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KYTC launches virtual state traffic school, graduated driver licensing courses; in-person classes halted

Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses through the end of February 2021. In-person classes for both programs will be halted temporarily. Gov. Andy Beshear “Since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began...

A pioneer in remote learning, Sullivan University launching online summer quarter on June 29

As the COVID-19 virus forces campuses to close, many colleges and universities are scrambling to offer online classes. At Sullivan University, it is business as usual. For more than 20 years, Sullivan has been pioneer, innovator and leader in online education, driven by a keen understanding that not everyone’s life fits into an average college schedule. “Our programs feed into the careers that...

Appalachian students displaced by coronavirus outbreak get a lifeline from mutual aid groups

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Colleges and universities are closing across the United States to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But while some students are able to continue their studies online, others can’t, and they have a different set of challenges that could limit their ability to even make it back home to their families. Berea College in eastern Kentucky announced March...

University of the Cumberlands to finish semester with online classes due to COVID-19 threat

In response to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), University of the Cumberlands has announced that all remaining in-person classes for the spring semester will be delivered through an online platform. “Based on recommendations from public health officials, we believe this is the most prudent course of action for all involved,” said Cumberlands President Dr. Larry Cockrum....