Happy STEM New Year!

Resolutions.  It’s a great time for them.  Even though they get a bad rap since they are seldom followed through, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect on past successes and failures and to begin plotting new ideas to build on the successes and make the failures worthy sacrifices.  One success […]

FIRST LEGO League Competition

 On Saturday, December 9th, robotics teams from throughout eastern Kentucky will gather at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard to compete in the Challenger Learning Center’s FIRST LEGO League Regional Robotics tournament.   Seventeen teams (nearly 150 students) from across the region have been practicing for weeks now to see who can design, build, and […]

Our School Our Story

Three, two, one, action! Hello everyone, my name is Rebekah Gooslin and for the past five years, this has been my role at Phelps Elementary. Since the first day I was interviewed, our principal asked if I would bring the Arts back into our school. I thought, “How amazing is this? I get to go […]

The Monk Media Podcast with Willa Johnson

The Monk Media Podcast welcomes Willa Johnson as our guest for October. Willa is the Project Director of All Access EKY at Appalshop. She also is the co-director of Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute. Her work in film has been showcased at such prestigious events as the  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. […]

FireCast Series Premiere – Belfry High School

Forging Innovation in Rural Education Today’s classroom might feel a little different than you remember, even if you’ve only been out of school for a short time. Teachers are often at the forefront of finding new ways to engage their students by integrating new technology into their curriculum. KVEC’s FireCast TV is a new half-hour […]

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Tales of the Cumberlands

Devils, Giants, Feudists, & Physicians Spellbinding stories from Appalachian history will swirl through the mists of Breaks Interstate Park at a storytelling convention to be held Sept. 21-24. The third gathering of “Tales of the Cumberlands: Devils, Giants, Feudists and Physicians” will focus on tales from the Virginia-Kentucky border region from frontier days to the […]

Harlan County High School Student Named to National Honor Choir

Emma Pinkley, a senior member and president of the Harlan County High School choir, has recently been named to the National Honor Choir. For the link to the story in the Harlan Daily Enterprise, click below: HCHS student named to National Honor Choir

Kentucky Forward Publishes Article by KVEC Staff Member

As school enrollment in the KVEC region continues to decrease, so does the needed funding to provide adequate resources for student achievement.  Ron Daley, Strategic Partnership Lead, has addressed these issues in an article posted by Kentucky Forward, Kentucky’s online newspaper: http://www.kyforward.com/ron-daley-enrollment-funding-losses-threaten-continued-rural-school-achievement-and-progress/