Professor emeritus: ‘There will be no turning back’ if UPike is added to state dole

Tom Schrodt, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, offers some fact-driven analysis on why the University of Pikeville should not be added to the state’s higher-education system. Schrodt takes a look back at what happened when the University of Louisville was added to the state system in the 1960s and how supporters’ proposal…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS debates age-18 proposal on ‘Ky Tonight’

Tune in to Kentucky Educational Television on Monday night as Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes makes his statewide “Kentucky Tonight” debut live at 8 p.m. (eastern). Monday’s show features a debate about whether politicians should force the commonwealth’s high-schoolers to remain in school until age 18. Innes estimates that forcing an “age 18” policy…

Board of Education virtual learning actions in line with Bluegrass Institute recommendations

In a December Board of Education meeting, actions were outlined to improve virtual learning in Kentucky. In a post on the Department of Education website, Terry Holliday points out that these recommended actions were in line with The Bluegrass Institute’s recently released Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky. It is great to see…