Education

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The number of Kentuckians graduating from higher education rose sharply over the last decade.

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UPDATE: The march is now set for Thursday, February 25. The event was originally scheduled for February 29, but organizers decided to change the date to a day when lawmakers would convene at 2 p.m. rather than 4 p.m.

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Kentucky’s improving economy is driving steep declines in community college enrollment, but the head of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System says those schools are not losing their relevance. In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Dr. Jay Box said community colleges remain key in building a stronger workforce which translates into a stronger middle class.

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Murray State is one of three Kentucky universities to receive federal funds aimed at improving preschool through twelfth grade (P-12) educator quality. 

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Here's a list of school closings and delays for Monday, February 15. This list will be updated. 

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Legislation seeking to establish a statewide definition for bullying in schools has passed the state House.  

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As legislators debate Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget, which includes a 9-percent cut to higher education funding, university leaders are working to convince lawmakers of the impacts the cuts would have. Meanwhile, education officials are contemplating a switch to a performance-based funding model.

MSU Music Director Named Teacher of the Year

Feb 11, 2016
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A Murray State University music professor is 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Todd Hill will receive the Kentucky Music Educators Association award at a conference in Louisville later this month.

The principal of a Henderson County school has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested over the weekend for pointing a gun at her boyfriend.

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Murray Independent School District is in the process of building a new high school. Superintendent Bob Rogers says the project will cost $16 million.

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