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6:20 am
Wed October 30, 2013

TN Program Seeks To Create More School Principals

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is launching a new leadership program he hopes will create a pipeline of highly trained principals for schools.

The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the program.

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Education
4:31 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Ky. Office of Education Accountability Finds Multiple Violations in McCracken County Schools

After concluding an investigation, the Kentucky General Assembly Office of Education Accountability has found McCracken County Public Schools and Superintendent Nancy Waldrop in violation of several statutes.

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Education
4:11 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

MSU Enrollment at All-Time High

For the second consecutive year, Murray State University has posted an all-time high enrollment.

A 1 percent increase on last fall’s number moves the Murray State enrollment figure up to an estimated 10,943 students.

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Education
9:06 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TN To Review Textbooks

Tennessee lawmakers are planning a hearing on the panel that vets textbooks for use in public schools.

The Senate's education and government operations committees are scheduled to hold two days of joint hearings on the Tennessee Textbook Commission beginning next Monday.

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Education
6:54 am
Mon October 28, 2013

KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot

Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers. The seven states — which also include Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Washington — will work over two years to improve teacher preparation.

The Network for Transforming Education Preparation was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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Education
6:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Bullying A Problem For KY Teens

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The Kentucky Department of Education has completed an informal survey of middle and high school students that shows bullying remains a problem on campus and online.

The department partnered with family resource and youth service centers to anonymously quiz randomly selected students across the state on a variety of topics. The review found nearly half of middle school students said they had been bullied on school grounds.

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Education
1:13 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

KDE Study Shows Students Eating Better

Kentucky middle and high school students are eating better, according to a Department of Education report. The Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey compares public school students’ healthy living habits every two years.

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Education
7:04 am
Fri October 25, 2013

TN Report Provides Figures On Bullying In Schools

A new report shows there were more than 7,500 cases of bullying reported in Tennessee's public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

The report was released by the state Education Department. Officials say 5,478 of the 7,555 cases were confirmed after investigation.

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Education
3:38 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Provides Awareness Resources

This is Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 20-26). Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center Director Karen McCuiston  is promoting awareness that bullying, violence and risky behaviors threaten school safety and visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Education
11:25 am
Thu October 24, 2013

MSU Football Player Arrested, Charged with Assault

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Murray State University football player Walter Powell is being charged with fourth-degree assault and theft after an incident with his ex-girlfriend this week at the Calloway County Fairgrounds.

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