Inside Ky.'s best-kept education secret: Part 1
02/10/2013 03:26 PM
For the last six years, some of Kentucky’s brightest high school math and science students have come to Bowling Green to finish out their high school education — and get a big jump on college.
It’s a public high school experiment that, so far, has justified the state’s $2.8 million a year investment. In fact, the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science is the Newsweek Magazine reining No. 1 school in the country. But one could argue that the school has received more accolades from outside the state than from within Kentucky’s borders.
Last month, Hannah Weber, daughter of cn|2 senior reporter Don Weber joined 127 other high school juniors and seniors in the program, which has them living and learning on Western Kentucky University’s campus. That has given Don a unique perspective from which to tell the story of how the Gatton Academy develops and why it works.
Here’s the first part from Friday’s edition of Pure Politics:
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