Education

WKCTC Logo, Wikimedia Commons

A search to find the next president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is about to start. WKCTC’s founding president Barbara Veazey is retiring June 30th after 14 years at the helm. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

A day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin issued an order cutting the state’s current contribution to higher education by 4.5 percent, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear said that move is illegal.

In a news conference late Friday afternoon, Beshear — the state’s top law enforcement official — told Bevin to rescind his order, which made the cuts to state colleges and universities. He said if the governor did not do so within seven days, his office would file suit.

Allison Crawford, WKMS

Paducah School of Art and Design officials met Thursday night for the grand opening of the institution’s 2D and Graphic Design Building.

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education has received a $100,000 grant aimed at creating a career-readiness plan for high schoolers.

Those funds come from the New Skills for Youth program, developed by JPMorgan Chase along with the Council of Chief State School Officers and Advance CTE.

Dr. Howard Whiteman, via Murray State University

A Murray State University post-doctoral researcher and her collaborators have secured a $20,000 federal grant to allow young ecologists to attend the 30th annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology in Exeter, England.  

Bill Haslam, via Facebook

The Tennessee House has approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to give six public four-year universities their own boards.

On any given weekend, the Washington, D.C., public library system offers nearly a dozen classes. You can try Matt McEntee's class, where he'll teach you how to fix anything from a clock to a broken heart. Maybe you're interested in creating a photo book, or you'd like to get better at Microsoft Word?

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The Kentucky Department of Education is hosting town hall meetings as the state begins developing a new accountability system. Congress recently reauthorized the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts much of the responsibility for schools from the federal government to the state. 

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After months of fundraising, Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center will purchase and expand into the former McCracken County School Board property in Paducah. 

The nonprofit is partnering with regional behavioral health care provider Mountain Comprehensive Care to finance the deal.

Murray State University

Murray State officials have named a new Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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