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Public News Service - KY: Education

Face It, an awareness campaign on how to look for and address child abuse and neglect is having a positive impact in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- While statistics about child abuse and neglect in Kentucky are alarming, experts say progress is being made across the Commonwealth to educate parents, child care and health care providers and law enforcement on how to both spot and address the problem. In 2015, nearly 18,000 Ke

This is one of three tiny houses being built this school year by students in eastern Kentucky, a project designed to build new skills for the region's changing economy. (KY Valley Educational Cooperative)

PHELPS, Ky. – The popularity of tiny houses has become a teaching tool for dozens of vocational education and technology students in eastern Kentucky. Students from five counties are earning credits in math, science and English, as well as construction and business skills, as they build thre

A new report highlights the impact income, race and geography are having on the well-being of children in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Where children live, their families' income and their race impact their chance to thrive, according to a new report card on child well-being in Kentucky. The Kids Count 2016 County Data Book provides a snapshot of how kids are doing in each of the state's 120 counties.

A national report shows core funding for K-12 education in Kentucky is falling behind. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new national report shows that when education dollars are adjusted for inflation and student population, 23 states, including Kentucky, provide less core funding to elementary and secondary schools now than when the recession began. The Center on Budget and Policy Prioritie

Young people are the future of Kentucky, and may also be the source of some

HAZARD, Ky. – With Eastern Kentuckians looking for ways to re-energize their region, collaborative efforts are popping up – including the "Big Ideas Fest for Appalachia," on Friday in Hazard. Organizers say the focus is on growing and diversifying the economy through innovation and coll

With the start of school nearing, civic, faith and business groups across Kentucky are sponsoring school supply drives. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The calendar tells you all you need to know. The start of school is near and store aisles are filled with parents and their children buying school supplies. But, for some parents it's a huge financial burden. That's where civic, faith and business groups are stepping up. In the gre

A new report shows Kentucky has had the sixth-largest decrease in state funding for higher education since 2008. (KCTCS)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Funding cuts to higher education have driven up tuition, making college less affordable and less accessible for many students, according to a new national report. With inflation factored in, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says, Kentucky is spending 32 percent less on hig

The governor's line-item veto reduces how much lottery money will go to need-based college scholarships in Kentucky. (KCTCS)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's known as the "Powerball promise" in Kentucky – lottery money going to education, and state law requiring more than half of it to be used for need-based scholarships. But for years lawmakers have swept millions of dollars earmarked for the College Access Program (C

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