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6:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Dunn Visits Youngstown State Thursday

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Murray State University President Randy Dunn will visit Youngstown State University tomorrow for a series of open forums.

Dunn is one of three finalists to become Youngstown’s next president.

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Education
7:27 am
Tue April 30, 2013

KY Creates New Education Position

The Kentucky Department of Education has created the new administrative position of chief of staff. The department announced yesterday Madison County superintendent Thomas Floyd has been named to the position, which pays $131,000 a year.  Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the position is needed because of new initiatives related to state-mandated public school reforms and the No Child Left Behind waiver. The chief of staff will also work with what Holliday calls stakeholders and partner groups.  Floyd has been head of Madison County schools since 2008.

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Education
2:35 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Graves County Names New School Superintendent

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The Graves County Board of Education named Kim Harrison as the new superintendent, effective July 1.

Harrison has served as the Graves County assistant superintendent for the past four years and as elementary instructional supervisor for the past eight years. Before that she was the principal at Wingo Elementary School. Harrison has worked in education in Graves County for 13 years.

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Education
10:28 am
Mon April 29, 2013

KY Supreme Court Rules Teachers Actions Not "Conduct Unbecoming"

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a longtime Fayette County elementary school teacher who was suspended without pay for nearly a year and a half for how she disciplined children running in the hall.

In their opinion issued last week, justices found that Rosalind Hurley-Richards did not commit “conduct unbecoming a teacher” when she used physical contact to direct a rowdy second-grade boy toward the principal’s office. The 7-year-old student was not harmed.

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Education
11:45 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Student Musicians Find Inspiration Through Video Games

  

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Traditionally Video games have been championed for their visual accomplishments. Just like any good movie, video games require a musical score to complete the package. Two Murray State students are exploring that music in a Video Game Concert this weekend.

The concert is the brainchild of music student Brittany Young. She said she found a way to bring together her two passions, music and video games.

“I just, was like, you know maybe I can get a little ensemble together maybe I can arrange a little bit,” Young said.

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Education
7:04 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Nearly $200K Available for Kentucky Early Childhood Initiative

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The Governor's Office of Early Childhood is making nearly $200,000 available to strengthen early childhood advisory councils and to promote school readiness. 

The money is being divvied up in grants of nearly $50,000 each to fund four regional initiatives to improve education and health services for Kentucky's youngest citizens. 

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that Clinton, Adair, Cumberland and Russell counties will share one of the grants. Morehead State University will work with Bracken, Lewis, Lawrence and Martin counties on another. Madison, Estill, Powell and Lee counties also will receive a grant, as will Todd, Christian, Muhlenberg and Hopkins counties.

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Higher Education
2:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Dunn Selects MSU's Jay Morgan to Serve as Provost

Joseph (Jay) Morgan
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Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan has been selected to serve as Murray State University’s next provost by Dr. Randy J. Dunn, MSU president. He was selected from a national pool of 84 candidates and was one of four finalists who interviewed for the position. The Provost serves as the university's chief academic officer.

Morgan holds a B.S. degree in agriculture science and business, and an M.S. in agriculture science from MSU. He earned his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in agricultural education.

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Education
3:28 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

McCracken County School Board Studies Safety Options For New High School

The McCracken County school board says walk through metal detectors are not a feasible safety measure for the community's new high school. Supervising Student Resource Officer Larry Zacheretti researched the option when a when a school board member inquired into the possibility of using the metal detectors. Zacheretti said an efficient metal detector screens 350 people every hour. He said screening 1,800 people every morning is not feasible. But he is confident in the district's safety measures already in place.

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Education
10:49 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Dunn to Interview for Illinois State Presidency Wednesday

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn
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Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn will be in Normal, Illinois tomorrow for an interview to become Illinois State University president.  Dunn is one of four candidates for the position.  Youngstown State in Ohio has announced Dunn is among the three finalists for their presidency.  MSU Director of Community Relations Mark Welch says the three candidates will interview in Youngstown between May 1st and 3rd.  The Murray State Board of Regents opted not to renew Dunn’s contract in March.  His current contract with Murray State expires July 2014.

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Education
7:15 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Delta Regional Authority Makes $1M Available for Grant Applicants

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The Delta Regional Authority is sweetening the pot for cross-state applications for federal grants to strengthen training partnerships between community colleges and employers. 

Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris said Friday that $474.5 million is available nationwide under the third round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program. 

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