Posts Tagged ‘GED’

Education Matters

Serving Kentucky’s Adult Learners

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Over 785,000 Kentucky adults have never received a high-school diploma, putting them at higher risk for unemployment and poverty. Education Matters “Serving Kentucky’s Adult Learners” explores how Kentucky Adult Education is helping these men and women overcome learning obstacles, earn GED credentials, and move on to higher education and the workplace.

Join Education Matters host Bill Goodman and guests as they discuss the issues.

Special guests:
* Cris Crowley, director, Madisonville Community College Adult Education Program
* Dr. Cheryl King, president, Kentucky Wesleyan College
* James Meyer, student, University of Louisville
* Reecie Stagnolia, vice president, Kentucky Adult Education

The program airs tonight on KET at 9/8 p.m. CT and on KETKY on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 9/8 a.m. CT.

Do you have a question or issue you’d like to hear discussed? Please e-mail it to educationmatters@ket.org for consideration.

Vote likely tomorrow

Bill could eliminate all federal support of public media

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Multiple U.S. bills currently under consideration would eliminate all federal support of public broadcasting. The U.S. House of Representatives is likely going to take a critical vote on these issues tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

UPDATE: Early Saturday morning, the House passed a spending plan which, among other cuts, eliminates funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The plan now moves on to the Senate.

Federal funding provides nearly $2.9 million, or 14 percent of KET’s budget.

This funding helps KET to provide instructional resources for the classroom, GED instruction for adults, educational and commercial-free children’s programming, documentaries that open up new worlds to you, and trusted news programs that keep you informed. This funding also enables us to bring you to the worlds of music, theater, dance, and art.

Some think there is no longer a need for federal support for public broadcasting. Representative Ben Chandler demonstrated his conviction that public broadcasting is one of the worthiest places to invest federal dollars when he spoke on the House floor on Monday evening.

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More important, though, is what you think. We hope you will call your Members of Congress and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed elimination of funding. Because the future of KET and public broadcasting is at stake, it is important that your elected representatives hear directly from you about whether or not funding for public broadcasting should be continued.

You can also visit 170millionamericans.org to sign up and receive updates.

Congress could take action on these cuts tomorrow, so please act now.

Funding threatened

Vote would eliminate federal support of public media

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Dear friends,

Congress will take a critical vote in the next few days to eliminate all federal support for local public television.

Federal funding provides nearly $2.9 million, or 14 percent of KET’s budget. That’s only $0.76 per Kentuckian.

This funding helps KET to provide instructional resources for the classroom, GED instruction for adults, educational and commercial-free children’s programming, documentaries that open up new worlds to you, and trusted news programs that keep you informed. We also take you to the worlds of music, theater, dance, and art.

Some say that there is no longer a need for federal support for public broadcasting. Others believe it’s one of the worthiest places to invest federal dollars. More importantly, though, is what you think.

We hope you will call your Members of Congress and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed elimination of funding.

Congress could take action on these cuts in the next few days, so please act now.

You can also visit 170millionamericans.org to sign up and receive updates.

Because the future of KET and public broadcasting is at stake, it is important that your elected representatives hear directly from you about whether or not funding for public broadcasting should be continued.

Thank you,
Shae Hopkins
KET Executive Director

Kentucky Congressional Delegation

Senators
Senator Mitch McConnell
361A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-1702
Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499
Web/Email: http://mcconnell.senate.gov
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601 W. Broadway, Room 630
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-6304
Fax: 502-582-5326

Senator Rand Paul
SRC5 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-1703
Phone: (202) 224-4343
Fax: (202) 228-1373
Web/Email: http://paul.senate.gov
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1019 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-782-8303
Fax: 270-782-8315

Representatives
Representative Ben Chandler
1504 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1706
Phone: (202) 225-4706
Fax: (202) 225-2122
Web/E-mail: http://chandler.house.gov
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1010 Monarch Street, Suite 310
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-219-1366
Fax: 859-219-3437

Representative Geoff Davis
1119 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1704
Phone: (202) 225-3465
Fax: (202) 225-0003
Web/E-mail: geoffdavis.house.gov
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300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 101
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: 859-426-0080
Fax: 859-426-0061

Representative Brett Guthrie
308 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1702
Phone: (202) 225-3501
Fax: (202) 226-2019
E-mail: guthrie.house.gov
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1001 Center Street,Suite 300
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-842-9896
Fax: 270-842-9081

Representative Harold Rogers
2406 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1705
Phone: (202) 225-4601
Fax: (202) 225-0940
E-mail: halrogers.house.gov
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551 Clifty Street
Somerset, KY 42503
Phone: 800-632-8588 or 606-679-8346
Fax: 606-678-4856

Representative Edward Whitfield
2368 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1701
Phone: (202) 225-3115
Fax: (202) 225-3547
E-mail: whitfield.house.gov
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222 First Street, Suite 224
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: 270-826-4180
Fax: 270-826-6783

Representative John Yarmuth
435 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1703
Phone: (202) 225-5401
Fax: (202) 225-5776
E-mail: yarmuth.house.gov
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7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258
Phone: 502-933-5863
Fax: 502-935-6934

For additional members of Congress, call (202) 224-3121. (more…)


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