Education

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Over 700 years ago, before the time of Daniel Boone and even Columbus, a community of ancient Native Americans thrived in a network of villages lining the Mississippi River. This weekend, children and adults alike can glimpse into that past at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site with a Mississippian Culture Gorget (pronounced 'gor-jet') Workshop. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand and Park Programmer Jessica Crisp speak with Kate on Sounds Good about the workshop and guided tour this Saturday.

Calloway County Schools

A group of Calloway County High School students wants to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at the school. In a letter requesting the group, students say they need a GSA to address homophobia, harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

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  Murray State University is urging students and staff to download a smartphone app in aims of improving crime-related and emergency communication with campus police.  

[Audio] MSU Launches State's First Sustainability Science Master's Program

Aug 13, 2015
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While many Kentucky colleges offer undergraduate programs in sustainability, none have developed a sister program for graduate students. Dr. Howard Whiteman speaks with Kate on Sounds Good today on the development and implementation of Murray State's new Master of Science in Sustainability program, the first in the state. 

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  Kentucky students would start the school year later under legislation that will be considered in the 2016 General Assembly.

State Senator Damon Thayer will sponsor a bill that would send students back to school in late August. Some education leaders believe the start date should remain a local decision, but Thayer argues the legislature should have a say.

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Austin Peay State University is launching a pilot program aimed at giving autistic students more support.

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There was a 77 percent drop in the number of GED diplomas issued in Kentucky, over the course of the fiscal year that ended on June 30th. 

The decline came after a more rigorous version of the test was introduced the previous year, requiring higher-level math, science and computer skills.  

McCracken County Public Library

While the Civil War made its way through the South, baseball was burying its roots in Paducah. Uniting the community through decades of peace and war, it is a sport that remains an integral artifact of the city's history. On Sounds Good today, author and baseball historian Randy Morgan speaks about his Evening Upstairs program for the McCracken County Public Library on August 20th, based on his book Paducah's Native Baseball Team: A History of Minor League Baseball in Paducah. 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.

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A mold outbreak in Murray State University’s Biology Building is leading to a three week remediation that will bite into the beginning of the fall semester. Some faculty, staff, and students may have to temporarily relocate while areas are being cleaned. 

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