Middle College at EKU turning 2: A look at the county schools’ fledgling program
Since its launch in May 2011, Middle College at Eastern Kentucky University has been the subject of debate for Madison County school board members and the residents they represent.
Middle College, a collaboration between Madison County Schools and EKU, allows high school juniors and seniors to receive both high school and college credits, all in a university campus setting.
Students, adults with autism explore socialization through exhibit
An art exhibit opening Tuesday will feature a collaborative effort between Eastern Kentucky University students and local young adults with autism.
“Socializing: Photos by Young Adults With and Without Autism” will on display at the Gallery on Main, according to Dr. Mary Ellen Thompson, graduate coordinator and associate professor in EKU’s Occupational Therapy Department.
New principals chosen for two county elementary schools
Two Madison County elementary schools will see a new face in the principal’s chair next school year.
EKU tuition going up 2.95 percent
Eastern Kentucky University’s board of regents Tuesday approved a 2.95 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for Kentucky residents.
Regents raise Model tuition, indicating it likely will stay open
Tuition at Model Laboratory School will rise by $500 this year and another $500 next year.
Two assistant superintendents also leaving
In addition to Superintendent Tommy Floyd’s announcement Monday that he is leaving, several other central office changes are in the works.
School superintendent leaving for state job
Madison School Superintendent Tommy Floyd is leaving his post to become chief of staff for Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Hollida
Civil rights leader to address Berea graduates Sunday
Longtime civil rights activist Peter J. O’Connor of Camden, N.J., will address 232 degree candidates during Berea College’s 141st commencement service 2 p.m. Sunday
Middle College student awarded $40K EKU academic scholarship
High school senior Bethany Breakall, 18, was afraid that college students would be able to tell she wasn’t one of them.
Model’s funding explained in light of Eastern’s cuts
While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut 10 percent from its budget, the cliche “everything is on the table” keeps getting repeated as the Strategic Budget Reallocation Task Force goes about evaluating all of the university’s programs.
One of those EKU programs is Model Laboratory School, the only remaining school of its kind in the state. EKU’s continued funding of the school has been the subject of rumors since the university announced its reallocation plan.
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