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A University of Tennessee at Martin alumna is the new president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.

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Murray State University officials described clean-up work underway, university priorities and where the students will live, following the blast at a residential college last week. 

Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:

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DeVos "presses pause" on for-profit college regulation

Two weeks ago, we reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was rolling back the "gainful employment" rule intended to rein in for-profit colleges. On Friday, she took a further step back.

Welcome to this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, or out of it. In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at Kentucky women in Law Enforcement past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine what happened when Kentuckian immigrants overran a rural part of Michigan.   

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  Earlier this week, the Jefferson County School Board approved a plan to begin a “Males of Color” academy, slated to begin in the 2018-19 school year. And now, JCPS Chief Equity Officer John Marshall is tasked with taking it from concept to reality.

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  A Kentucky school district has approved the creation of an all-male middle school targeted toward serving black and Latino students.


An Owensboro area initiative helping to place high school students from refugee families into summer jobs is proving to be more successful than just temporary work. 

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  The University of Tennessee has announced the lowest tuition increase in more than 30 years. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the board of trustees approved a 1.8 percent increase for in-state undergraduate students Thursday. The trustees also passed a $2.3 billion 2017-2018 budget that includes a $25,667 raise for UT President Joe DiPietro.

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  Amid financial turmoil highlighted in a recent external audit, the University of Louisville Foundation has fired a former president's chief of staff.