Education

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System via Facebook

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee is holding a forum on public school safety and security.

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Preliminary spring enrollment numbers at Murray State University show a 4.6% decline compared to the previous spring. However, fall 2018 freshmen admissions applications show promising gains. 

Dr. Walter Bumphus Facebook Page

  

  Dr. Walter Bumphus is resigning from Murray State University’s Board of Regents.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is moving forward with restoring and enhancing the residential college destroyed in an explosion last summer. 

The workforce is changing dramatically, and there's a widespread recognition that new skills — and new ways of teaching adults those skills — are needed and needed fast. In California, the state's 114 community colleges are facing the challenge of offering the credentials, classes and training that will help workers choose a career or adapt to a new one.

The system right now can't serve all of these workers. But there's a new idea that could come to the rescue: Create a new, online community college for people in the workforce who've been shut out of higher education.

via Facebook, Union County Public Schools, KY

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $40,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act rebate to Union County Schools on Thursday.

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Murray State University Board of Regents committees held a special meeting on Thursday to consider options for the future of the residential college that exploded last summer

A controversial mural depicting what some are calling a lynching has been modified at an elementary school in Tennessee.

South Cumberland Elementary School and Cumberland County personnel altered the mural Monday after the painting was called racist in a social media post on Friday.

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

After more than a week of shuttered classrooms, the teacher strike in West Virginia is set to come to an end.

The state's governor and teachers union announced Tuesday they had reached a deal to implement a 5 percent raise for state employees across the board. And a little later in the day, lawmakers passed the measure with a unanimous vote.

Gov. Jim Justice is expected to quickly sign the deal.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A new bill proposing to reform the state's pension systems was unveiled last month in the Kentucky Senate. The bill differs from the one Governor Matt Bevin proposed last year. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with representatives of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association to understand some of the differences, how they affect current and retired teachers, why pension liabilities keep increasing in higher education and how the new bill could affect local economies.

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