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10:13 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

New Paducah Public School Superintendent Wants to "Close the Gap"

Retiring Superintendent Randy Greene (Left) Incoming Superintendent Donald Shively (Right)
Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah School Board voted unanimously to hire Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Programs Donald Shively to be the district's next superintendent during a special meeting Monday.

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Education
10:25 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Calloway County Board of Education Outlines Superintendent Search Process

The Calloway County Board of Education have started the search process to hire a new superintendent by June 15.  

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Education
7:19 am
Fri March 28, 2014

McCracken County Schools Name New Superintendent

The  McCracken County School Board voted unanimously to hire Lyon County Superintendent Quin Sutton to be the district's next superintendent during a special meeting Thursday.

Sutton praised the district mentioning its distinguished status and a highly successful athletics program.

“The board already has the goals set," he said. "They want to be a top 100 high school in the country and they want to be a top 2% district in the state of Kentucky. How do you get there? The main way of getting there is making sure kids know they are they’re cared for that they’re loved for everyday they walk in that building,”

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Education
7:02 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Kentucky Senate Once Again Tries For Charter Schools

A bill that would open the door to charter schools in Kentucky has passed the state Senate, although similar legislation has previously failed to gain traction in the Democratic-led House.

The measure passed by a 22-14 party line vote—not unlike the vote last year.

The bill would allow certified teaching staff and parents to petition the principal of a low-achieving school for a vote on whether a privately run charter organization should be in charge of the school.

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Education
4:47 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

West Kentucky School District Set to Return to 5-Day Week

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One of the first school districts in the state to implement a 4-day week has voted to return to the 5-day grind.

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Education
4:40 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Miller Says Neither State Budget Plan Bodes Well for Murray State

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Murray State University President Tim Miller says the Kentucky Senate’s budget proposal that passed Monday has downsides for the university as does the state House’s proposal.

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Education
4:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Meet Hopkinsville Community College's New President, Dr. Jay Allen

Credit Dr. Jay Allen, Twitter

In late 2013, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System announced the appointment of Dr. Jay S. Allen as the next president of Hopkinsville Community College. Dr. Allen comes from his position as Vice President of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College System. He brings over 18 years of experience as a community college administrator. Kate Lochte learns more about Dr. Allen in a conversation on Sounds Good, including some of his plans for the future of HCC.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

A Conversation with Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State's Next President

Coming from the West, Dr. Robert O. "Bob" Davies assumes the presidency of Murray State University this July. Dr. Davies and his sister thought of themselves as "university brats" growing up. Kate Lochte speaks with Davies about his family and his experiences interviewing for his new job, from his office at EOU.

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Education
12:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Calloway County School Board Declines to Renew Bargo's Contract

Calloway County Schools District Office
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This is Calloway County Schools Superintendent Kennith Bargo's last year at the helm following the Board of Education's vote last night against renewing his contract. 

The board’s unanimous decision came following an executive session at the district’s central office yesterday.

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Education
4:02 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Graves County Schools Declares Cuba Elementary as Surplus Property

Despite pleas from community members the Graves County Board of Education has declared Cuba Elementary School surplus property to be sold in a public auction.  

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