Education

Education
1:48 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Calloway County Library Welcomes Holocaust Survivor Fred Gross

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Jenni Todd, WKMS

Calloway County Public Library has a new website for Spring 2015 and its filled with information about community events and activities. Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good with a preview of some of those activities, including a series of programs featuring holocaust survivor Fred Gross and a literacy night on March 26 with education students.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Visionary Day: Exploring Art for Blind & Visually Impaired Students and Their Parents

Kentucky School for the Blind logo
Credit ksb.kyschools.us

Two free events for western Kentucky students who are blind or visually impaired and their parents or siblings as well as school administrators are scheduled for mid-April in Madisonville. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Consultant with the West Kentucky Special Education Cooperative Robbin Cox, whose office is at Lone Oak Middle School.

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Education
2:33 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Student Injured in Christian County School Bus Crash

Credit Mario Sánchez Prada, Wikimedia Commons

A Christian County School bus ran off the road this morning around 6:30 AM, injuring 1 of the 5 students on board.

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Education
10:41 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Meet Murray State International Students Miyanda and Chi Chi

Miyanda and Chi Chi

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies hosts students from 57 countries for their undergraduate and graduate programs. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the Hichilema sisters, Chi Chi and Miyanda from Lusaka, Zambia, the capital of this south central African country. We'll learn about how they came to Murray State, what they think of Murray, their dreams after graduation and how to greet someone in the native language, Tonga.

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School Closings
10:59 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Winter-Related Closings and Cancellations: Friday/Saturday March 6-7

Credit Rob Canning

Murray State University is closed Friday, but will reopen on 8am Saturday. 

We'll update this post as we learn of closures.

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Education
4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

School and Winter-Related Closings: Thursday, March 5 (Murray State University Closed)

Credit Rob Canning, WKMS

We'll update this post as we learn of closures for Thursday, March 5.

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Education
11:11 am
Wed March 4, 2015

School and Winter-Related Closings: Wednesday, March 4 (Murray State University Closed)

Credit Matt Markgraf/WKMS

UPDATED: Mid-day Wednesday

Some institutions in our area have canceled afternoon classes. 

We'll update this post as we learn of closures for Wednesday, March 4.

Scroll down for  a list of business closings and event cancellations. 

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Education
11:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.
LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 8:58 am

Look closely.

Buried deep in President Obama's 2016 budget (Page 41) is a proposal to cut up to 30 questions from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

The Obama administration has already done a lot to make the FAFSA easier — if not shorter. Online technology now allows students to skip questions that don't apply to them.

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Education
3:38 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

TELL Teacher Survey is Open Until March 13

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A voluntary survey that Kentucky teachers take every two years is now available online.

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Education
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, Honors College, Performance Funding System on Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Dr. Bob Davies, Twitter

Murray State President Bob Davies visited the WKMS studios for the latest in a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. He spoke with Chad Lampe on implementing MSU’s upcoming campus-wide tobacco ban, his thoughts on a performance funding for higher education institutions in Kentucky and other topics from last week’s Board of Regents meeting.

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