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12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Eight Simple Rules to Managing Your Kid’s Entertainment This Holiday Season

The Dawn app is a customizable content curation tool that helps parents find appropriate applications, games and more for their child.
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In an increasingly media-connected world, sometimes parents struggle to know what exactly their kids are seeing, hearing and interacting with. Dan Olschwang is CEO of Magicalis, a company that aims to help solve this problem. His new app "Dawn" helps parents discover engaging and appropriate content for their kids.

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Education
5:30 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

University of Louisville Confirms Proposed Gift from Koch Foundation, Papa John's CEO

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 3:26 pm

University of Louisville President James Ramsey publicly confirmed Thursday that the university is in talks to receive a large monetary gift — said to be $6 million — from Papa John’s International CEO John Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation.

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Education
2:33 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

McCracken School Board Approves Reopening MCEA Contract Negotiations

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The McCracken County School Board is looking to reestablish professional negotiations with the teachers of the McCracken County Education Association.

The board’s unanimous decision came at its regular meeting last night. 

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Education
9:36 am
Fri December 19, 2014

New Federal College Ratings Will Consider Aid, Total Cost, Employment

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 4:12 pm

Today the Education Department released long-awaited details on a plan to hold colleges accountable for their performance on several key indicators, and officials said they'll be seeking public comment on the proposals through February.

"As a nation, we have to make college more accessible and affordable and ensure that all students graduate with a quality education of real value," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement.

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Education
3:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Haslam Names Lipscomb University Dean Education Commissioner

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named Lipscomb University senior vice president and dean Candice McQueen as the next education commissioner.

McQueen oversees the College of Education and the 1,300 pre-k through 12th grade students at Lipscomb Academy.

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Education
11:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, University Marketing Shifts

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Bob Davies stopped by WKMS to discuss topics ranging from a long-discussed tobacco ban to the school’s overall marketing approach.

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Education
7:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Play Turns Scientific at Robotics Tournament

Kids commanding their team's robot through the obstacle course.
Credit Allison Crawford

On average, every person on earth owns 86 Lego bricks according the Lego Company. And that number could grow with Christmas around the corner and kids looking forward to toy stuffed stockings. But the plastic bricks and Lego robotic systems are more than just toys. Play and science collided in the educational world of Lego tournaments last weekend at Paducah’s West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Education
11:18 am
Tue December 16, 2014

KCTCS Names Interim Chancellor; Hopes to Have Permanent Replacement by April

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System named George Edwards as its interim chancellor, as it looks to put a permanent chancellor in place no later than April.

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Murray State Receives Discrepancy-Free Reaccreditation Report

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges says it has reaffirmed Murray State University’s accreditation without any recommendations.

The announcement was made at SACSCOC’ annual meeting this week.

SACSCOC is the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions in the South which need to be reaccredited every 10 years. 

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Education
9:53 am
Thu December 11, 2014

SIU Trustees Discuss Chancellor Search

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 7:08 am

A national search for a permanent SIU Carbondale Chancellor could begin soon, as the university’s Board of Trustees are finalizing details for just how the process should go.

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