Leaders Gather for Rural Education Summit

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments by

More than 100 rural leaders gathered at Berea College on November 20 to take part in the inaugural Berea College Rural Education Summit. The two-day event featured keynote speakers, expert panels, discussion groups and a tour of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood. The summit, sponsored by Berea College, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink and […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Visits First Rural Promise Neighborhood

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Sand Gap Elementary School in Jackson County, Kentucky, on November 1 to participate in a roundtable discussion on Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Panelists included students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff. The discussion focused on educational challenges and successes in rural America. The Berea College Promise […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit First Rural Promise Neighborhood, Nov. 1

Oct 29, 2013 1 Comment

Sand Gap, Ky.- United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Sand Gap Elementary School in Sand Gap, Kentucky on Friday, November 1, to participate in a roundtable discussion about Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative.  Invited attendees include students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff.  The discussion will share challenges and successes of implementing […]

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Berea College Receives $30 Million Promise Neighborhood Grant

Dec 19, 2011 10 Comments

President Obama announced today that Berea College in Kentucky is one of five Promise Neighborhood implementation grant recipients. This cradle-to-career initiative will fund work in Clay, Jackson and Owsley Counties in Kentucky. “Berea College has had a history of serving the Appalachian region through education of students on campus and in outreach to our community […]

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