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Berea College Highlighted for Low Student Debt, Nationally and Locally

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Berea College captured the national spotlight again for helping students graduate with little or no debt. In a newly-released report focused on student-loan debt for each state, Kentucky’s Berea College was ranked No. 1 among private colleges and universities in the state and fourth among private schools nationwide.

The report by lendedu.com used data licensed from Peterson’s LLC, a national educational services company, to rank Berea College as having one of the very lowest average student-loan debt figures in the entire United States and the least among students at Kentucky’s private colleges. This is the third annual Student Loan Debt Report compiled by lendedu.com Continue reading Berea College Highlighted for Low Student Debt, Nationally and Locally

Historical Marker to be Unveiled at Middletown School

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The history of the Middletown Consolidated School in Berea will be recognized with a ceremony unveiling the highway marker placed by the Kentucky Historical Society. The public event will take place at the old Middletown Consolidated School on Saturday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 439 Walnut Meadow Road, Berea, KY.

The event includes representatives from state and local governments, and officials from Berea College and Berea and Madison County School systems and numerous Middletown School alumni, faculty and staff. The occasion will mark the significance of the site as a Rosenwald school for African American children during the segregation era. The unveiling ceremony will be followed by building tours and a reception. Continue reading Historical Marker to be Unveiled at Middletown School

BBB Advice on Protecting Your Students from Identity Theft

Classes are beginning for many students across the Bluegrass this week. Whether they are in elementary school or in college, Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Kentucky warns parents that a student can be a prime target for identity theft.

“Children are especially good targets for ID theft because they have zero credit history and no questionable banking transactions in their history,” said Heather Clary, BBB Director of Communications. “A child can have their ID stolen through their Social Security number and you may not find out about it for years.” Continue reading BBB Advice on Protecting Your Students from Identity Theft