Education

Kentucky Education Association, via Facebook

The leader of a major Kentucky education group wants the next president to tackle the growing amount of student debt piling up in the U.S.

University Of Tennessee Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Jul 6, 2016

The University of Tennessee has reached a $2.48 million settlement with eight women who accused the school of mishandling sexual assault allegations against male student athletes. The federal lawsuit alleged the university violated Title IX regulations and fostered a "hostile sexual environment," listing incidents beginning in 1995.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Facebook

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education, all of which represent manufacturing and technology businesses. 

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Tennessee students may soon be taking standardized tests with paper and pencil. The Department of Education has offered a two-year, $60 million contract to Questar Assessment to administer standardized testing to students from third through eighth grades beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The New Technology Center jointly owned by the Calloway County and Murray Independent School districts is slated to open for the fall semester.

The districts are sharing cost of the new $8 million vocational education building on Johnny Robertson Road, about a mile from both high schools.

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Eight western Kentucky elementary schools are among 63 schools across the state receiving funding for kindergarten readiness programs. United Way Born Learning Academies will be available at schools in McCracken, McLean, Christian, Daviess, Graves, Union, and Webster counties this fall.

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The University of Louisville has ten new trustees. Governor Matt Bevin disbanded the previous board less than two weeks ago amid turmoil over embattled president James Ramsey.

Kevin Willis, WKU Public Radio

Members of the Western Kentucky University presidential search committee are laying out a timeline of next steps in the hiring process.

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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a $402 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

UT Martin, via Facebook

The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has approved tuition increases for the coming fiscal year that the school says are the lowest in 30 years.

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