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3:03 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Career Craze Offers Youth a Glimpse of Agriculture and Manufacturing Jobs

Credit Hopkinsville Community College Youth Programs

Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education for Hopkinsville Community College, talks about Career Craze, summer camps that offer students a glimpse into jobs in agriculture and manufacturing, and KICKS, a 23-year tradition in summer camps offering kids the experience of choosing what they want to learn, as well as another camp for teaching young students about decision making. 

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Education
1:10 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Transylvania Faculty Seeking President's Resignation

Credit transy.edu

Faculty leaders at Lexington’s Transylvania University are calling for the resignation of President Owen Williams in a 35-page document sent to the school's trustees and regents.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports three faculty leaders mailed the document this week on behalf of colleagues. The document accuses Williams of displaying a "dismissive and disrespectful" manner toward faculty, staff and students.

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Education
10:25 am
Thu June 6, 2013

MSU Board of Regents, Search Committee to Meet Friday

The Murray State University Board of Regents will meet on campus Friday to appoint an interim president and begin the search for new one.

The meeting comes on the heels of a vote not to renew President Randy Dunn’s contract. The Kentucky Attorney General deemed a private gathering before the meeting illegal in March. Later, in May, the Board re-voted not to renew the contract.

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Education
7:38 am
Thu June 6, 2013

TN Colleges To See Lowest Tuition Hike In Years

Credit newgre.org

Tennessee college students will see lower tuition increases thanks to improved state funding. The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations this week recommended increases of 3% for each of the state's 13 community colleges.  It also recommended a rise of between 1.5% to 6% for the Regents' six universities.

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Education
3:49 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

What Kentucky Teachers Think Of Their Schools, Education Department Releases Survey Results

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 11:53 am

The Kentucky Department of Education has released results of the voluntary anonymous teacher survey—known as the TELL Survey—which was conducted this spring.

Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky teachers responded to the survey, which officials says is phenomenal. And over 90 percent of Kentucky schools are eligible to use the survey data to improve working conditions for teachers in schools. To be eligible a school needed at least half of its teachers to take the survey (and at least five teachers for smaller schools).

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Education
3:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Christian County Board of Education Votes to Keep Lacy Elementary Open

Lacy Elementary in Hopkinsville will remain open for now.

The Christian County Board of Education voted 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday night in favor of keeping the school open. Lacy's closure would have been the first phase of a redistricting plan that would see four different Christian County elementary schools closed and bundled together.

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Education
5:02 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Education Department to Announce Kentucky Districts of Innovation

Three western Kentucky counties look like they will not become a District of Innovation. The Kentucky Board of Education’s review team is making its recommendations at its meeting tomorrow.

McCracken County, Trigg County, and Owensboro Independent schools are not among the review team’s recommendations.

Districts of Innovation come after the passage of a new state law that allows chosen districts to be exempt from certain KDE regulations and local board policies in order to improve student learning. The law was a compromise to charter school legislation.

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Education
12:16 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

UK Tests Waters with New Free Online Course

Credit wikipedia

The University of Kentucky will be among 10 flagship state schools making up the first wave of large public universities signing on to a partnership with Coursera, one of the country’s leading platforms for what’s called “massive open online courses” or MOOCs.

Unlike many such initiatives, UK’s experiment with MOOCs will target high school students, enabling them to sign up for a free online course in college-level chemistry.

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Education
8:16 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Curris Announces Pick For Murray State's Interim President

Chairman of the Murray State Board of Regents Dr. Constantine Curris announced today he will recommend Dr. Tim Miller as interim president of the University while the board searches for a new president. The appointment would go into affect the date that Dr. Randy Dunn, now President-elect of Youngstown State University, resigns from the Murray State presidency and lasting until the next President of Murray State assumes this position.

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Education
7:18 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Paducah School Wins Green Playground

A Paducah elementary school has won a grant for a new, environmentally friendly playground. Morgan Elementary School received the $5,000 grant last week. The 400-student school is in an urban area and principal Vicki Conyer says the grant will help them develop more green space. Morgan won the grant through a nationwide contest sponsored by Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Education Foundation.

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