Education http://wkms.org en Graves Co. Schools Might Allow Homeschoolers to Participate in Elementary Sports http://wkms.org/post/graves-co-schools-might-allow-homeschoolers-participate-elementary-sports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Graves County Board of Education is exploring the idea of allowing homeschooled elementary students to participate in extracurricular activities - including football - organized by the school district. Such a move would make Graves County one of only a handful of Kentucky school districts to allow participation from homeschoolers.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:36 +0000 John Null 42488 at http://wkms.org Graves Co. Schools Might Allow Homeschoolers to Participate in Elementary Sports Tobacco Free Campuses Considered by Kentucky School Districts http://wkms.org/post/tobacco-free-campuses-considered-kentucky-school-districts-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hopkins County school board is considering a proposal to ban all forms of tobacco from school property and vehicles for students, faculty, and visitors, during all school functions every day of the week.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:28:04 +0000 Troy Taylor 42362 at http://wkms.org Tobacco Free Campuses Considered by Kentucky School Districts Judge Allows Transfer of Cuba Elementary Desks, Lockers http://wkms.org/post/judge-allows-transfer-cuba-elementary-desks-lockers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has issued an order allowing Graves County Schools to proceed with preparations to transfer Cuba Elementary students to different schools.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:55:25 +0000 John Null 42350 at http://wkms.org Judge Allows Transfer of Cuba Elementary Desks, Lockers KSBIT Bills Hit School Districts for Hundreds of Thousands http://wkms.org/post/ksbit-bills-hit-school-districts-hundreds-thousands <div dir="ltr"><div><p>Kentucky School districts are starting to receive bills for the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT. The insurance trust shut down June 30, 2013, with a $60 million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:29:59 +0000 Allison Crawford 42311 at http://wkms.org KSBIT Bills Hit School Districts for Hundreds of Thousands 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