Wolfe County School District Has Economic Importance to County and Region

In addition to providing quality education preparing students for the workforce, the Wolfe County School District is a major economic driver in the community.  The school district directly contributes to the educational attainment and future earnings of its youth. The district is the largest employer in the county with 250 full-time employees and another 25 […]

“Hillbilly Strong” not a “Hillbilly Elegy”

J. D. Vance’s 2016 book “Hillbilly Elegy” about his family’s life in Breathitt County does not reflect the people I have been neighbors with for the past 44 years.  Even though this Yale Law graduate spent his life in Middleton, Ohio with some visits to his family’s hometown in the mountains, his microscopic description of […]

UK Singletary Scholar Taylor Williams is Hopeful to Live in Tiny House Near Campus

Two years ago, 17-year-old Taylor Williams of Hazard, Kentucky had a tough decision.  Should she accept admission and scholarships to Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, or accept the Singletary Scholarship and attend the University of Kentucky? Now as a 19-year-old pharmacy student at the University of Kentucky Taylor is deciding on how to downsize her belongings and […]

The Building It Forward Tiny House Project 2018-2019

This year’s Building It Forward Tiny House online Auction successfully concluded on July 16th. More than 9,000 folks from forty-six states visited the online auction All six student-designed and constructed Tiny Houses sold for more than the base grant provided to the schools by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative. Proceeds from the auction will roll […]

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What Comes Next?

The Tiny house auction is over but that doesn’t mean the Building it Forward project is. The initiative is meant to be sustainable which it is succeeding at thanks to those who participated in the auctions and/or shared the work going on here in Eastern Kentucky. The application due date is August 10 so if […]

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Johnson County Middle School JuulBreakers display courage as they challenge e-cigarette epidemic

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Ron Daley a strategic partner lead for KVEC recently published on Kyforward (Kentucky’s Online Newspaper). A story highlighting Johnson County middle school students that challenged their peers, schools, parents and the Kentucky General Assembly to tackle […]

KVEC Hosts Third National Summit on Micro-Credentials

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Ron Daley a strategic partner lead for KVEC recently published on Kyforward (Kentucky’s Online Newspaper). A story highlighting educators from 25 states across the nation representing classroom instructors to state and national organizations at the third […]

K-8 Kentucky Social Studies Standards Workshop

Kentucky Valley Educational CooperativeK-8 Reading and Writing Kentucky Academic Standards Workshop: Understanding the Revised StandardsJenny Wiley State Park LodgeJuly 31, 20199:00 am – 3:00 pm Cost per participant: $35.00 (Credit Card or PO)Space limited to the first 50 participants registeredPLEASE NOTE: Cancellations must be made to Kim Sergent Kimberly.sergent@letcher.kyschools.us at least 7 days prior to the event in order […]