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Education

  • United Way hosts first Community Conversation

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is taking a look at local education with the help of community members.

    The United Way hosted its first Community Conversation on Tuesday evening at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. The roundtable discussion acted as a follow-up to the March 27 viewing of “American Teacher,” a documentary about the state of education that was screened at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center.

  • Communion class collects shoes for Haitian parish

     Students preparing to take a step in their spiritual lives are helping another community take its own steps.

    Second-graders at St. James Catholic Regional School hosted a drive for shoes to send to St. Marc’s Parish, their sister parish in Haiti. The school collected almost 600 pairs of shoes that were boxed Tuesday morning in Batcheldor Hall on the school’s campus.

  • ECTC to host transfer fair

    The path to a degree can be long, winding and confusing, but area students looking for the way can find directions next week.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosts a college transfer fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 in the atrium of the Regional Postsecondary Center at the school. The fair is open to the public and is one of many organized this spring by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The fairs are sponsored by the Kentucky Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers.

  • Federal money brings new technology to schools

    School districts in the county are using federal money to implement a new program that provides resources and support to teachers in regards to classroom instruction.

    Local districts are receiving federal Race to the Top money in the upcoming months and are using it to implement Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System, which is a database teachers can use to look up curriculum standards, plan lessons and create assessments.

  • Foreign exchange students live and learn in Hardin County

    For foreign exchange students, high school classes aren’t the only learning opportunities available this year. For them, just living in Hardin County is an education.

    Students from around the world have spent the school year in Hardin County to experience the United States firsthand and study in its education system. Most of the students, primarily from Europe and Asia, wanted the opportunity to sharpen their English skills and develop an understanding of American culture.

  • Film begins discussion on troubles in teaching

    Tuesday’s public viewing of an education-themed documentary is just the start of community-wide discussion of the field.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky and several other organizations hosted a viewing of the documentary “American Teacher,” and they hope to continue conversations on issues tackled in the film at an event next week.

  • Teaching gives meaning to life for ExCEL winner

    During ceremonies for winners of the ExCEL award, given for excellence in education, it’s customary in Hardin County that local recipients are honored by having the day of the ceremony named after them by Hardin Fiscal Court. Mark Roberts, the newest winner in Hardin County Schools, didn’t want to let his own special day go unnoticed.

    “First of all,” Roberts began his acceptance speech, “I’d like to wish everyone a happy Mark Roberts Day,” he joked.

  • Students performing Passion story today

    Before students at St. James Catholic Regional School celebrate Easter, they will recognize the events that preceded the joyful holiday.

    Eighth-graders at St. James will perform the story of the Passion, which follows the days leading up to and the act of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, today at 9 a.m. for the school and 7 p.m. for the community at St. James Catholic Church.

  • SJS places 12th in state academic team competition

    Middle school students at St. James finished the academic competition season in the top 15 in the state.

    St. James Catholic Regional School placed 12th overall in the state Governor’s Cup academic competition earlier this month. The quick recall team made it to the quarterfinals of the competition, while eighth-grader Jacob Dvorjak placed fifth in the state in the social studies written assessment competition.

  • LTES students take virtual trip to Smithsonian

    Lincoln Trail Elementary School students took a look Thursday at what the Smithsonian Institute has to offer on the history of the United States’ space program, all without leaving the school’s media center.

    Gifted and Talented program fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School took part Thursday in a video-conference lecture with docents at the Smithsonian Institute discussing the history of NASA and spaceflight.