Education will be the theme of the next Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-University of Kentucky Martin School Roundtable Series on “Bridging Kentucky’s Urban-Rural Divide.” The webinar program is set for noon on July 27 and is the second of a three-part public policy collaboration between the Chamber and UK’s Martin School to find common ground on public policy issues facing both urban and rural areas.
The roundtable will include key Kentucky legislators and Martin School faculty with expertise on education issues. The discussion will focus on both the needs of and differences in educational opportunities in urban and rural areas, and how they are impacted by public policies and government actions.
• Senator Max Wise, Chair of the Kentucky State Senate Education Committee
• Representative Regina Huff, Chair of the Kentucky House Education Committee
• Dr. Ron Zimmer, Martin School director and professor
• Dr. Rajeev Darolia, the School’s Wendell H. Ford Professor of Public Policy and director of graduate studies, Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and PhD programs.
The first program of the Roundtable Series centered on health care and was held June 8. It can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5lR_tUlKVI
The final segment will be on Economic Development and will take place in August. UK’s Martin School has been providing post-graduate studies in public policy and public administration since 1976. Starting with the 2020 fall semester, the school now offers an undergraduate public policy degree.