Category Archives: Local Schools

Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

From the left, Stephanie Purvis, Kentucky Innovation Network coach, Tran Nguyen, Ishwar Agarwal, Amar Zulejhic, Professor Peter Hackbert, Berea College.

Berea College students Ishwar Agarwal, Tran Nguyen and Amar Zulejhic won first place and $7,500 in the business model category at the Idea State U contest Saturday in Lexington. Idea State U, a statewide business plan and model competition that encourages Continue reading Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

Congressman Lewis and Bishop Wallace-Padgett to Speak at Commencement and Baccalaureate at Berea College

Congressman John Lewis and Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett

Congressman John Lewis and Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will address the graduating class along with their faculty and invited guests at Berea College’s 2017 Commencement and Baccalaureate Continue reading Congressman Lewis and Bishop Wallace-Padgett to Speak at Commencement and Baccalaureate at Berea College

Family and Consumer Science: An Evolution in the Making

Jeff Rubin

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember home economics as an elective you took in high school when you couldn’t find anything “easier” to take. If you could sew a button, boil water, or knew where to place your knife and fork you could usually get by. But you would have missed the point of what home economics and now consumer and family science is all about. It was, in fact, a revolutionary way to define, elevate, and change the role that many women played in the later 19th and early twentieth centuries as housewives and homemakers. It serves today as an Continue reading Family and Consumer Science: An Evolution in the Making

GRADUATION DATES SET

The Madison County Board of Education set graduation dates and times for both high schools during its regular meeting on March 9. Graduation for Madison Central High School seniors will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

Graduation for Madison Southern High School seniors will be at noon on Saturday, May 20. Both graduation ceremonies will take place at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum.

KY Ranks 6th Nationally in Percentage of Board-Certified Teachers

Kentucky recently celebrated the 18 newly certified and 101 newly renewed National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who continue to improve their teaching for the students of the Commonwealth. With 3,292 NBCTs, Kentucky ranks 6th in the nation for the percentage of teachers who are Board-certified (8%) and 9th in the nation for the total number of Board-certified Continue reading KY Ranks 6th Nationally in Percentage of Board-Certified Teachers