Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.
More than one in four Kentucky students live in poverty. 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.
Join host Bill Goodman, special co-host Renee Shaw, and their guests for "Meeting the Challenges of Poverty." See the complete on-air schedule.
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Topic: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty
The next Education Matters, a call-in about college financial aid, will air in January.
Thanks to Ron Crouch; Bruce Lesley; and the staff and students at May Valley Elementary, Fern Creek High, and the Neighborhood House for allowing KET to record at their facilities.
Current and past shows and special "Afterword" video segments are available on our Archived Videos page.