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Ed Massey: Career and Technical Education working group highlights progress, need for reform

As a former school board member and someone with a lifelong passion for education, I am honored to serve as a member of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Career and Technical Education Task Force. Our working group meets monthly to hear testimony from state officials and educators, as well as to study the best methods for improvement to our system of career and technical education. The need to prioritize...

Bryan Station junior speaks to national audience on importance of strong career and technical education

LaMargaret Johnson, a junior at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, impressed upon a national audience of chief state school officers and educators the vital importance of strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a speech in Washington, D.C. Speaking during the Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative Conference, Johnson spoke about her experience at Bryan Station, which...

Academies of Lexington, innovative program at three Fayette high schools, helps lead to careers

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher At the Academies of Lexington, a freshman’s first day of high school could also be the first day of the rest of his or her life. Day one for students in this innovative program at three Fayette County high schools is the start of a journey. It could lead them to a career that will help them succeed in a global economy and will, at the very least, lead to a richer and...

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to include associate’s degrees, high school dual credit courses

Governor Matt Bevin has signed an Executive Order expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) to include students enrolled in certificate, diploma, and associate of applied science degree in the state’s top five high-demand workforce sectors. The scholarship will also now be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education (CTE) courses in pathways in Kentucky’s...

Murray State University receives $130,000 grant to promote career and technical education

The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University was recently awarded a $130,000 grant for a project entitled “Mathematics in the Context of Career and Technical Education.” These funds are provided by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education and made possible by the U. S. Department of Education’s “Improving Teacher Quality Grant,” issued under the authority...

Kentucky native will be in spotlight at State
of Union to emphasize career, tech education

A former career and technical education student and Kentucky high school graduate will be in the national spotlight tonight when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.   Breckinridge County native Brad Henning will be First Lady Michelle Obama's guest during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight. (Photo courtesy Atlas Machine/John Fitzgerald) Breckinridge...