Devin Katayama (KPR) http://wkms.org en Nearly Three-Quarters of Murray’s Kindergarteners Were Ready for School This Fall http://wkms.org/post/nearly-three-quarters-murray-s-kindergarteners-were-ready-school-fall <p></p><p></p><p>Half of Kentucky’s kindergarten students are unprepared when they enter the public education system. But Children entering Murray Independent Schools fared much better.</p><p>According to Kentucky’s new Brigance kindergarten screener results nearly three quarters of children entering elementary school were ready. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:11:56 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) & Whitney Jones 38414 at http://wkms.org Nearly Three-Quarters of Murray’s Kindergarteners Were Ready for School This Fall Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-juvenile-justice-task-force-releases-ideas-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of lawmakers and youth stakeholders has made recommendations for how to improve Kentucky’s juvenile justice system&nbsp;to address low-level youth offenders who cost tax payers millions of dollars while receiving preventative services too late.</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:37:21 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 37517 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform Kentucky Gets $44 Million For Early Childhood Education http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gets-44-million-early-childhood-education <p>Kentucky officials say they want to make the state's voluntary rating system for childcare facilities mandatory and they will have help in the amount of $44 million to do it.</p><p>That’s the amount of money Kentucky won as part of the federal government’s Race to the Top grant competition for early childhood education. It's the third round of such funding provided by the the U.S. Department of Education with help from the Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:01:30 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 37477 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gets $44 Million For Early Childhood Education Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education http://wkms.org/post/education-groups-convene-thursday-rally-around-single-message-fund-public-education <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:43:50 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 36730 at http://wkms.org Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money http://wkms.org/post/group-raises-money-prove-kentuckys-education-system-needs-more-money <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.kycbe.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">The&nbsp;Council for Better Education</a>&nbsp;is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:34:39 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 36462 at http://wkms.org Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money Tennessee Students Rank High in Academic Growth on National Report Card http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-students-rank-high-academic-growth-national-report-card <p></p><p>A new education report shows Tennessee students are leading the way in academic growth.</p><p>The National Assessment of Educational Progress report measures fourth and eighth grade students in reading and math on a 500-point scale.</p><p>Tennessee students gained 22 points overall since the report was last&nbsp;released in 2011. The score is just one point below Washington, D.C.’s 23 point increase. Tennessee’s largest gains were in fourth grade math. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:40:05 +0000 Whitney Jones & Devin Katayama (KPR) 36388 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Students Rank High in Academic Growth on National Report Card Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training http://wkms.org/post/postsecondary-education-council-president-says-kentucky-needs-better-teacher-training <p></p><p></p><p>The President of Kentucky&rsquo;s Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers.</p><p>Bob King says students majoring in&nbsp;elementary school education at Kentucky colleges often have the lowest ACT scores and highest need for remedial courses. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:54:08 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35548 at http://wkms.org Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training Ky. School Test Results Released http://wkms.org/post/ky-school-test-results-released <p style="line-height:200%"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>While <st1:state>Kentucky</st1:state> has already celebrated a record graduation rate for high schools and improved number of students who are college and career ready, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says there are still areas of concern. The Department of Education released results of its accountability system <span class="aqj">Friday</span> and Holliday says the focus now is on math.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35226 at http://wkms.org Ky. School Test Results Released Kentucky African American Poverty Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-african-american-poverty-increase <p></p><p></p><p>The number of African Americans living below the poverty line in Kentucky increased in 2012,&nbsp;while the rest of the state’s poverty data showed little or no change. That’s according to the American Community Survey the U.S. Census Bureau released today.&nbsp;</p><p>More than a third of African Americans were living in poverty in 2012, up three percentage points from the previous year. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:33:55 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35020 at http://wkms.org Kentucky African American Poverty Increase Courier-Journal Taps Next Executive Editor http://wkms.org/post/courier-journal-taps-next-executive-editor <p></p><p>The Courier-Journal has tapped a new executive editor. The Louisville newspaper announced today that Neil Budde will replace Bennie Ivory, who retired earlier this year after holding the position since 1997.</p><p>Budde is an Internet journalism veteran. He served as the editor and publisher of the Wall Street Journal Online until 2002, and later landed at Yahoo to run its new operation. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:22:52 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35017 at http://wkms.org Courier-Journal Taps Next Executive Editor