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2:46 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Jesse Stuart Papers Return to Murray State Archives

MSU Deans of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray

Murray State's Jesse Stuart Collection contains the published works of southern Appalachia novelist and author Jesse Hilton Stuart. The collection includes numerous first editions, journals, foreign language editions, paperbacks, and signed copies. Stuart donated the collection to the university in 1961. MSU's Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray joined Kate in the studio to talk about the papers' return from Morehead State University. 

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Education
7:13 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Report Gives TN High Marks In Teacher Reforms

Tennessee is among three states receiving high marks for their teacher policies. The National Council on Teacher Quality graded all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Tennessee, Louisiana and Rhode Island all received a B.

The highest grade was Florida with a B-plus.

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Education
7:09 am
Thu January 30, 2014

KY House Passes School Accountability Bill

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The Kentucky House voted to strengthen accountability standards for public school districts in the wake of financial misdeeds among some school officials.

The measure requires school finance officers to make monthly reports to local school boards and provide an annual report to the state Education Department.

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Education
3:54 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

UIU Link Connects Students to Web Courses Across Universities

UIU Link is a new brokerage for online accredited higher education courses. The system allows universities and their faculty the ability to seek additional revenue sources and enrollment enrichment by sharing their course seat availability to prospective students from other colleges. Former Murray Town and Gown's Kim Griffo has instituted the new business based at Virginia Tech with an office in Paducah. She joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this new opportunity in the region.

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Education
11:42 am
Tue January 28, 2014

McCracken County School Board Sets Timetable for Superintendent Search

The McCracken County Board of Education hopes to hire a new Superintendent in late March.  

Current superintendent Nancy Waldrop announced in December that she will not be renewing her contract with the district. 

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Education
6:45 am
Tue January 28, 2014

KY House Passes Bill Allowing Insulin Shots In Schools

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to allow more people to give insulin shots to students at school.

The measure would allow school staff members who aren't licensed health care professionals to administer the injections or help students self-administer insulin treatments.

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Education
4:18 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support

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Common Core standards have sustained a blow as one of the nation's largest teachers unions has withdrawn support for the math and english standards. Support for the Common Core in Kentucky is mixed.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Madisonville Community College in Top 150, Competes for $1 Million Prize

Madisonville Community College was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, which will compete for $1 million dollars in prize funds and the 2015 Aspen Prize. Western Kentucky has two of Kentucky's four colleges on the list. The other in our region is WKCTC in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads on Sounds Good about the accolades and what it means for the college.

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Education
7:08 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IL State Board of Ed. Wants More Funds

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The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to approve an extra $1 billion for schools next year.

The state board on Thursday approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.

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Higher Education
3:05 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Rumored MSU Presidential Candidate Finalist for Transy's Top Spot

 

Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is a finalist to be Transylvania University’s next President. 

After losing the U.S. Senate Republican primary to Rand Paul, Grayson left the Secretary of State’s office to be the director of the Harvard Institute of Politics. He’s held the post since 2011.

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