leaders, based on students:   1. Lack of overall knowledge of basic academic subjects 2. Lack of soft or real life skills, including: expectations, interaction and teamwork,...

Alliance of Kentucky, W. Virginia universities
seeks to improve diversity in STEM fields

The alliance of nine institutions includes University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, Centre College, Marshall University, Kentucky State University, West Virginia State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. (Photo from UKNow)   A multi-million-dollar initiative with Kentucky and West Virginia universities has...

Robot sings, dances, talks and breathes new life into learning for Bullitt middle schoolers

Students check to see how well their programming worked for KATE at Bullitt Lick Middle School in Shepherdsville. (Photo by Amy Wallot/Kentucky Department of Education)   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   When Dyllan Smith was asked if the robotics class at Bullitt Lick Middle School in Shepherdsville was his favorite class at the school, he pointed to KATE and said, “Have you ever...

Education Collaborative with K-12 emerges from Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium

From Bluegrass Tomorrow, explaining its higher education collaboration:   On what do more than 160 regional education and business leaders agree?…   The need to collaborate to help high school students and adults become more ready for college and work.   This dynamic group of leaders identified programs and initiatives to consider at the first-ever summit for school superintendents...