As the sole remaining laboratory school in Kentucky, officials at Eastern Kentucky University and Model Laboratory School helped celebrate their "Champions of Education" when they recognized local representatives last week in a ceremony at the school.

In partnership with area high schools in Corbin and Manchester, the locations of its regional campuses, Eastern Kentucky University is offering free, outdoor guest Wi-Fi and indoor, desktop internet to students who can't otherwise access broadband internet.

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Briana Lanham of Berea was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Lanham is one of 200 recipients to receive the award.

PIKEVILLE (AP) — The Pikeville Independent School District is considering whether prayers can be allowed at graduation ceremonies after receiving a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, WYMT-TV reported.

In an unusual year, Mark Woods, director of Finance and Business for Madison County Public School system was able to construct and get approval for a 2020-2021 working budget.

Eastern Kentucky University has reported 88 total cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 1., according to Bryan Makinen, executive director for public safety.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear's administration unveiled a statewide initiative to supply internet access to low-income homes as Kentucky schools open with digital learning because of the coronavirus.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. announced his resignation Tuesday as head of evangelical Liberty University amid conflicting claims about a sexual relationship his wife had with a younger business partner.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame University became the latest college to move classes online due to the coronavirus, after nearly 150 students tested positive.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear's administration outlined a process Tuesday to publicly report COVID-19 cases affecting schools as the debate continues to swirl about when to resume in-person classes.

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education insisted on Friday that communication they have had with school districts around the state, including Madison County, did not include threats of retaliation if districts didn't delay the opening of in-person instruction.

Once the tough decision to succumb to the governor’s recommendation to push back in-person learning was made, the Madison County Board of Education turned their attention to a handful of other action items Thursday night.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The union for Kentucky’s teachers said Friday that the state’s public schools should not resume in-person instruction until COVID-19 positivity rates at state and county levels fall and stay below the 4% level.

Eighty percent of educators at Madison County Schools surveyed by the Madison County Education Association said they do not feel safe returning to school on Aug. 26.

A senior lecturer at Eastern Kentucky University is one of nine journalism faculty members nationwide to receive an Educator of Color Fellowship from the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

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After making the hard decision to close Berea College to in-person learning back in March — becoming the first college in the state to do so — Berea College President Lyle Roelofs said re-opening plans were just as hard to determine.

Berea Community Elementary teacher Gretchen May was recently selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader (KYMTL).

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Since it opened in 2017, Eastern Kentucky University's Scholar House has held a big year-end celebration for the pre-kindergarten students in its Head Start program.

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Students at a pair of Madison County Schools got one last chance to come back on campus last week and goodbye to their teachers.

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Eight students were celebrated in a different kind of graduation Thursday afternoon.

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As part of the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), the staff at Model Laboratory wanted to do something special for the families of their students.

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More than anything, local school leaders are most upset about how their schools won't be ending in a traditional fashion following Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation Monday that schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky announced plans Tuesday to lay off and furlough some employees in response to a projected $70 million budget shortfall in the coming year caused by the coronavirus.

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Former EKU softball player Stayce Toups has traded her glove for a mask and gown to help combat COVID-19.

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Morehead State University Theatre students have come together to present its latest production in an unconventional way after the university canceled all public performance by the School of Creative Arts.

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In recent weeks, schools across Madison County have been conducting teacher parades, where staff and facility drive around in a festive procession and visit their students in their neighborhoods -- from a safe distance.

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Eastern Kentucky University is seeking nominations for EKU alumni who are working in critical roles on the front line.

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Interim President David McFaddin announced the plan to refund 33% of housing costs and 33% of dining plan costs in an email sent to students on March 9.


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