Education

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

As we reflect on Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary today, much of what we know about that event and World War II is in part due to the work of an historian from western Kentucky. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State University Pogue Library Special Collections curator Sarah Hopley about the library's namesake, Forrest C. Pogue, and his work during and after WWII. He also created the library's oral histories collection, featuring voices from numerous individuals from the region, including many who vividly remember Pearl Harbor and WWII. 

Rhonda Miller

Kentucky manufacturers are confronting a problem facing the entire United States – a shortage of skilled workers for technically sophisticated industries. A recent study found that two million manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will go unfilled over the next decade due to a lack of trained workers. A program developed in the Owensboro region is confronting that shortage with an apprenticeship program called GO FAME. 

At Sun Windows in Owensboro, President Frank Anderson says the machinery for production gets more sophisticated every year.

U of L Put On Probation After Governor’s Trustee Changes

Dec 6, 2016
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A collegiate accreditation agency has placed the University of Louisville on probation, citing interference with its board of trustees.

Graves County Schools

A longtime Graves County Schools board member has been nominated to lead a group advocating for public education across the state.  

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.

So, yes, fake news is a big problem.

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Update Monday Evening:

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend 10 academic programs.  Three other  academic offerings are undergoing redesign.

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A new report shows students with disabilities and students of color were most likely to be restrained and secluded in Kentucky schools in 2014-15. 

Student parent.

Ever heard that term? It's used for a student who is also a parent, and there are nearly 5 million of them in colleges around the country. That's over a quarter of the undergraduate population, and that number has gone up by around a million since 2011.

It can be really, really expensive to be a student parent, especially if you need to pay for child care while you're in class.

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A judge says he expects to rule this month in the University of Kentucky's open records lawsuit against the student newspaper on campus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports lawyers for UK and the Kentucky Kernel argued in court Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records. 

Paducah Tilghman High School via Facebook

  If Paducah City Schools receive the $9.8 million towards a new technology center. The school system is among finalists requesting the funds from the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative, a $100 million dollar statewide effort to encourage communities to build a highly-trained workforce.

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