Education

via Kentucky Education, Workforce and Development Cabinet's Facebook Page

Three schools in far western Kentucky are among 25 projects sharing a total of more than $65 million as part of a state effort to improve workforce training. 

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When Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort next week, they’re expected to take up charter school legislation. In the meantime, Louisville Public Media is taking a look at the issue from various angles. In this installment of the weeklong series, we take a look at another way the issue is often framed: as urban vs. rural.

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Enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the spring fell 7.4 percent compared to the previous spring, dropping the student population below 15,000.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky universities, including Murray State, have issued statements regarding President Donald Trump's Executive Order temporarily blocking entry of citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations. 

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Kentucky is one of seven states in the U.S. that doesn’t allow charter schools. But the General Assembly is likely to soon approve a bill that would make the organizations a reality in the Bluegrass. Lawmakers will return next week to consider the measure. In the meantime, Louisville Public Media is taking a look at the issue from all sides this week. In our first installment we ask: What are charter schools, and are they effective?

via WKU

  Western Kentucky University officially has its next president.

The school’s board of regents voted unanimously Friday morning to offer the job to Timothy Caboni.

The 47-year-old currently serves as vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas.

Caboni will be formally introduced as WKU’s next president at a Friday afternoon news conference.

Speaking after the vote, presidential search committee chairman Dr. Phillip Bale said Caboni is taking over the school at a time when many are questioning the value of higher education.

Becca Schimmel, WKU Public Radio

The man picked to be Western Kentucky University’s next president says every employee’s mission must be to help students attain a degree.

via Kentucky School Choice Week Rally Facebook Page

 Advocates for school choice gather in Frankfort on Friday for a ‘National School Choice Week’ rally. According to the National School Choice Week website, schools and advocacy groups are seeking to promote alternative options to public school systems, like charter and private schools.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Classes are underway in the Spring Semester at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies about enrollment and budget planning for the next academic year, what MSU is watching in the legislature, the role of arts education in a STEM+H-focused academic environment, building and maintenance projects and the CPE work group on tuition rate guidance and more.

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Kentucky is one of the least educated states in the country according to a new study by consumer finance website Wallethub. The site determined ‘what makes a state well-educated’ by analyzing educational attainment, school quality and achievement gaps between genders and races.

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