Mission Statement

The Northern Kentucky Education Council is the backbone organization for alignment of education initiatives in Northern Kentucky. The Council serves as a catalyst for collaboration, change and progress to attain regional education goals in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and  Pendleton Counties.

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Fall Council Meeting

August 2019 - The Northern Kentucky Education Council's Fall Meeting is set for October 15, 2019 from 9 am - 11 am at Thomas More University. 

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One to One Trainings Scheduled

August 2019 - One to One is currently seeking community members to volunteer as reading coaches for the 2019-2020 academic year to work with first, second or third grade sudents that are struggling with reading skills.

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Career Readiness Report Released

June, 2019 - The Northern Kentucky Education Council, in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, recently released the Career Readiness Repot: Essential Skills Research and Results. This report provides significant insight into employers' expectations of high school graduates' preparedness for the workforce. 

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Polly Lusk Page Announces Retirement

June 14, 2019 - After 46 years in education and 10 years of service as Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council, Polly Lusk Page will be retiring at the end of June. She has been instrumental in creating opportunities for education, business and community leaders to collaboratively align and create impactful programs that change the odds for children and youth in Northern Kentucky.  

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Education First: Breaking down the Big Picture of Education — taking a look at Early Childhood

May 28, 2019 - One of the best investments we can make for our future is to invest in our children. “Quality early learning and development programs for children can foster valuable skills, strengthen our workforce, grow our economy and reduce social spending,” states James J. Heckman, a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and an expert in economics and human development.

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GROW NKY is new strategic collaborative aimed at strengthening region’s competitive workforce

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) announced on Monday a new strategic initiative committed to strengthening the region’s workforce.  Rhonda Whitaker, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, cuts the ribbon for the new GROW NKY space at the offices of the Chamber and Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, surrounded by some of the contributors to the initiative (photos by Mark Hansel). Click photos to enlarge. The initiative – Growing Regional Outcomes through Workforce (GROW) for Northern Kentucky – is a comprehensive, holistic workforce development/talent strategy focused on leveraging the community’s full complement of assets to grow, attract, and retain a globally competitive workforce. GROW NKY will be led by the NKY Chamber in conjunction with key workforce partners including Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, Northern Kentucky Education Council, Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, Brighton Center and Children, Inc./NaviGo.

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