education

MSU Regional Outreach Funds 10 Projects

Sep 3, 2012

The Murray State University office of regional outreach has allocated $158,000 to regional projects. The advisory council selected 10 projects in its 18-county service region, including grants for science, technology engineering and mathematics education and early childhood learning.

Paducah School of Art Construction Underway

Sep 3, 2012

Construction has begun on a new Paducah School of Art location. Director Paul Aho tells the Paducah Sun this first phase of construction is set for completion in 2013. The building underway will stand in the city’s LowerTown district, housing the school’s ceramics program.

KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average

Aug 22, 2012
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Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their overall performance remains below the national average. State education officials say the average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011.

Education Committee Republicans Question Evolution on State Tests

Aug 16, 2012
http://www.education.ky.gov

A Hopkins County lawmaker is among some state house Republicans questioning whether evolution should be a part of Kentucky’s standardized science tests. The Kentucky interim joint Education Committee debated the topic this week during a discussion of “end-of-course testing.” Republican State Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville says test questions about evolution help promote it as scientific fact and not theory.

Christian County’s two public high schools were among the many Kentucky high schools increasing their graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. 

U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks Murray State University at the top among universities granting merit scholarships.  They report nearly 77 percent of Murray State undergraduates win non-need-based scholarships and grants. Those scholarships total more than one-point-six million dollars a year.

Montgomery County Test Scores Improve

Jul 27, 2012

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program test scores have improved among Montgomery County students. 

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The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness will meet for the first time today in Frankfort.  

Discovery Park of America

Union City’s science and history themed Discovery Park of America is adding several extra attractions to its 100,000 square foot facility.

A new study calls for about two-thirds of Tennessee teachers to be able to opt for a smaller portion of their evaluations to be based on student testing data. 

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