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8:30 am Think College Now!

We invite high school students to a day of programming that will include speakers, campus tours, financial aid information, workshops, college fair and complimentary lunch. RSVP required by March 24 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

For more information, go here.

Location
UofL Stickler Hall, 2010 S Avery Court Walk

10:00 am ACT Practice Test

Take a FREE full length ACT practice test for students who wish to gain experience taking the ACT. Please bring two #2 pencils, a photo ID, and a calculator. Please call Rebecca Gazarik at Bon Air to register. Limit of 30. Grades 7th – 12th

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place

1:30 pm ACT Basics

An introduction to the ACT including what will be covered on the test, strategies for studying, and how to approach test day. Please call 502-267-5713 to register. Grades 7 – 12

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Jeffersontown Branch, 10635 Waterson Trail

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5:00 pm ACT Basics

An introduction to the ACT including what will be covered on the test, strategies for studying, and how to approach test day. Please call 502-574-1722 to register. Grades 7 – 12

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Shawnee Branch, 3912 W. Broadway

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8:00 am Dialogue On Diversity Conference

The 6th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Conference, will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Bellarmine University. The primary objective of the conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, media, health, politics, community engagement, and religion. This year’s theme is change. For more information, go here:
http://www.bellarmine.edu/diversity/diversityconference/

10:00 am TEDx UofL Session 1: GROWTH through Cultural Competency

Explores how an individual or community can grow through increasing their ability to manage cross-cultural situations effectively. Learning to live and work among those that are different from us creates the type of space that fosters not only diverse people, but also diverse ideas. Go here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedx-uofl-session-1-growth-through-cultural-competency-tickets-32575326679

Location
Red Barn, 2011 South Brook Street

12:00 pm TEDx UofL Session 2: GROWTH through Community

Showcases different stakeholders that improve our community. Examples include groups supporting local youth, refugees, sustainability initiatives, neighborhood growth, the homeless population, education opportunities, or community events. Explores community through the lens of individuals passionate about Louisville and the work they are doing to promote growth. Go here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedx-uofl-session-2-growth-through-community-tickets-32575355766

Location
Red Barn, 2011 South Brook Street

2:00 pm TEDx UofL Session 3: GROWTH through Creation

Whether a non-profit initiative, an art show, or a new business model, Louisville is buzzing with creation and innovation that deserves to be shared. Explores how innovation can promote growth that inspires and positively impacts an entire city. Go here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedx-uofl-session-3-growth-through-creation-tickets-32575375826

Location
Red Barn, 2011 South Brook Street

1:00 pm College & Career Fair

Learn about the college admission process, financial aid, entrepreneurship, and more!
Call (502) 574-1720 for more information.

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Iroquois Branch, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave.

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6:00 pm Financial Aid Assistance for College Bound Students

Plan your education now. Come learn information about the college access and financial aid process. For ages 13-18.

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Newburg Branch, 4800 Exeter Avenue

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10:00 am ACT Basics

An introduction to the ACT including what will be covered on the test, strategies for studying, and how to approach test day. Call 574-1724 to register. Grades 7 – 12

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - Main Branch, 301 York St

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5:30 pm Redlining Community Dialogue

Please join the Office of Redevelopment Strategies in community dialogue about “Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class and Real Estate,” an interactive map, created by Joshua Poe, that displays past and present data showing the consequences of redlining, which began in Louisville in the late 1930’s.

This meeting will be led by the Center for Health Equity and YoithBuild Louisville. We encourage all to attend and to bring your experiences, thoughts and ideas.

For more information, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/redevelopment-strategies/redlining-community-dialogue

Location
YouthBuild Louisville, 800 S Preston St

12:30 pm NACAC College Signing Day Q&A

Join a national effort to support and celebrate your students’ path to higher education.

On Thursday, April 27, NACAC will host a Q&A session on Facebook Live focused on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, the Better Make Room initiative (#BetterMakeRoom), and College Signing Day (#CollegeSigningDay). They will be broadcasting from NACAC headquarters and we’ll be joined by Eric Waldo, of Civic Nation, who will answer your questions.

Have questions for Civic Nation and Waldo? Submit them now —they may be answered during the event! You may also ask live questions during the chat.

You’ll be able to watch the Q&A on Facebook Live here:

https://www.facebook.com/NACACnet.org/

Location
Facebook Live

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10:30 am ACT Basics

An introduction to the ACT including what will be covered on the test, strategies for studying, and how to approach test day. Call 574-1772 to register. Grades 7 – 12

Location
Louisville Free Public Library - St. Matthews Branch, 3940 Grandview Avenue

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Below is a list of resources to find education news in Louisville.

News and Trends in Education

Local

Jefferson County Public Schools News

The Courier Journal Education News.  http://www.courier-journal.com/section/NEWS0105/Education

Bellarmine University News.  http://www.bellarmine.edu/news/portal/

Jefferson Community and Technical College News.  http://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu/en/News_and_Events.aspx

Simmons College of Kentucky. No news outlet.  Check with Simmons.

Spalding University News.  http://spalding.edu/

Sullivan University.  No news outlet.  Check with Sullivan, Spencerian, etc.

The University of Louisville.  U of L Today.  http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/

 

State

Kentucky Department of Education Current Press Releases and Advisories.  http://www.kde.state.ky.us/KDE/HomePageRepository/News+Room/Current+Press+Releases+and+Advisories/

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education news and Current Press Releases.  http://cpe.ky.gov/news/mediaroom/releases/

 

National

The Chronicle of Higher Education News. http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Almanac of Higher Education. The Chronicle‘s Almanac issue, our annual compendium of college and university data, offers an in-depth look at the state of higher education. http://chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/536/

The New York Times Education Page. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/education/index.html

Inside Higher Ed.  News and Quick Takes.  http://www.insidehighered.com/news

U.S. Department of Education News. http://www.ed.gov/news

 

Trends and Emerging Issues

Association of American Colleges and Universities.  News and trending topics. http://www.aacu.org/press_room/inthenews.cfm

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Postsecondary Education.  http://www.gatesfoundation.org/postsecondaryeducation/Pages/default.aspx

The Center for 21st Century Universities.  Emerging issues in higher education.  http://c21u.gatech.edu/trending-topics

The College Board Advocacy and Policy Board.  Trends in Higher Education. http://trends.collegeboard.org/

Education Insights.  Trends to Watch in 2012. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoftuseducation/archive/2012/01/18/education-trends-to-watch-in-2012.aspx

Forbes.  5 Big Trends for Education 2012-13. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2011/11/21/5-big-trends-for-education-in-2012-13/

The Lumina Foundation.  http://www.luminafoundation.org/

Open Education news.  Monitoring news related to open education around the globe.  http://openeducationnews.org/

 

Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Community Colleges News. http://chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/

American Association of Community Colleges News. http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/News/Pages/default.aspx

American Association of Community Colleges Hot Issues.  http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/HotIssues/Pages/default.aspx

 

Adult Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education News. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/news/index.html

 

Interactive

Graphical Interaction with Trends in Higher Education. http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1109/trends-in-higher-education/flash.html

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adults With College Degrees in the United States by County, Interactive graphics. http://chronicle.com/article/Adults-With-College-Degrees-in/125995/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Education Technology News. http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Global News. http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Facts and Figures. Interactive.  http://chronicle.com/section/Facts-Figures/58/