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10:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards

Kentucky schools will begin using the new Next Generation Science Standards this fall.

While controversial, supporters say the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers. Critics, however, worry that evolution will be taught as fact, but Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it will be considered as theory, and he says man-made climate change will be treated the same. 

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Education
8:38 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Tough Week For The Common Core

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 9:16 am

A few months ago, when I told friends and media colleagues that I was interested in the Common Core State Standards, the most common response was "What's that?"

Now, it seems, everyone has an opinion about the Core.

And right now, opinions about the K-12 learning goals for math and English that have spread nearly nationwide are trending toward the heated.

While the school year is winding down, education policy sure isn't. This past week brought a bunch of front-page news on the Common Core.

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Higher Education
3:45 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise

Regent Marylin Reed Buchanon receives honor for board service from Chair Curris..
Chad Lampe

Murray State’s Board of Regents has set the university’s budget and it includes a five percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year. The increase, with added fees, ups the cost for attendance for full time in-state students by $174.00 per semester (*correction we inaccurately reported the increase for the academic year). The increased tuition is estimated to add $4.9m to the operating budget. Housing rates will also rise four percent.

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Higher Education
10:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

MSU's Board Set to Pass Budget Friday

Murray State University’s Board of Regents is poised to approve its annual budget at its quarterly meeting Friday.  MSU’s leadership team has spent another year looking to cut expenses and find more revenue as state funding continues to decline for state universities.

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Education
12:28 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Christian County Board of Ed Denies It Wrongfully Closed Lacy Elementary

Credit http://lacy.christian.kyschools.us/

Updated 2:48 p.m.

The Christian County Board of Education’s lawyer has denied allegations that it wrongfully made plans to close Lacy Elementary School.

Attorney Jack Lackey’s response says the board of education does not have enough information to determine if some of the allegations are true, including the school board members’ surprise at the facility’s age and their comment that student’s “would survive” long bus rides to school.

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Education
9:17 am
Wed June 4, 2014

What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 8:32 am

As we're detailing this week, teachers and school leaders have a lot of work to do to adopt curricula aligned with the new Common Core State Standards.

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Education
4:02 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Graves Residents File Emergency Injunction to Halt Cuba Elementary Sale

Credit Paul Schaumburg

The attorney representing the group of disgruntled residents suing the Graves County Board of Education has filed an emergency injunction to halt the sale of Cuba Elementary School.

Lexington attorney Jim Deckard filed the motion with the Franklin Circuit Court Friday calling for the court to prohibit the removal of school equipment tomorrow, June 3, and the auctioning off of the school as surplus property June 18. 

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Education
11:43 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Graves School Board Finalizes Auction Details for Cuba Elementary Sale

Credit Paul Schaumburg

The Graves County Board of Education has finalized plans to auction Cuba Elementary School's facility next month.

During last night’s special meeting, the Board chose Bunch Brothers Auction and Realty Company of Wingo to conduct the sale. 

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Education
9:20 am
Thu May 29, 2014

WKCTC Students to See Tuition Increase

Students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will see an increase in their college bills next semester.

Vice President of Business Affairs Susan Graves says the college will see a 2 percent tuition increase, raising cost per credit hour from $144 to $147 to cover general operating costs.

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Education
4:41 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Austin Peay to Name Its Next President

Alisa White
Credit APSU

Austin Peay State University expects to name Alisa White as its new president.

A university press release says the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone next week to consider White for the position.

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