Gentry Appears on KET’s ‘Education Matters,’ Nov. 18


Dreama Gentry, director of Berea College’s Partners for Education program (which includes GEAR-UP and Promise Neighborhoods) will appear on Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET) series “Education Matters,” Monday, November 18 at 9 p.m. Hosted by Bill Goodman and special co-host Renee Shaw, this special edition of “Education Matters, “part of a continuing KET series, explores this important issue and examines what Kentucky schools and communities in high-poverty areas have done to help all students reach their academic potential. The program includes an interview clip with Ron Crouch, director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and with Bruce Lesley, president of the national child advocacy group First Focus; and video visits to May Valley Elementary in Floyd County, Fern Creek High School in Jefferson County and the Neighborhood House in Louisville.

This episode can also be seen at the following times:

  • KETKY: Tuesday, November 19 at midnight EST
  • KETKY: Tuesday, November 19 at 7 a.m. EST
  • KETKY: Tuesday, November 19 at 6 p.m EST
  • KET: Wednesday, November 20 at 2 a.m. EST
  • KETKY: Wednesday, November 20 at 5 a.m. EST
  • KETKY: Tuesday, November 26 at 10 p.m. EST
  • KETKY: Wednesday, November 27 at 2 p.m. EST
Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: GEAR UP, Partners for Education, Promise Neighborhood

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.