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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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Education
4:40 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Tennessee Students Rank High in Academic Growth on National Report Card

A new education report shows Tennessee students are leading the way in academic growth.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress report measures fourth and eighth grade students in reading and math on a 500-point scale.

Tennessee students gained 22 points overall since the report was last released in 2011. The score is just one point below Washington, D.C.’s 23 point increase. Tennessee’s largest gains were in fourth grade math.

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Forum Encourages Girls to Pursue Careers in Science and Related Fields

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Cindy Ragland  is coordinating the West Kentucky Forum of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, coming up Thursday, November 14th, to interest girls 3rd grade and older in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Collaborative and the event. 

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

ACT Can't Run 'Stress Tests' After Technical Glitches; Kentucky Considering Other Options

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 12:45 pm

The ACT testing company says it’s unable to run "stress tests" this fall that were requested by the Kentucky Department of Education following technical glitches with the test last spring.

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Education
4:53 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

MSU and Calloway Co. HS Participate in Japanese Youth Exchange

Credit Kakehashi Project - U.S. Portion by Japan Foundation, Facebook

Murray State hosts 25 Kobe Gakuin students with the Youth Exchange Kakehashi Project, called 'The Bridge for Tomorrow,' through Saturday (November 9). Murray State students participated in the same program and visited Japan for 10 days as one of the seven representative US Universities accepted in the exchange this May. Calloway County High School Students also participated in a trip. Murray State Senior Lecturer of Japanese Yoko Hatakeyama speaks with Kate Lochte about how this opportunity evolved for the students. 

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Education
3:19 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Names Finalists In Presidential Search

Hopkinsville Community College has narrowed the list of names of potential candidates for a new college president. 

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Education
2:34 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Army Shutters UT Martin ROTC and 12 Other Programs; Aims To Change Demographics

Credit U.S. Army Media

The Army is ending 13 officer training programs nationwide, including the ROTC program at the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

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