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Education
7:47 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Legislature Moves to Set Planning Time Minimum for Teachers

The Kentucky House has overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring teachers to be paid for a minimum of 120 minutes a week for non-teaching activities. 

Bill sponsor Rita Smart says having adequate planning time in the daily schedule seems to be a bigger issue for elementary teachers.

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Education
7:30 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Mid-Continent University President Steps Aside, School Will Not Close

Credit midcontinent.edu

Mid-Continent University’s president Dr Robert Imhoff is stepping aside amidst the school’s precarious financial crisis. 

In a Saturday morning board meeting, MCU officials appointed Dr. Ken Winters of Murray to replace Imhoff as active president. 

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Education
2:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Could Be Given Transfer Status to MSU

Mid-Continent University is undergoing a deep financial crisis that could result in the school's closure.  In turn, many are wondering what would happen to the students. 

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Education
4:44 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Mid-Continent University "Doing Everything They Can To Stay Open"

Credit midcontinent.edu

A Mid-Continent University official says they’re doing everything they can to keep the university open despite a dire financial situation.

More than 2500 students attend the Mayfield-based Christian University. 

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Education
4:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Paducah Schools Extend School Day Hours To Make Up For Snow

Credit Paducah Public Schools

As many area schools are tacking on days to the school year following a large number of snow-days, one district is replacing those missed days another way. 

Paducah Public Schools will keep students in class an extra 15 minutes at the end of the day starting February 24th until the end of the year. 

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Education
2:14 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New Initiatives in Student Employment at Murray State

A change is in the making that will effect Murray State students regarding campus employment. MSU currently employs over 2,500 students on the main campus and demand for jobs is increasing. Officials are trying to meet the growing need of students seeking employment as a means to finance their education while on campus and to improve job placement after graduation. Murray State Vice President for Student Affairs Don Robertson and Director of Career Services Ross Meloan visit Sounds Good to talk about the new initiatives both on and off campus. 

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Higher Education
4:12 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Former KY Sec. State Grayson Passed Over for Transy-U President's Position

Credit transy.edu

 

 Transylvania University's new president comes to Kentucky from New England, but not Harvard.  Dr. Seamus Carey will lead the Lexington private school. He is currently the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Higher Education
2:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Randy Dunn Officially Named New SIU President

Credit Youngstown State University

UPDATE: 

Southern Illinois University’s next president is Randy Dunn.

According to WSIU, Trustees made the announcement today at the SIU Edwardsville campus.

Board Chairman Randal Thomas says he doesn’t expect big changes from Dunn right away, but expects he’ll leave his mark sooner rather than later. 

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Education
3:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Ky. House Backs Funding for Child Care Rating Expansion

The Kentucky House is backing a significant expansion of the early child care provider rating system.   It will mean hundreds more child care centers will be able to tap into the “Star Rating” program offered by the state.  The expansion will necessitate training paid for by federal dollars through the “Race to the Top” grant program.  

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Education
8:01 am
Fri February 14, 2014

MCPS Board of Education Approves Changes to Reidland Area Schools, District Facilities Plan

At a special called McCracken County Board of Education meeting  last night Superintendent Nancy Waldrop recommended a timeline for implementation of the Amended District Facilities Plan.

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