Education

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A new report from a non-profit early education advocacy group shows that Kentucky is among states improving in the number of state dollars spent for Pre-Kindergarten education programs.

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The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

Decades before the construction of Murray State in Calloway County, there existed a college farther west in Hickman County, called Marvin College, and later Marvin University School. Vice President Alben Barkley is perhaps the most notable alumni. The Marvin special collection at Pogue Library, albeit small, may very well be the most substantial about this largely forgotten turn-of-the-last-century higher ed institution.

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A west Kentucky man has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve on the state Board of Education. 

Jill Darnall, McCracken County Schools

Lone Oak Elementary School has a new principal. Jill Darnall was named to the McCracken County Schools position. Darnall previously served as the Benton Middle School principal for six years.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Madisonville Community College will soon have a new president. Three finalists visited campus this week as the final stage of the search process. 

When it comes to depth of curriculum, breadth of research and impact on the state economy, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville lead the way among public colleges in the Bluegrass State.

When it comes to investing donors’ dollars, though, leadership might be best found outside of the state’s money centers, in college towns like Bowling Green, Morehead and Murray.

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Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse is resigning at the end of this week. In a statement released Monday, Burse says he decided that the "further demands and challenges of Kentucky State must be undertaken by new leadership." 

As the Kentucky Community & Technical College System eliminates 506 jobs, it disclosed that it paid $815,741 last year to former president Michael McCall.

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear admits Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision on higher education funding did surprise him somewhat. But the AG said Thursday afternoon it’s always been a case that was headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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