Education

Ryland Barton

  Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he’ll go to court to challenge the pension overhaul bill passed by lawmakers in the Republican-controlled General Assembly Thursday night.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University will show multiple design options and ask for input on the restoration of J.H. Richmond Residential Hall on April 4.

America needs teachers committed to working with children who have the fewest advantages in life. So for a decade the federal government has offered grants — worth up to $4,000 a year — to standout college students who agree to teach subjects like math or science at lower-income schools.

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Murray State University is partnering with West Kentucky Community and Technical College to sponsor ‘TechMania.’

The event aims to encourage students to pursue a career in Information Technology by giving them the opportunity to play with IT equipment.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Paducah elementary schools have implemented a new program that aims to raise children’s self-esteem and benefit their mental and emotional health.

MATT MARKGRAF, WKMS

  Murray State president Dr. Bob Davies said the current Senate budget will approach a $12 million impact to the university.

Money talks and students walk in this week's edition of the education news roundup.

National student march

Eastern Kentucky University logo, via Wikimedia Commons

Eastern Kentucky University is facing $25 million in budget cuts across the board, amid an increase in pension contributions and cuts to state funding.

By USCapitol ("In God We Trust" Plaque) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust." It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it.

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to "harden" schools, according to a new Gallup poll.

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