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Education Matters showcases innovation in high school education

This edition of Education Matters focuses on successful innovation and technology programs in Kentucky high schools.

Guests Hal Heiner, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary; Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt; and Beth Benjamin, director of the Owensboro Innovation Academy, discuss innovative educational approaches in high schools across the state.

The program includes a segment filmed at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton. Students from five counties—Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble—attend this non-traditional career-focused academy that emphasizes project-based instruction in science, technology, engineering and math.