Friday, October 17, 2014

The Economics of Education in Kentucky

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted an invitation from the Kentucky Economics Association to participate in a discussion of  economic issues impacting education in Kentucky. I suspect I'll be the slightly disoriented practitioner among a flock of data hawks. But I look forward to the discussion.  

Shout out to Dr. Gail Hoyt for organizing the panel, and for the invitation.

2014 Kentucky Economics Association

Annual Conference

Friday, October 24, 2014
Capital Plaza Hotel
Frankfort, Ky

10:30 – 11:45 AM
Banquet Room:  The Economics of Education in Kentucky and Beyond – A Panel Discussion

Panelists:      Dr. Richard E. Day, Eastern Kentucky University
                        Dr. David Brasington, University of Cincinnati
                        Dr. Gena Toma, Martin School of Public Policy – University of Kentucky
                        Dr. Megan Streams – Tennessee State University


Dr. Richard E. Day is an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at Eastern Kentucky University. He joined the Curriculum & Instruction faculty in 2007 as a visiting lecturer following a 31-year career in Kentucky public schools, 25 years of which were spent in school administration in Kenton and Fayette Counties. He previously taught at the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College. 

Dr. Day was recognized by EKU's College of Education for his Outstanding Scholarship during the 2010-2011 Academic Year. He has published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, the American Educational History Journal, and the Journal of Negro Education. Along with Dr. Jo Ann Ewalt, Dr. Day contributed a chapter titled, "Education Reform in Kentucky: Just What the Court Ordered," to Kentucky: Government, Politics, and Public Policy which received the Thomas D. Clark Medallion.  His 2003 Dissertation, "Each Child, Every Child: The Story of the Council for Better Education, Equity, and Adequacy in Kentucky Schools" received the "Dissertation of the Year" award from the Education Law Association. He is presently completing a book chapter on the adoption of Common Core in Kentucky.

Twice nominated for the EKU Golden Apple teaching award, Dr. Day presently serves as Chair of the EKU Faculty Senate, a member of the President's Implementation Team, and a member of the Provost's Council. His influential blog, Kentucky School News & Commentary, is widely read in state education circles.

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