In the ongoing effort to make higher education more affordable and easier to obtain for all Kentucky students, Secretary of State Trey Grayson and former Secretary of State John Y. Brown III are announcing a donation to the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program worth more than $640,000.
PrepMe and other community partners including AT&T, Preston-Osborne, Verdiem, Ameresco, EMC and Advantage Capital are donating ACT and SAT online test preparation programs that will benefit more than 1,000 students participating in the Governor’s Scholars program. Here’s a fancy video about it.
An aside: Since Senate Bill 2 was passed last session, online ACT test prep is now required in Kentucky. Programs like PrepMe’s can be offered to every high school junior for roughy $6 per student instead of $600-$1,000 for programs offered by companies like Kaplan. (And it’s probably better– we suffered through the Kaplan programs in high school that were a complete waste of money.) And it helps students who have fallen through the cracks work on their level in order to get themselves to a score they desire on standardized tests.
There’s a press conference scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Frazier Board Room (Lyons Brown Library) at Bellarmine University in Louisville. If you’re a media type? Show up. This is good for Kentucky. And you can pester Trey Grayson about the millions of dollars he funnels my way each and every day. (You know we’re on that gravy train and all– ha!)
In other news, we can’t find a photo of JYBIII & TG together, so we had to settle for that fancy image up top.