KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

Faced with the need to cut nearly $1 million from its budget, Kentucky Educational Television is eliminating its online campus offerings, long known as “distance learning.” The online campus program has given middle and high school students around the state the ability to take courses not offered in their home schools. In order to give students now enrolled the ability to finish their courses, the program will end June 30, said KET spokesman Todd Piccirilli. Courses offered included hard-to-get offerings such as German, Latin and physics. Enrollment in the program this academic…

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KET names Distance Learning program manager

KET names Distance Learning program manager

Beth Gaunce has been named Distance Learning program manager at KET. KET’s Distance Learning program, which has provided students with access to engaging, standards-based learning since 1989, offers opportunities for students to take classes in subjects that may not otherwise be available in their schools, including courses in Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin, Physics, Economics and Arts & Humanities. Gaunce is the former director of instructional policy and teacher personnel at Middlebury Interactive Languages, a national leader in online foreign language instruction for K-12 students. Gaunce taught Spanish at Lexington’s Sayre…

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