Education http://wkms.org en Murray State and Austin Peay: Great Colleges to Work For http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-and-austin-peay-great-colleges-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two area universities are featured in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chronicle of Higher Education’</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">s list of</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For.” Murray State University is on the list for the fifth time and Austin </span>Peay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> State University for the third.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:54:26 +0000 Troy Taylor 42281 at http://wkms.org Murray State and Austin Peay: Great Colleges to Work For High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://wkms.org/post/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.<p>Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corp. wanted to know whether attending a high-performing charter school reduced the rates of risky health behaviors among low-income minority teenagers.<p>They surveyed 521 ninth through 12th-grade students in Los Angeles who attended charter schools, and 409 students who attended local neighborhood schools. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:28:35 +0000 Patti Neighmond 42270 at http://wkms.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed http://wkms.org/post/tenn-schools-new-attempt-help-struggling-students-without-special-ed <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Metro Nashville Public grade and middle schools&nbsp;are&nbsp;starting a new initiative&nbsp;this year to identify students that are struggling to keep up with math, reading and writing.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><a href="http://www.tn.gov/education/student_support/eligibility/rti_implguide.pdf" style="color: rgb(71, 116, 204);" target="_blank">Response to Intervention and Instruction</a>, or RTI2 (“RTI-squared”) for short, is&nbsp;part of a statewide effort to intervene before placing students in special education.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">After taking a screening test, students will be divided into three levels: Kids in the top 80 percent, the bottom 15 percent and the bottom 5 percent. The lower tiers will work in small groups for 30 to 60 minutes&nbsp;a day to catch up.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:53:42 +0000 Emily Siner (Nashville Public Radio) 42251 at http://wkms.org In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed Campbellsville University Distances Itself From Kentucky Baptist Convention http://wkms.org/post/campbellsville-university-distances-itself-kentucky-baptist-convention <p><br /><strong>Updated: 5:21 p.m. 7/16/14</strong></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Campbellsville<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 1.5;"> University is seeking looser ties with the Kentucky Baptist Convention so it can appoint its own trustees. But the move will cause the loss of KBC funding.</span></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><font color="#222222">Baptist paper The Western Recorder <a href="http://www.westernrecorder.org/~westernr/index.php/recent-kentuck-news/1557-update-campbellsville-trustees-adopt-bylaw-changes-seek-flexibility-in-relationship-with-kbc">reports</a> the university's trustees voted to revise its bylaws allowing the board to appoint its own trustees.</font></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="color:#222222">Board Chairman Joseph Owens and President Michael Carter wrote a letter saying it wants a self-perpetuating board to avoid “undue influence and the imposition of theological and doctrinal control.”<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:09:59 +0000 Whitney Jones 42144 at http://wkms.org Campbellsville University Distances Itself From Kentucky Baptist Convention Graves Co. Superintendent Responds to Plaintiff Comments on Cuba Elementary http://wkms.org/post/graves-co-superintendent-responds-plaintiff-comments-cuba-elementary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a court case continues to prevent the Graves County board of education from closing and selling Cuba Elementary the county's superintendent Kim Harrison is responding to comments from supporters of the suit printed in a July </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> edition of Paducah Sun.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:09:02 +0000 Allison Crawford 42108 at http://wkms.org Graves Co. Superintendent Responds to Plaintiff Comments on Cuba Elementary The GED Will Be Cheaper Next Year For Some Kentucky Students http://wkms.org/post/ged-will-be-cheaper-next-year-some-kentucky-students <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Casey Serin/Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/testtaking.jpg" alt="" /><p>Kentucky is offering the GED test at a reduced cost for a limited time.<p>Test takers who qualify for the cheaper price will save $20 on each of the four required modules of the test, making the cost of individual modules $10 and the whole test $40, according to the state<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;Council on Postsecondary Education.</sp Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:19:52 +0000 Jacob Ryan 42066 at http://wkms.org The GED Will Be Cheaper Next Year For Some Kentucky Students Davies Begins Work as Murray State's 13th President http://wkms.org/post/davies-begins-work-murray-states-13th-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday marks the first day of work for </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/eastern-oregon-university-president-bob-davies-one-two-presidential-finalists" style="line-height: 1.5;">new Murray State University president Bob Davies</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who comes to </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after five years in the same post at Eastern Oregon University.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:07:34 +0000 John Null & Chad Lampe 42064 at http://wkms.org Davies Begins Work as Murray State's 13th President Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-higher-ed-and-equine-advocates-support-immigration-reform <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">University of Kentucky officials participated in the "Day of Action," saying the school is&nbsp;interested in immigration reforms to impact both teachers and students from other countries.&nbsp; UK Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Mark&nbsp;Kornbluh&nbsp;says professors are required to return home as a way to continue their teaching profession here in the U.S.&nbsp; "We need a way for these employees to be able to revalidate their visas to stay here, not always have to leave the country to do this and to transition to being here a longer period of time," said&nbsp;Kornbluh.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:47:57 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41963 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform SIU Carbondale's New Chancellor Plans to Focus on Research Policies, Recruitment, Retention http://wkms.org/post/siu-carbondales-new-chancellor-plans-focus-research-policies-recruitment-retention <p>SIU Carbondale's new acting Chancellor says he has a list of priorities he plans to start work on immediately.&nbsp;The SIU Board appointed Paul Sarvela to the post&nbsp;Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:59:41 +0000 Jeff Williams 41935 at http://wkms.org SIU Carbondale's New Chancellor Plans to Focus on Research Policies, Recruitment, Retention Safety on the Spectrum: Awareness for Kids with Autism http://wkms.org/post/safety-spectrum-awareness-kids-autism <p>For families with children who are living in the autism spectrum, routine safety awareness is even more important. Crissy Ramey of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Families on the Spectrum speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em> about keeping potentially vulnerable kids safe.<em> </em></span><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Hear the conversation:</span></em></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:19:25 +0000 Kate Lochte 41891 at http://wkms.org Safety on the Spectrum: Awareness for Kids with Autism