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According to the latest results released from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 85 percent of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school campuses.

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Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt is holding 11 listening sessions in Kentucky. Sessions begin tonight in Shelbyville and end April 28. He says he wants to know what people value in Kentucky education.

When I first read Originals I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.

But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — is not just a guide for adults.

Its pages are littered with interesting advice on how teachers and parents can encourage and cultivate their kids to be original, too.

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The head of West Kentucky Community and Technical College has announced her retirement.   

Dr. Barbara Veazey's last day will be June 30.

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One of Murray State's leading administrators is stepping down and returning to his previous position.

Dr. Tim Todd has served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs since July, 2015 when Jay Morgan took a position with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

We all know that American college education isn't cheap. But it turns out that it's even less cheap if you look at the numbers more closely.

That's what the Wisconsin HOPE Lab did. The lab, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted four studies to figure out the true price of college.

To get a sense of student realities, researchers interviewed students on college campuses across the state of Wisconsin. But they also examined 6,604 colleges nationally and compared their costs with regional cost-of-living data from the government.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the school will remain viable, but may look dramatically different, if proposed cuts to higher education are enacted in Springfield.

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With the Kentucky General Assembly 2016 session nearing its end next month, Murray State University and other institutions across the commonwealth are waiting for the final verdict on the next state budget. MSU President Bob Davies speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good on how the university is tightening its belt to accommodate anticipated funding cuts.

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In response to looming budget cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Morehead State University has announced plans to place all faculty and staff on a five-day unpaid furlough.

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

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