Murray Independent Schools 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 Murray's Holly Bloodworth Named '2014 Teacher of the Year' http://wkms.org/post/murrays-holly-bloodworth-named-2014-teacher-year <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray Elementary School&rsquo;s Holly </span>Bloodworth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is Kentucky&#39;s 2014 Teacher of the Year.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland, Incorporated named the Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year, as well as the overall Kentucky Teacher of the Year during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:23:56 +0000 WKMS News & Kentucky Public Radio 35764 at http://wkms.org Murray's Holly Bloodworth Named '2014 Teacher of the Year' Kentucky Releases Top, Bottom Performing Schools in Area http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-releases-top-bottom-performing-schools-area <p></p><p>The Kentucky Education Department released report cards for all school districts in the commonwealth today, but none of the western Kentucky systems qualified for the highest honor called District of Distinction.</p><p>The District of Distinction should not be confused with distinguished school districts. Our listening area had seven distinguished school systems: Murray Independent, Marshall County, Lyon County, Calloway County, McCracken County, Daviess County and Logan County. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:14:41 +0000 Whitney Jones 35247 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Releases Top, Bottom Performing Schools in Area New Kentucky Standards Reflect Change in Teaching Focus http://wkms.org/post/new-kentucky-standards-reflect-change-teaching-focus <p></p><p><em>This year Kentucky public school students took tests using the state’s new accountability measure for the first time. “College and Career Readiness” are the keywords tied to education reforms brought about by 2009 legislation. The focus is making the students successful, no matter their path in life. In the 2011-2012 school year, students got the first round of tougher math and reading programs, and test scores released in November show how well they did. While school districts’ scores varied, all have benefited from higher standards. &nbsp; </em></p><p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 26201 at http://wkms.org New Kentucky Standards Reflect Change in Teaching Focus