The following is a collection of my education related stories. While in college, I found that reporting on education was a passion of mine and began seeking those stories.


Kentucky lacks college degrees, ranks low in adult education

wku re(a)D | May 13, 2016

The clock ticked to 3 p.m. on a cool Saturday afternoon. Bradley Moore's room door in his grandparents' basement remained shut, a sign that he was still sleeping despite the late hour. It isn't closer to dinner time that he emerges, saying little between bites until he retreats back to his room where he'll spend the rest of the evening playing video games. 

Bradley, 19, recently graduated from East Carter County High School in Carter County, Kentucky and has since decided to not pursue college.

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Program seeks to keep students college-bound

Photo: Courier-Journal

Photo: Courier-Journal

Louisville Courier-journal | July 9, 2015

After years of long hours at a factory job, high school dropout Miriam Eleazar realized that going back to school was the only way to make her life better.

She completed her GED and now, as a 26-year-old freshman at Jefferson Community and Technical College, she is making sure other students don't slip through the cracks on their way to college.

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New regent has long history on the Hill

WKU HERALD | November 3, 2014

Wooden shelves, their contents mostly packed into the cardboard boxes in front of them, line one of the walls in Barbara Burch’s office, located at the former FaCET house on Chestnut Street. 

Burch herself, wrapped in a dark colored shawl, is shuffling papers around and trying to navigate through the growing sea of boxes surrounding her desk and round wooden table adjacent to the ceiling-high shelves.

“I’m moving to Gary Ransdell Hall, room 110,” Burch said. 

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WKU, state policies questioned after regent election

WKU herald | october 22, 2014

The WKU Board of Regents will see a familiar face in the regent’s room at its meeting on Oct. 31. 

Barbara Burch will fill the seat left by former Faculty Regent Patti Minter at the end of this month. Minter is stepping down after serving seven years on the Board.

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Lincoln, McGary alumni, community press case for academically troubled schools

Evansville Courier & Press | July 18, 2014

For the students who attend Lincoln Elementary and McGary Middle schools, for their parents and teachers who work at them, those schools provide a sense of community, of passion and pride. The scores that students at the schools achieve on state-mandated tests matter to their alumni, staff and community, but for them the schools are about more than academics.

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