Education

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Another semester is in the books at Murray State University. As we look ahead to 2018, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies, reflecting on the Fall semester and efforts underway in the upcoming year. They recap the commencement ceremony last weekend, discuss a recent student engagement survey, describe 'aggressive' enrollment efforts and partnerships in Europe... and some New Years resolutions.

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University of Louisville trustees say they have resolved their differences with the foundation serving as the school's investment arm. 

In 2013, Las Cruces High School in New Mexico created a training video to teach students how to perform a "lockdown" drill.

In the video, the teacher turns off the lights, locks the door, and places a black strip of paper over the door's window. The students close the blinds and huddle on the floor, away from the windows and the door.

Schools across the country are nervously watching to see if the Federal Communications Commission chooses to repeal Obama-era regulations that protect an open internet, often referred to as "net neutrality."

The 2015 rules are meant to prevent internet providers, such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, from controlling what people can watch and see on the internet. Companies can't block access to any websites or apps, and can't meddle with loading speeds.

University of Tennessee at Martin via Facebook

The president of the University of Tennessee at Martin Student Government Association said their resolution to support conceal carry on campus is a message to state officials to take up the issue.

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Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten.

In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation's first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time.

In a new report published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management today, researchers were able to show that Tulsa's pre-K program has significant, positive effects on students' outcomes and well-being through middle school.

Christopher Haynes

This story hits close to home for WKMS. We’ve been somewhat of a second home to a Murray State Student for the past two years who’s overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her daily life. She had just one more hurdle before graduation.


Benny Becker, Ohio Valley ReSource

 In eastern Kentucky’s coal country jobs are scarce and many people struggle with substandard housing. Some high school students think they can help tackle those big problems by building tiny houses. As part of the series, “Changing Course,” Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on a project called “Building It Forward” that has vocational students designing, building and selling tiny homes.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's Board of Regents discussed in their December meeting interim Title IX rules, President Bob Davies' contract, Fall enrollment numbers, a preliminary budget assessment, academic overview and moving forward with plans for buildings on campus among other topics. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

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