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3:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Paducah Superintendent Greene Announces Resignation

Paducah Public Schools superintendent Randy Greene is resigning next summer, after 10 years on the job. Greene made the announcement at Monday's Board of Education meeting.

Board of Education chair Danette Humphrey said the board will form a search committee to begin a nationwide search. The committee will forward the results of its search to the board, which will then select candidates to interview.

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Education
4:33 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education Angling for More State Funding

CPE President Dr. Robert King

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is making a run at more funding for state colleges and universities.

The CPE will ask the legislature for 4.9  and 5.3 percent increases respectively for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. The request comes as higher education state funding has dropped by nearly a third since 2008.

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Education
3:23 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Calloway County High School Evacuates Students After Bomb Threat

Credit Chad Lampe

Calloway County High students are back in the classroom this afternoon following an evacuation in response to a bomb threat found written on the wall of one of the school's bathrooms. 

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Education
1:39 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

KCTCS President Announces 2015 Retirement

Credit Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Dr. Michael B. McCall, the founding president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, announced his retirement Friday from the system he created and led for 16 years. 

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Education
11:05 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Selects Jay Allen as New Head

Credit Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Dr. Jay Allen, Ph.D, has been named the next president of Hopkinsville Community College. 

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Education
11:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations

Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has released preliminary recommendations for consideration in the 2014-15 fiscal budgeting process.

The 48 proposals are the product of MSU’s three budget task force subcommittees. The subcommittees began work in September, after the university encountered almost $2 million in state pension obligations and a 700,000-dollar health insurance increase. 

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Education
7:24 am
Fri November 15, 2013

TN Panel Reviewing Veterans’ Education Opportunities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants to help veterans seeking a higher education.

He has formed a task force to evaluate how to best serve those seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

The task force will try to raise the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school from 32% to 55% by the year 2025.

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Education
7:11 am
Thu November 14, 2013

TN Lawmakers Request Textbook Review

The heads of two Tennessee state legislative committees say the process for selecting books for state schools needs to be fixed.

Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell have sent a letter to the State Board of Education asking the panel to re-examine the list of books recommended by the state Textbook Commission.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate

Credit mspmentor.net

Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites.

Harrison's statement comes a day after a proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.

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Education
6:31 am
Wed November 13, 2013

3 Out Of 5 KY High School Students Going To College

Encouraging numbers from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics show nearly three out of five high school graduates in 2011 enrolled in college. Education Secretary Thomas Zawacki released the numbers yesterday.

More than 27,000 of the state's public high school grads in 2011 continued their educations.

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