Attracting Quality Instructors: Exit interview with Billy Harper: Part 4

The Bluegrass Institute recently sat down to talk about public education in Kentucky with Billy Harper, who recently completed a four-year term on the Kentucky Board of Education In this fourth segment, he talks about how better utilizing Kentucky’s alternative certification process for attracting quality instructors could help address the lack of science and math teachers. He also…

Exit Interview with Billy Harper: Part One

The Bluegrass Institute recently sat down to talk about public education in Kentucky with Billy Harper, who is president of Harper Industries, a Paducah-based construction company. Harper has a long record of involvement in education in the Bluegrass State. He recently completed a four-year term on the Kentucky Board of Education, which develops policy and…

BIPPS education analyst Richard Innes to appear on Kentucky Tonight show

The Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst Richard Innes will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” show on Monday, January 28, 2013 to discuss proposed legislation to raise the minimum high school dropout age in Kentucky to 18. Show host Bill Goodman’s other guests are scheduled to include: State Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, chair of the…