Renee Shaw speaks with Terry Brooks, Ed.D., executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, about the data trends in the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book that report on the well-being of Kentucky kids in the areas of economic security, education, health, and family and community.
Renee speaks with Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, about student loan debt, how his agency is working to communicate the value of postsecondary education and all its options, dealing with state funding challenges, and how universities are adapting to rising cases of student anxiety and depression.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss K-through-12 public education. Does Kentucky have a teacher shortage? If so, why? What can be done to close the achievement gap and turn around low-performing schools? Scheduled guests: Commissioner Wayne Lewis of the Kentucky Department of Education; Allison Slone, Rowan County schools’ special education teacher and founder of KYREADS; Gary Houchens, Ph.D., member of the Kentucky Board of Education and an associate professor at Western Kentucky University; and Houston Barber, Ph.D., Superintendent for Frankfort Independent Schools. Read more and watch now.
Renee speaks with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick about the upcoming PBS documentary series College Behind Bars that explores the transformative power of higher education for the incarcerated. Read more and watch the interview.
Renee speaks with Brent Hutchinson, executive director of the Hindman Settlement School that has a grade-A track record in serving students with dyslexia and providing cultural enrichment and other educational programs and services in the region. Earlier this year, Mr. Hutchinson was named a 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow that recognizes outstanding civic leaders. Renee also speaks with Christine Thompson, the first Latino woman elected to office in Kentucky. Thompson, a daughter of Mexican immigrants, was elected to the Livingston County School Board in western Kentucky.
Explore KET’s beginnings and 50 years of service as Kentucky’s only statewide educational broadcasting network. In the 1950s and 60s, KET founder O. Leonard Press saw the potential of television – a new technology – to provide equitable access to high-quality instruction in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Learn about KET’s history and its commitment to education and Kentucky programming throughout its five decades of public service.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest political buzz after Gov. Matt Bevin announced that he would run for re-election and a settlement between Jefferson Co. Public Schools and the Kentucky Dept. of Education to oversee public schools in Louisville. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam, Associated Press; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.