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Jane Schoenfeld Shropshire

Throughout the summer, as we've been learning to adjust to rising gas costs and inflation, we've been reading about budget cuts affecting education. KET, which for 30 years has utilized its "TV as teaching tool" philosophy to offer college... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

School's out and it's time for summer jobs and summer fun. In between swim parties and hanging out with friends, students are mowing lawns and scooping ice cream, getting a taste of work responsibilities. Isn't that enough, you wonder?... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

You've heard the adage, "Time is money." You've read about the sleeping giants, China and India, awakening and exerting power throughout the world. If you've ever wondered what's behind that power, how high the level of industriousness... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

I'm concerned. I sense an increasing divide between high school students loading up on honors and Advanced Placement classes and those with little interest in coursework beyond the minimum required for graduation. This phenomenon is... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

"An All Points Bulletin (APB) has been issued for individuals meeting the following description: enjoyed brain-teasers as kids; skilled at communication and problem-solving; maintains a healthy sense of skepticism, rather than being... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Stu Silberman, superintendent of Fayette County Schools, stood at the front of the classroom at Eastside Technical Center and intoned hopefully, "Good morning." Just as you'd expect of a receptive class, he soon heard a "Good morning!"... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"I've received several calls this summer from people in search of GED preparation and testing; perhaps you know of some people too, whether young adults or older, who never earned a high school diploma but would like to work toward a... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Do you know a Kentucky high school student who could use an incentive to stay on the college-prep track? How about this: he or she may receive a Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) by exceeding a minimum threshold for... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

When building a house, reductions in cost can be achieved by opting for less expensive trims and fewer extras. If the cost reductions result in shoddier foundation work, however, the house is sure to deteriorate quickly. So it is with... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:39 PM Business