Inside Higher Ed Publishes Op-ed by UK’s Thelin

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By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2015) — John Thelin, professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the University of Kentucky College of Education, authored an opinion piece on perpetual endowments published Nov. 5 in Inside Higher Ed.   In the piece, headlined “Forever Is a Long, Long Time,” Thelin … Read More

In the News: Fayette County elementary school students getting more activity breaks as part of UK research project

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From the Herald-Leader: It’s 1:45 p.m. in teacher Amber McClellan’s class at Garden Springs Elementary School, less than an hour before dismissal. It’s that time of the afternoon, said third-grader Avery Pitts, when “my brain needs a break from working.” With University of Kentucky researchers in the classroom taking notes … Read More

$2 Million Grant Initiative to Catalyze New Roles, Strategies for Assessment

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Assessment for Learning Project seeks to kindle practice-level innovation capable of informing and shaping system-level change Washington, D.C., October 23, 2015—The University of Kentucky College of Education-based Center for Innovation in Education (CIE), in partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), today announced a Request for Learning (RFL) for the … Read More

Building a Vibrant Future

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By Beth Goins Chris Black has a philosophy about buildings. “They’re the bones of a community and all the other things are attached,” he said, speaking from his office at Ray Black & Son, named for his grandfather and father. The practical, simple beige building in Paducah, Kentucky, belies the … Read More

The Road Less Traveled

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By Amanda Nelson It was a Tuesday and the ground was damp from a rain the night before. A little boy and his grandmother awoke early and began a journey from their small village in West Africa. He was on his way to kindergarten. The boy had started at another … Read More

Rising Star

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  Dajuan Rudolph shines. With a brilliant smile and poise despite wielding an apparently heavy backpack, she warmly shakes my hand as we meet in person for the first time on the steps of the Taylor Education Building. I’m there to take her photo, catching up with her in a … Read More

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