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Education
3:24 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

New Training Available For Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Clean Up Jobs

Credit Dylan Nichols / LATA Kentucky

A West Kentucky Community and Technical College program set to begin in May will train people for potential Department of Energy work.

The Health Physics Training Program is a partnership between WKCTC and Paducah Economic Development to prepare people to clean up the gaseous diffusion plant.

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Education
3:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

McCracken County Board Of Education Looking To Add E-Cigarettes To Tobacco Policy

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The McCracken County Board of Education is looking to add e-cigarettes to it’s tobacco policy as national studies are finding teenagers are more likely to reach for them as opposed to traditional cigarettes.

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Education
11:30 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Autism Experts Talk Educational Opportunities for Children on the Spectrum

Dr. Becky Nastally
Credit Bloom Behavior / bloombehavior.com

National Autism Awareness Month continues through April, spreading the message about the disorder and how families can identify and treat it in their children.

Adapting educational goals are a big part of that process, and Bloom Behavior Therapy Psychologist Dr. Becky Nastally along with Families on the Spectrum Board Member Kim Steele spoke with Kate Lochte on how families with students on the autism spectrum seek services from schools.

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Education
8:20 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

How Using the Library Relates to Student Retention

Ashley Ireland, Director of User and Instruction Services for Murray State Libraries

WKMS continues a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Ireland, Director of User & Instruction Services in Waterfield Libraries. The newly established President's Commission on Retention was just one impetus for the research she's conducted.

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Education
3:04 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Murray Elementary Gets Community Garden Through Statewide Initiative

Murray Elementary student carry plants to the courtyard raised bed.
Whitney Jones WKMS

Tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage along with a wide variety of other vegetables will sprout in Murray Elementary’s community garden with support from the Commonwealth Garden Grant.

Phara Bourque built the school’s first raised bed last year when a teacher asked her to help build one in Murray Elementary’s courtyard. Bourque has two children at the school and two more at Murray Middle School.

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Education
2:23 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Murray State TSM Hosts 'Security Matters' Conference for Area Small Businesses

Michael Ramage on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The issue of cyber security has become increasingly relevant, with recent attacks on Sony, Target and Anthem making headlines over the past few months. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management's Patterns of Distinction Security Matters is a one day technology security conference next Thursday, April 23, with a focus on how small businesses can protect themselves from evolving threats. The Center's Associate Director Michael Ramage joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

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Education
2:07 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

WKU Suspends Swimming and Diving Program for Five Years Following Investigation

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WKU is suspending its Swimming and Diving program for five years, effective immediately.

The university informed the team members and coaching staff of the decision Tuesday morning.

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Education
1:26 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Online Petition Seeks to Replace Gov as SIUC Keynote

petition originated on change.org to remove Gov. Rauner as a keynote speaker at SIUC's spring commencement.

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 4:30 pm

A SIU Carbondale student has started a petition drive to remove Governor Bruce Rauner as one of the keynote speakers for the university's graduation ceremony next month.

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Education
7:43 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Simmons College Becomes 2nd Historically Black College in Kentucky

Credit Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville’s Simmons College of Kentucky has been officially designated as a Historically Black College and University, or HBCU.

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Education
3:46 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Share Your School's Patriotic Pride in WOW Contest

Credit Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Facebook

Woodmen of the World are the second largest purchaser of American flags after the U.S. government, which they've been donating to community organizations across the country since 1947. As part of their 125th anniversary as an organization, Woodmen of the World hosts a patriotic pride video contest, open to entries from all elementary schools in the nation through April 24. Regional Community Outreach Manager Angela Hatton speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the contest and the cash awards for the winning videos.

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