Education

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A judge says he expects to rule this month in the University of Kentucky's open records lawsuit against the student newspaper on campus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports lawyers for UK and the Kentucky Kernel argued in court Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records. 

Paducah Tilghman High School via Facebook

  If Paducah City Schools receive the $9.8 million towards a new technology center. The school system is among finalists requesting the funds from the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative, a $100 million dollar statewide effort to encourage communities to build a highly-trained workforce.

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Tammy Thompson of McCracken County is the new board secretary to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents. 

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet logo, via Facebook

Four educational institutions in far western Kentucky are among 39 finalists for the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. 

The Education and Workforce Development is investing in community efforts to build a highly-trained workforce. 

Twenty-two states still allow corporal punishment in school: 15 expressly permit it while another seven do not prohibit it. That's according to a recent letter written by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to the nation's governors and state school chiefs.

Not sure what, exactly, corporal punishment is? Here's a quick primer.

It often involves a paddle. Always, pain. That's the point.

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The Western Kentucky University presidential search committee is meeting in closed session Thursday and Friday in Nashville.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is not reversing recent human resource changes as the court-blocked FLSA deadline nears. FLSA, or the Fair Labor Standards Act, was set to begin December 1, but a federal judge blocked the rule last week

A director of a Kentucky study abroad program is interested in seizing on the educational aspects of Cuba as potential changes develop following the death Fidel Castro on Friday and the first regularly-scheduled commercial flight from Miami to Havana this week.

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Lee Emmons is the new West Kentucky Community and Technical College Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development.

WKCTC President Anton Reece made the announcement Monday.  

  A group of university presidents is meeting today (Monday) to finalize a performance funding model for Kentucky’s higher education institutions. Bob King is president of the Council for Postsecondary Education. He says a primary emphasis will be the number of degrees that schools produce.

“There’s a premium if the degree is earned by a minority student or a low-income student, and that’s a way of addressing the achievement gap issue.”

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