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3:15 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Transgender Hopkins County High School Student Working on Petition to Use Bathroon of Choice

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Updated 1/31/15 12:22 p.m.  

A Madisonville North Hopkins High School transgender student is working on a petition to allow him to use the bathroom he chooses instead of the handicap one made available for those who identify as transgender. School officials haven’t yet received the petition, but say they’ll seek legal guidance although they aren’t aware of any laws regulating bathroom use.

Meanwhile State Senator C.B. Embry filed a bill this month requiring students use the restroom corresponding to their anatomical gender.

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Education
10:01 am
Fri January 30, 2015

NSF Grant Expands Rural Tech Education at Hopkinsville Community College

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Hopkinsville Community College has been awarded its first National Science Foundation grant, a $200k award through the Advanced Tech Education program. It's called "Technological Education for the Rural Community" and focuses on access, low math comprehension and employability. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with faculty members Sherry McCormack of math and Stuart Zieman of industrial electronics to learn more about their project.

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Education
3:29 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Kentucky’s Office of Early Childhood Launches Online Training Program

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Early childhood professionals in Kentucky now have access to a free online resource to help improve their understanding of child development.

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Education
3:27 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Kindergartner Walks Away from Henry County Elementary School

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Henry County, Tennessee school officials are reviewing procedures after a kindergarten student walked away from Lakewood Elementary earlier this week and was found near the four-lane Austin Peay Memorial Highway.

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Education
2:59 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Former HCC President Resigns from KCTCS Amid Allegations of Harassment

Jim Selbe
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The former president of Hopkinsville Community College has now resigned from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System entirely after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him.

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Education
11:27 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Hopkinsville HS Students Allege Discrimination Over LGBT Related Yearbook Quote

Brooklyn Fosberg
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Hopkinsville High School has refused to run three students’ senior yearbook quotes that reference their LGBT lifestyles, and one of them has filed a petition against the school board saying its discrimination.

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Education
2:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

MSU President Bob Davies Talks State Government, Higher Education and a Campus Tobacco Ban

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

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Education
9:53 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 1:22 pm

Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can't always agree on what it is.

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Education
2:59 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

WKU President: Free Community College Plan Has Little Chance of Becoming Reality

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WKU President Gary Ransdell says he thinks President Obama’s plan to make community college free has little chance of becoming reality.

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, the President announced a plan to offer two years of tuition-free community college to students who maintained certain academic standards.

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Kentucky Community & Technical College System Releases Details of President Emeritus Deal

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As the new — and paid — president emeritus of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Michael McCall will attend meetings, give advice, provide executive coaching, help hire new executives and help run a system-wide leadership academy now bearing his name.

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