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Education
9:26 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Kentucky Colleges Award More Degrees This Year Than Ever Before, State Says

The University of Louisville

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 6:02 am

Kentucky’s colleges and universities awarded more degrees than ever before in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a report by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

More than 63,000 degrees and credentials were awarded during the 2013-14 school year—1.2 percent more than last year, but 60 percent more than a decade ago.

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Food
6:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits

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School nutritionists from across the Commonwealth are trying to get more students to eat healthier meals during the instructional day.  About 700 school cooks, managers, and administrators are meeting for a statewide conference this week in Lexington.  Kentucky School Nutrition Association President Sabrina Jewell says 17,000 fewer meals are being served at schools across the state, and the lack of participation is causing a financial crunch for lunch programs in many school districts.

"Because our program is federally funded, we're based off of participation,” Jewell said. “So, if they don't eat, then we don't have the money to run our programs.  General school taxes and all, they don't pay for school nutrition.  We're paid off of the meals that we serve."

 

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Education
2:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

UK Awards Multimedia Rights to JMI Sports

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In one of the most valuable partnerships of its kind in college athletics history, University of Kentucky officials announced Monday that JMI Sports has been awarded UK’s athletics and campus multimedia marketing rights with a 15-year, $210 million agreement. 

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Education
4:04 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Tennessee Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases Across State

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The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year. 

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Education
12:40 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Multiple Murray State Construction Projects in the Works

A rendering of the new BVC building.

Hear the full interview with MSU's Kim Oatman.

As the renovation of Murray State's Hester College nears completion, a university official says there are more projects in the pipeline.

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Education
10:51 am
Fri June 20, 2014

MSU No. 1 in KY for Elementary Program, Though No Institutions Fully Met Student Teaching Standards

Credit NCTQ

Updated 6/20/14 10:36 a.m.

A new National Council on Teacher Quality report has found that not a single Kentucky institution meets its standards for student teaching.

NCTQ says this is the most difficult standard to meet with only 5 percent of colleges and universities satisfying the group’s requirements. 

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Education
3:44 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

University of Tennessee Raises Tuition 6% Ahead of State Board of Regents Vote

Credit tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a six percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, effective for the 2014 fall semester.

Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville.

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Education
2:46 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Calloway County School Board Wanted Long-Term Leadership, Hired Retired Superintendent

Credit Calloway County Schools

The Calloway County School Board still has no details on its new superintendent’s contract after naming interim Steve Hoskins to the position last week.

Previous superintendent Kennith Bargo resigned in April after the board did not renew his two-year contract. The board said they were looking for long-term leadership, yet since Hoskins retired as superintendent in 2010 his contract must be reviewed each year as the Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System requires.

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Education
11:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading

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Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

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