The Illinois Department of Employment Security will send emails to 800,000 business leaders and workers to highlight state services. Agency Director Jay Rowell said Wednesday the emails will offer help to companies in hiring, setting wages and building business plans. He says the effort will help get people back to work.
The National Institutes of Health says hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the United States, behind arthritis and heart disease. Fully 16 percent of our region’s population deals with hearing loss. Kate Lochte speaks with the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginia Moore and a Commission staff advisor who is deaf, Anita Dowd. Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Executive Director Virginia Moore says that her goals include improvements for deaf inmates in the correctional system and equal access to education
Several regional universities have made the list as a “2013 Military Friendly School.” The magazine G. I. Jobs puts Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Austin Peay State University among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to help veterans get an education.
A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation. The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort. Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification. The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.
Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning. Paducah Independent Schools superintendent Randy Greene says that’s exactly the kind of funding his district needs.