Education

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The Performance Funding Work Group meets in Frankfort Wednesday to establish recommendations for a portion of higher education state appropriation. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University President Bob Davies is addressing public concern over the presence of a controversial political group on campus last week. 

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  State figures show corporal punishment is being used less often as a disciplinary method in Kentucky public schools.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is closing Wednesday for a full-scale mock crisis drill. 

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.

As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide. And one of the biggest challenges: myths that can cloud their judgment.

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Update: Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies responds

Members of an organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group” were on Murray State’s campus this week recruiting members.

MSU officials say the so-called Traditionalist Workers Party is not affiliated with the university, but paid for and reserved a table in the Curris Center, a public space.

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An African-American student at Western Kentucky University says a recent act of vandalism has made her become more aware of her surroundings. 

Cheyenne Mitchell’s car was keyed with a racial slur this week while parked on campus.

Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.

You might call it a silent epidemic.

Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.

So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.

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   A national anti-bullying advocate is calling a controversial article published by a western Kentucky high school newspaper a “learning opportunity.”

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A traveling western Kentucky educator is holding science classes for children based on the national gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO!

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