Education

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Bob Davies is inviting the university community to be involved in a series of surveys and forums aimed to promote a so-called ‘Marketplace of Ideas.’  

Davies sent out a letter last night saying the move for engagement comes in light of the vitriolic rhetoric and divide among issues of race, equality, social justice and personal safety in the country today.

KYTC

Kentucky is officially out of compliance with federal driver’s license and ID regulations after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security didn’t grant another extension for the state to enact stricter standards. The previous extension expired Monday.

With her infant son in a sling, Monique Black strolls through a weekend open house in the gentrified Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. There are lots of factors to consider when looking for a home — in this one, Monique notices, the tiny window in the second bedroom doesn't let in enough light. But for parents like Black and her husband, Jonny, there's a more important question: How good are the nearby schools?

WKU

Western Kentucky University is hosting training sessions for faculty, staff and students who are interested in reaching out to members of the LGBT community.

The teenage brain has been characterized as a risk-taking machine, looking for quick rewards and thrills instead of acting responsibly. But these behaviors could actually make teens better than adults at certain kinds of learning.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

3rd Update: This incident was determined to be a false alarm.  

2nd Update: Murray State Police have issued an alert that the subject has been identified and located. Resume normal activities.

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The age cutoff for kindergarten in Kentucky is moving up two months next year.

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Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges plus universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below benchmark academic achievement scores.

Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on co-requisite course work.  Eastern Kentucky University Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.1 million to Murray State’s Science Department.

WKYU

A Daviess Circuit Court judge is recusing himself from presiding over the case of a well-known Owensboro businessman.  Judge Joe Castlen has announced that he will step down from hearing Billy Joe Miles’ case.

Miles is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home over the summer.  He pleaded not guilty this week to charges of rape, sodomy, and bribing a witness. 

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