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2:25 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Discovery Park Of America Welcomes 23,000 Visitors In First Month

More than 50 days since its opening, Union City's Discovery Park of America is enjoying strong visitor numbers and positive feedback.  

In the month of November, more than 23,000 people entered the 50-acre, $80-million park financed by Entrepreneur and Union City native Robert Kirkland. 

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the park is a popular spot for field trips. But the booming popularity opening week initially resulted in long lines at ticket counters.

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Education
8:27 am
Tue December 24, 2013

KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education

Credit Kentucky LRC

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.

The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.

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Education
7:19 am
Mon December 23, 2013

TN Gets Money For Higher Ed Assistance

Tennessee is one of three states receiving a million dollar grant to increase on-time college completion rates.

The Tennessee Board of Regents announced today that the three-year grant will come in cash and technical assistance from the Lumina Foundation for Education and in partnership with Complete College America.

Education officials say the grant supports the state's higher education reform efforts that help students finish a degree in two years from a community college and in four years from a university.

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Education
7:07 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Mid-Continent Put on Warning Status with Accrediting Group for Second Year

Credit midcontinent.edu

Mayfield's Mid-Continent University is on an accrediting group’s warning status for a second consecutive year.

Mid-Continent spokesperson Bill Bartleman says the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved remedies to 10 of the 13 issues it raised a year ago after Mid-Continent’s 10-year accreditation reaffirmation review.

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Education
12:37 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform

Credit wikipedia.com

A group of lawmakers and youth stakeholders has made recommendations for how to improve Kentucky’s juvenile justice system to address low-level youth offenders who cost tax payers millions of dollars while receiving preventative services too late.

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Education
6:44 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Waldrop Announces Retirement From McCracken County Schools

McCracken County Superintendent Nancy Waldrop says she will not accept another contract with the district.

In an email yesterday Waldrop said during her time at McCracken County schools she has been able to keep a successful district with decreasing funds and no new taxes.

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Education
6:30 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Kentucky Education Group Says New Teachers Need More Supports

Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 3:54 pm

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has presented its recommendations to lawmakers on how to improve teacher quality in Kentucky.

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Education
12:01 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Kentucky Gets $44 Million For Early Childhood Education

Credit www.education.ky.gov

Kentucky officials say they want to make the state's voluntary rating system for childcare facilities mandatory and they will have help in the amount of $44 million to do it.

That’s the amount of money Kentucky won as part of the federal government’s Race to the Top grant competition for early childhood education. It's the third round of such funding provided by the the U.S. Department of Education with help from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Education
4:11 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Transfer Rate Up in Kentucky, While Low-Income Students Face Some Hardships

A Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education report released today has found more than 12,000 students transferred from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to four-year institutions, more than meeting its goal of 9,580.

The annual accountability report measures college readiness, student success, economic and community development and innovation for the 2011-2012 academic year with goals set to be met by the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Education
5:02 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

School Closings for Thursday, December 12

The following school systems are delayed or canceled for Thursday, Dec. 12:

Ballard County Schools are closed Thursday.

Carlisle County Schools are closed Thursday. Staff is to report at 8 a.m.

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