Education

Caldwell County Schools Facebook

Caldwell County School District submitted their district facilities plan with $34,386,850 of improvements needed. 

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This year marks the 15th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event, a day where college and university students display their research projects to lawmakers in Frankfort all to advocate undergraduate research. Murray State coordinators Jody Cofer Randall and Dr. David Pizzo speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the multi-school effort.

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Murray State University has established a pair of budget task forces to identify potential program cuts.

The move is a response to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed state budget that will reduce higher education funding, including a nine percent cut for Murray State effective July 1st.

University of Kentucky College of Engineering - Paducah Campus, Facebook

A team of chemical engineering students from the University of Kentucky’s Paducah campus has won a federal grant of nearly $15,000 for the third time to further research on non-synthetic pesticides. 

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Long-time Winston-Salem basketball coach Clarence "Big House" Gaines was born and raised in Paducah. He went on to win numerous awards, including being one of the few African American coaches inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, about the legacy of Big House Gaines and his thoughts on Paducah and the region before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement.

Tens of thousands of Tennessee students steadied their clammy, test-day hands over a keyboard several days ago. And, for many, nothing happened.

It was the state's first time giving standardized exams on computers, but the rollout couldn't have gone much worse.

In lots of places, the testing platform slowed to a crawl or appeared to shut down entirely. Within hours, Tennessee scrapped online testing for the year.

The move comes after schools spent millions of dollars to buy additional PCs and to improve their wi-fi networks.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The search for a new Murray State University provost is on hold until the university’s budget is finalized pending the outcome of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education. 

Kentucky House Democrats, via Twitter

Several presidents of Kentucky colleges and universities testified Thursday in Frankfort at a hearing aimed at getting their input on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education funding.

When Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views.

UT Martin Awarded Grant for Mobile Energy Classroom

Feb 17, 2016
University of Tennessee at Martin via Facebook

The University of Tennessee at Martin will establish a mobile classroom about energy energy under a $147,000 USDA grant.

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