Education

Parents Weigh In On The Next JCPS Superintendent

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Jefferson County Public Schools has narrowed the search for the district’s next superintendent down to two candidates, and parents have some thoughts on what that next leader should do.

Hello! Welcome to our weekly roundup of all the education news you may have missed.

An online charter school is closing midyear

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A complaint is being filed with the Kentucky NAACP following an act of racism against two Western Kentucky University students. 

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The Hopkinsville-Christian County League of Women Voters is hosting with other local organizations next month a forum on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget bill would keep per-pupil funding for Kentucky’s public education students at its current level. But the plan would still chip away at support programs and requires local school districts to pay a larger share of student transportation costs.

This year the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, a celebration of American racial harmony, comes in the context of a turning in American race relations.  

On 17 June 2015 white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine worshipers at Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church. He hoped to provoke a race war. Instead his actions—coming in the context of numerous police shootings of innocent African Americans documented by the Black Lives Matter Movement—provoked governmental as well as popular responses.  

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A recent Murray State University graduate is serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Moldova beginning in June 2018.

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Murray State University's main campus and all regional campus are closed Tuesday due to the winter weather.

Hello! Money is on our minds in this mid-January edition of the Weekly Roundup.

Student loan default is a "crisis," report says

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Former head of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Bob Wagoner died Tuesday at the age of 66. 

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