Education

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Kentucky's education commissioner has ordered public schools to stop using a form of Aikido training to physically restrain students.

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The University of Louisville's acting president says the school can function well despite turmoil that has left the makeup of the board of trustees in question.

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Murray State University journalism professor Dr. Melony Shemberger is now on the board of directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is using $2 million in federal funding to provide dental care for people with HIV or AIDS. 

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Kentucky is being recognized for having one of the highest graduation rates in the country among low-income students. The commonwealth has been named a national leader in closing what's known as the achievement gap.

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A central Kentucky college officially closes on Monday, after 85 years of operation.

Officials at St. Catharine College near Springfield announced in June that the school would shut down, citing declining enrollment and a dispute with the U.S. Department of Education over a cut in financial aid.

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As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

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There are four finalists in the search for president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box unveiled the list Thursday.  

There's a new book out about the student loan crisis, or what author Sandy Baum suggests is a "bogus crisis." Baum, a financial aid expert and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, claims it has been manufactured by the media in search of a spicy story and fueled by politicians pushing "debt free college" proposals.

We had a few questions for Baum about the book, Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education.

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University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

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