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Bill to give high school students a ‘do-over’ for this year passes out of House committee

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A bill to give high school students a chance to have a do-over for this school year because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cleared its first legislative hurdle on Thursday. 
The Senate Education Committee gave unanimous approval to Senate Bill 128, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, to give a “mulligan” to students affected by virtual learning...

UK to host Experience Equine Week Nov. 2-6 for high school students interested in program

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host Experience Equine Week Nov. 2-6 for high school students and their families interested in learning more about its equine science and management undergraduate degree program. This weeklong series of virtual events provides an opportunity to learn more about the university’s...

Council on Postsecondary Education report: College still pays in Kentucky, for individuals and state

A new report issued by the Council on Postsecondary Education shows that college still pays for those who earn postsecondary credentials and state allocations for public higher education more than pay for themselves. Higher Education’s Return on Investment report examines the return on investment for both the individual student and the state as a whole. Using the Kentucky high school Class of 2010...

Markey Cancer Center hosts inaugural summer residential program for high school students

By Haylee Abrams University of Kentucky Natalie Barker was a little shocked when she first learned that Kentucky ranks first in the country for cancer incidence and mortality. However, the Elliott County teen says she had a quick realization – the problem of cancer hits very close to home. “The more I thought about it, the more I realized I don’t know a person in our community who hasn’t been...

Congressman Barr announces Congressional Art Competition for high school students

Congressman Andy Barr announced the Congressional Art Competition which is open to all high school students in the Sixth District.   The overall winner will have his or her work displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year. It will represent the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky among hundreds of pieces from other congressional districts throughout the country.   The winner...

High school students interested in business and accounting can apply for Base Camp

  The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its tuition-free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors.   Held June 14-18 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville, selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format.   Tuition,...