Education

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.

Many of those schools subscribed to the no excuses discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you can prevent bigger issues from erupting.

J. Tyler Franklin

A Jefferson County grand jury has declined to return an indictment in connection with the sex scandal involving the University of Louisville men’s basketball program.

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The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand.

Today, more Americans graduate high school and go on to college than ever before. But as the country becomes more diverse — the Census Bureau expects that by 2020 more than half of the nation's children will be part of a minority race or ethnic group — are colleges and universities ready to serve them?

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The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has awarded facilities construction grants to 10 public libraries across the commonwealth totaling $20 million dollars over 20 years.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we learn about the “Kentucky Meat Shower” and examine Deflation and Great Depression Prices in Kentucky.

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.

Dorothy, of Spring Hill, Fla., has a 15-year-old son with spina bifida and developmental delays, and her 13-year-old daughter is, she says, "mildly autistic." Neither was happy at public school.

"My son was in a lockdown classroom with gang members. It was a bad situation. I was afraid he was going to get hurt," Dorothy says. "My daughter was getting bullied because she spoke out of turn or would get upset easily. Twenty kids in a classroom was a lot for her."

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Christian County Public Schools is receiving more than $4.2 million in the second round of Work Ready Skills Initiative funding. 

UT Martin Office of University Relations

The University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver has named Dr. Rich Helgeson as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. 

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An exhibit featuring a Titan 1 missile debuted Tuesday at the Discovery Park of America.

The missile was transported from the Huntsville Space Center in Alabama to the Union City, Tennessee, museum last summer where it underwent restoration.

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