Hardin County Schools http://wkyufm.org en Corporate Gift Brings Specialized STEM Curriculum to Third Hardin County High School http://wkyufm.org/post/corporate-gift-brings-specialized-stem-curriculum-third-hardin-county-high-school <p></p><p>A financial gift from a corporation will allow a Hardin County high school to offer a curriculum designed to help students excel in the STEM fields.</p><p>Dow Corning Corporation announced Monday that it’s donating $25,000 to implement the Project Lead The Way program at John Hardin High School. <a href="https://www.pltw.org/about-pltw" target="_blank">Project Lead the Way</a> is a non-profit effort that designs programs related to science, technology, engineering, and math that are used in over 5,000 schools in the country.</p><p>Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright says Project Lead the Way will open doors for students who excel in the program.</p><p>“North Hardin, John Hardin, and Central Hardin engineering students will now get the prerequisites that they need at their home high schools that will allow them to go to our new Hardin County Schools’ <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/one-kind-education-center-hardin-county-offer-new-pathways-students" target="_blank">Early College and Career Center</a> that opens in August.” Mon, 05 May 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 47584 at http://wkyufm.org Corporate Gift Brings Specialized STEM Curriculum to Third Hardin County High School Aggressive Construction Deadline Set for Early College and Career Center in Hardin County http://wkyufm.org/post/aggressive-construction-deadline-set-early-college-and-career-center-hardin-county <p>Ground will be broken Wednesday morning at the future site of the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center. The effort is a collaboration between the school system and WKU, and will allow high school students in the Hardin County system to take classes during the academic year that will transform into college credit from WKU, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, or Sullivan University.</p><p>Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston says the Early College and Career Center is facing a strict construction deadline.</p><p>"I can sum it up in the one word: aggressive. Typically, we look at construction projects of this magnitude taking about 18 months. We want this project to be completed by August of 2014," Johnston told WKU Public Radio.</p><p>The Early College and Career Center will offer Hardin County students classes in fields such as engineering, manufacturing, automotive technology, media arts and communication, and culinary arts and hospitality services. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:33:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 34095 at http://wkyufm.org Defense Department Grant to Help Hardin County Schools Combat Dropout Rate http://wkyufm.org/post/defense-department-grant-help-hardin-county-schools-combat-dropout-rate <p>Hardin County Schools will use a $1 million&nbsp; grant from the Defense Department to bolster dropout prevention efforts. The grant announced Thursday in Elizabethtown will pay for counseling programs for at-risk students, extended school services, and random drug testing at the district’s alternative school for troubled students. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:21:14 +0000 Kevin Willis 19507 at http://wkyufm.org