Eastern Kentucky can be a loser again in 2020 Census; School Districts are joining effort

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 how Eastern Kentucky stands to be a loser in the 2020 U.S. Census unless successful efforts are made […]

Kudzu Bricks, Tiny Homes, and Glow-in-the-Dark Horseshoes: Innovation in Rural Kentucky Schools

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Madeline Will a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession, recently published a story highlighting real challenges that students in rural Kentucky are tackling through grants that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Madeline also writes for the Teaching […]

The Next Curve in the Road

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Jeff Hawkins the Executive Director at KVEC was recently published on AC&E (Accessibility Compliance & Equity – Every Student, Every School, Every Day). About AC&E – We are education media professionals who are passionate about […]

Herald-Leader: Will Hazard become the nation’s hub for drone research and development?

From the Lexington Herald-Leader – Article by Bill Estep – The education partners in the project could develop a pipeline of students to work at the port. “This could be a game-changer for Southeast Kentucky,” said Paul Green, with the educational cooperative. “It’s cutting-edge and it could really lead to a lot of economic benefit for our region.”

Lane Report: MIT Health Hack-a-thon

MIT Appalachian Health Hack-a-thon announces event winners published by The Lane Report Hack-a-thon participants included students from Pikeville, Paintsville and Letcher County, who participated in the event virtually — working with their teachers, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative staff, local subject matter experts and software developers from Pivotal, a technology company based in New York. Many […]

Herald-Leader: A Different Kind of Holler

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech written by Tom Eblen published in the Lexington Herald-Leader I was especially impressed with the students and their teachers who spoke about how popular technology education is becoming in middle and high schools. TheHoller.org, an online social learning network, is enabling young […]

EDWEEK: Regional Partnerships

Regional Partnerships Emerging to Support K-12 Innovation written by Michele Molnar In rural southeast Kentucky, another group is forming around the work of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative. Ron Daley, strategic partnership lead for the cooperative, and Paul Green, Appalachian Renaissance Initiative leader, in Hazard, Ky., described their challenges, including the fact that many parents won’t […]

Kentucky Teacher: In eastern Kentucky, a technological leap forward

Published by Kentucky Teacher: A Publication of the Kentucky Department of Education By Peter Mathews peter.mathews@education.ky.gov All 99 ARI schools have received new technology to create Next Generation Classrooms, using emerging tools such as Chromebooks, MacBook Airs and InFocus MondoPads –70-inch touchscreen monitors that offer remote connectivity and videoconferencing and serve as interactive whiteboards. The […]

Miami Herald: EKY and Poverty

Published by the Miami Herald Written by: Leonard Pitts, Jr. These days, he is executive director of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, a consortium of school districts banded together to increase their purchasing power and provide teacher training, but at the time of this TV program, he was teaching high school. So he gave his students […]