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The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has decided not to act on hiring a new chancellor for its Carbondale campus.

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A Tennessee education group is aiming to get high school students interested in teaching.

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Murray State University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremony is this Saturday.

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Students from across the U.S. are expected to arrive in Kentucky this week to participate in a national archery competition.

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Owensboro Innovation Academy is adding another new opportunity to a public high school that’s already breaking the mold. The school is partnering with Brescia University to give students the chance to earn a two-year associates degree while they’re getting their high school diploma.

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students who take out college loans.

The rest of the country may be talking about health care this week, but you must be a die-hard education fan. NPR Ed has just the weekly news roundup you need. And, actually, we do have a health care note.

Health care bill would cut assistance to special education students

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McCracken County Public Schools named Brian Harper their new superintendent on Friday. 

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Update: We have updated a portion of this story to detail enrollment issues. Overall enrollment was down this past academic year, however there was an increase in new freshmen and transfer enrollment.  We had previously reported the decline involved the new academic standards, however the decline is due to a variety of factors listed below and enrollment under the new academic standards has increased. We apologize for the error and any confusion.

Murray State’s president said the university is “in good shape” as performance funding goes into effect next academic year. Bob Davies outlined parameters in a ‘university update’ Thursday afternoon that include increasing the number of Bachelor’s degrees earned, an emphasis on STEM+H degrees and greater focus on low-income and minority students among other factors.

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is extending their search for provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. 

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