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Dr. Annelise Russell Wins 2021 APSA Award and Publishes Book

Dr. Annelise Russell has been an Assistant Professor in the Martin School since 2018.

Austin Nugent Discusses Time Spent with Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

MPA student Austin Nugent spent the summer working with the independent state agency Kentucky Protection and Advocacy.

Director Ron Zimmer's research on Achievement School Districts referenced in New York Times Magazine

Midway through Casey Parks September 2021 longform piece The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools in the Education Issue of the New York Times magazine, these words, "....Obama’s Race to the Top contest to design their Achievement School District, researchers found that schools in the turnaround program did not improve after six years," link to a report for Vanderbilt U

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, UK Martin School host final part of urban-rural issues roundtable series

Economic development will be the focus of the third and final installment of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration’s Roundtable Series on "Bridging Kentucky’s Urban-Rural Divide." The webinar event is set for 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 18. Earlier programs centered on health care and education.

Reprint: Top policymakers and researchers explore education in Kentucky’s urban-rural divide

Did the pandemic affect urban and rural schools differently? Do students in rural school districts have as many options for educational choice as students in urban districts? Are both urban and rural districts struggling to attract and retain teachers? 

These were just some of the topics that top education policymakers and researchers discussed yesterday afternoon in the second webinar on Kentucky’s urban-rural divide hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. 

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, UK Martin School to co-host urban-rural issues roundtable series

The first-ever Kentucky Public Policy Roundtable Series, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, is taking place Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at noon.

Read more at UKNow.

Dr. Zimmer's Research into COVID Impact on School Reopenings Garners National Attention

"A new study by University of Kentucky researchers estimates the return to in-person learning in Texas last fall led to at least 43,000 additional COVID-19 cases and 800 deaths within the first two months."

Full Story at UKNOW.

Two new undergraduate scholarships available starting fall 2021

The Martin School is pleased to offer two new undergraduate scholarships starting in fall 2021: the Michael and Margaret Ruehling Undergraduate Public Policy Scholarship and the Martin School Undergraduate Scholarship.

In the Public Interest: Public Policy Info Session

Join Dr. Cory Curl, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Brooke Kuerzi, program advisor to discuss the classes, careers, and opportunities available to Martin School students. 

Dr. Annelise Russell Op-Ed featured in Lexington Herald Leader

The Lexington Herald-Leader published an opinion piece by Dr. Annelise Russell on Sunday April 1. In the piece titled, "Although Trump may be gone, Twitter will continue to influence politics and policy" Dr. Russell draws on her research into the intersection of social media platforms (particularly Twitter) and legislative agenda setting.

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