high school http://wkms.org en Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces' http://wkms.org/post/cadiz-author-captures-high-school-world-novel-small-forces <p>Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel <em>Small Forces </em>captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:00:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 41577 at http://wkms.org Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces' McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-co-schools-superintendent-new-high-school <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. <a href="http://www.mccrackencountyschools.net/">Click here for more about the new high school</a>.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:26:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 33457 at http://wkms.org McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class http://wkms.org/post/audio-profile-governors-scholars-class <p>Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:30:18 +0000 Kate Lochte 33383 at http://wkms.org Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class Donna Crouch on the Gateway Academy in Mayfield http://wkms.org/post/donna-crouch-gateway-academy-mayfield <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Donna Crouch, Principal of Gateaway Academy High School in Mayfield, on <em>Sounds Good</em>. They talk about the efforts of Gateway Academy to issue diplomas to some who might not otherwise receive diplomas, how Gateway stands out in the state of Kentucky and other similar schools, some changes coming to the school, and the recent graduation of their 500th student.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:52:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 32594 at http://wkms.org Donna Crouch on the Gateway Academy in Mayfield Panel Discusses 40 Years of Title Nine http://wkms.org/post/panel-discusses-40-years-title-nine <p>It’s very likely many athletes in Kentucky high schools are not aware of a 1972 educational amendment which changed the face of athletics.&nbsp; A panel discussion in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Title Nine ruling was held yesterday at Midway College.&nbsp; The landmark legislation banned sex discrimination in schools for both academics and athletics.&nbsp; Kathy DeBoer, former UK Assistant Athletics Director participated in the program yesterday.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:18:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 24261 at http://wkms.org Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program http://wkms.org/post/governors-school-arts-cuts-new-media-program <p>To help close a $50,000 budget gap created by state spending cuts, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is suspending its new media discipline. That area is comprised of film production, still photography, Claymation, and other digital arts. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:43:26 +0000 Angela Hatton & Josh James (KPR) 21857 at http://wkms.org Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program MSU Upward Bound Program Gets 525K http://wkms.org/post/msu-upward-bound-program-gets-525k <p>The U. S. Department of Education has renewed funding for Murray State University’s Upward Bound Math and Science program with $525,000 in grants. Upward Bound strengthens students’ math and science skills and helps them pursue careers in those fields. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:30:31 +0000 Angela Hatton 21652 at http://wkms.org MSU Upward Bound Program Gets 525K Executive Order Merges State's Two CTE Systems http://wkms.org/post/executive-order-merges-states-two-cte-systems <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday merging the state’s two high school career and technical education systems. Previously, the Kentucky Department for Workforce Investment operated 53 Area Technology Centers across the state, while 34 schools districts oversaw their own career and technical centers. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:58:54 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) & Angela Hatton 21442 at http://wkms.org Executive Order Merges State's Two CTE Systems KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average http://wkms.org/post/ky-act-scores-improve-still-below-national-average <p>Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their overall performance remains below the national average. State education officials say the average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:45:17 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 21122 at http://wkms.org KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average Christian County High Schools See Big Bump in Graduation Rates http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-high-schools-see-big-bump-graduation-rates <p>Christian County&rsquo;s two public high schools were among the many Kentucky high schools increasing their graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:01:06 +0000 Shelly Baskin 20519 at http://wkms.org Christian County High Schools See Big Bump in Graduation Rates