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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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Education
6:27 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Graves County Property Tax Fails in Special Election

Graves county residents have voted down a proposed 18% property tax that would have added funding to the county school system.

74% of the more than 6000 votes were cast against the measure in a special election yesterday.

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Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Tools Being Used to 'Flip' the Classroom at MSU

Credit mcgraw-hill.com

Listen to the audio version of this report.

Dr. Brandi King’s office is filled with towering stacks of boxes filled with Lego Mindstorms kits. When she isn’t teaching early childhood and elementary education, King runs Murray State University’s summer robotics camp. The robots that King teaches adolescents to assemble are capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube in five seconds. It’s this technology and these kids that have allowed King a glimpse at the future of education.

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Education
2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kentucky Education Council Grants Funds to Universities

Credit mspmentor.net

The Council on Postsecondary Education is granting four universities, including Murray State, $839,000 to improve teacher quality.

Murray State is receiving $99,000 for a partnership program with Madisonville Community College, the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education. The funds will go to help show science and math teachers how simulations and interdisciplinary problem solving can improve their work with accelerated students. The program also involves six school districts.

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Education
12:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Graves County Special Election Turnout Higher than Expected

Graves County residents are weighing in on the county-wide proposed property tax hike today in higher numbers than expected.

County Clerk Barry Kennemore says most polling stations are reporting steady results but few lines.

He says, if voters keep up the pace, overall turnout could reach 40 percent, which he says is higher than his initial projections. 

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Education
2:02 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 topic for MCLIB Presentation Thursday

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The “Raisin”—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—was the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it’s no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of “brownfield” - ground contaminated by industry - south of Detroit. Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library hosts author and historian Eddie Price for its Evenings Upstairs program - titled "Remember The Raisin!" Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812. Mr. Price joins Kate Lochte for a preview.

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Education
10:34 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money

Credit www.education.ky.gov

The Council for Better Education is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.

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Education
4:41 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 12:52 pm

Some Kentucky superintendents have expressed concern with at least one indicator educators use to measure accountability, and education officials say tweaks to state’s new Unbridled Learning system could be forthcoming.

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Education
6:41 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Union County Tops State Library Attendance

The Union County public library has achieved a No. 1 ranking in attendance for its children's program. The ranking is based on a statistical report of the state's 119 public libraries for the 2011-12 state fiscal year.

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