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Education
8:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Kentucky Tops Education Magazine's Rankings

Kentucky has made the top ten in Education Week magazine's annual rankings of school policy and standards.

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Education
10:30 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising

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A new report says teacher pensions across the country have an unfunded liability of nearly $325 billion. The National Council on Teacher Quality issued its findings today. Council Vice President Sandi Jacobs says one problem is retirement eligibility. In Kentucky, teachers can retire with full lifetime benefits after 27 years of service, regardless of age.

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Education
5:04 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Dunn in Florida Interviewing for Commissioner of Education Postion

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is a half-hour into his interview to be Florida’s next Education Commissioner. Two other finalists for the position interviewed earlier today.

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Education
3:54 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement

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Kentucky is moving steadily toward the top-tier of states in key education measures according to the “Top 20 by 2020” report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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Morning Cram
9:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Morning Cram [east meets west edition]

From NPR: Jin Li is a professor at Brown University who compares the learning beliefs of Asian and U.S. children. She says that to understand why these two cultures view struggle so differently, it's good to step back and examine how they think about where academic excellence comes from.

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Education
8:04 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Kentucky Education Numbers Show Low College Readiness

More than half of Kentucky's public high school students last year were not prepared for college or careers based on the results of an assessment released today. Despite that finding, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the results were significantly improved from the previous year's 38 percent. Of the more than 43,000 high school students who received diplomas last spring, about 18,700 were deemed college ready. That's up from about 15,000 found to be college ready the previous year.

Business
8:16 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Illinois Starts Employment Security Effort

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security will send emails to 800,000 business leaders and workers to highlight state services. Agency Director Jay Rowell said Wednesday the emails will offer help to companies in hiring, setting wages and building business plans. He says the effort will help get people back to work. 

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Society
9:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

KCDHH Strives to Provide Educational Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The National Institutes of Health says hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the United States, behind arthritis and heart disease.  Fully 16 percent of our region’s population deals with hearing loss.  Kate Lochte speaks with the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginia Moore and a Commission staff advisor who is deaf, Anita Dowd.  Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Executive Director Virginia Moore says that her goals include improvements for deaf inmates in the correctional system and equal access to education

Education
3:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

MSU, WKCTC, APSU Named ‘Military-Friendly’

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Several regional universities have made the list as a “2013 Military Friendly School.” The magazine G. I. Jobs puts Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Austin Peay State University among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to help veterans get an education.

Education
6:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KY Panel looks at teacher recruitment, preparation

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A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation.  The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort.  Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification.   The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.

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