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#MeToo raises the question: What now?

  By Elizabeth Starr Last month, social media feeds around the country were filled with the #MeToo hashtag – as millions of men and women told stories of how they had survived sexual abuse, harassment or domestic violence. It was a sobering reminder of how common these traumas are. I was fortunate, during that same

A cyclical problem

Addiction is driving people out of the workforce, undermining improvements to Kentucky’s business environment and threatening opportunities for economic growth. By Dave Adkisson Among the many health challenges facing America, none has hit Kentucky harder than opioid addiction. The impact of the opioid crisis on Kentuckians’ health is staggering. Less obvious, however, is the toll

News in Brief: Education Round Up

Spencerian College instructor recognized Spencerian College’s director of Surgical Technology, Sarah Patsfield, was recognized as the 2017 Instructor of the Year at the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools’ Annual Meeting. The award is conferred to an instructor whose techniques and innovations best respond to the needs of students in vocational training while using

The value of career education

  By Candace Bensel  Attendance at career colleges and schools or proprietary schools makes up approximately ten percent of the higher education population at any given time. These schools are generally considerably smaller, sometimes with an entire campus population smaller than a freshman seminar class at a traditional, liberal arts institution. The average student age

Cabinet reaches agreement with Bluegrass.org to manage Hazelwood ICF

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has reached an agreement with Bluegrass.org – a Kentucky-based, non-profit organization – to assume management of Hazelwood, a state-owned Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agreement includes Hazewood ICF, the Hazelwood specialty clinic, and three community homes. “Hazelwood plays an invaluable

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