Knox Promise Neighborhood will provide services to 10,347 students.
Berea, KY—Knox County and Berea College Partners for Education received some good news moving into the holiday: The U.S. Department of Education will fund the college’s application for a Promise Neighborhood initiative in Knox County beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Continue reading U.S. Dept of Education Awards Berea College New Promise Neighborhood Grant for work In Knox County →
Promise Neighborhood across the nation is working to achieve better results for children and families in their communities through the development of a continuum of solutions, also known as a cradle-to-career pipeline. These pipelines are intended to seamlessly link effective programs, services and supports to help achieve a set of 10 results by making improvements on 15 associated indicators that span the lives of young people. The U.S. Department of Education administers the Promise Neighborhood program. Continue reading Berea College Promise Neighborhood: a New Video →
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. Continue reading Gentry Appears on KET’s ‘Education Matters,’ Nov. 18 →
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Sand Gap Elementary School in Jackson County, Kentucky, on November 1 to participate in a roundtable discussion on Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Panelists included students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff. The discussion focused on educational challenges and successes in rural America. Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Education Visits First Rural Promise Neighborhood →
Sand Gap, Ky.– United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Sand Gap Elementary School in Sand Gap, Kentucky on Friday, November 1, to participate in a roundtable discussion about Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit First Rural Promise Neighborhood, Nov. 1 →
Dreama Gentry, director of Berea College’s Office of Externally Funded Programs, has been appointed to College For Every Student’s (CFES) board of directors. Continue reading Gentry Appointed to CFES Board of Directors →