Beyond the Poverty: How Owsley Co. schools are working to improve performance and culture

05/31/2013 03:02 PM

BOONEVILLE— In the first 3 parts of our Beyond the Poverty Series, we’ve explored the challenges that face the citizens of Owsley County and what some are doing to try to improve life in what the U.S. Census labels as the poorest county in the country.

One big factor contributing to the problems is the fact that only 56 percent of adults over the age of 25 have a high school diploma.

But, for all of the problems and possible solutions, one group which will be the key to either turning things around or keeping the status quo are the young people.

In the final segment of our series, senior reporter Don Weber looks at what the schools in Owsley County are doing to change the culture and improve student interest and performance.

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