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Education
4:18 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Free GED Testing Available for Region

Credit kyae.ky.gov

If you've been thinking about getting your GED, but haven't been able to do so yet, the Kentucky Adult Education Council on Postsecondary Education is making this opportunity available for free through July 31. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with GED Administrator Jacqueline Korengal about how to take GED testing. 

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Education
3:31 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Veteran’s Affairs Delayed Payments Cause Trouble for Students Getting Textbooks

Credit www.apsu.edu

Despite delayed Veteran’s Affairs payments military veterans enrolled at Austin Peay State University are again able to purchase textbooks without complications.  

This week, the APSU bookstore denied 64 veteran students trying to purchase textbooks because the VA Office failed to pay a nearly $600,000 bill. APSU’s Assistant Director of Communications Melony Schemberger says a change in the billing process will ensure holds on the veteran’s accounts will not appear in the future.

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Judge Rules Against Medicaid Provider

A judge has ordered Kentucky Spirit to pay for preventative care that local health departments across the state provide to school children.

The Courier-Journal reports Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Tuesday.

The Medicaid-managed care provider stopped paying for such services last summer, saying it wasn't obligated to cover the care under its contract with the state.

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Education
12:24 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Laynie Mitchell on the Importance of Early Childhood Music Education

Chad Lampe speaks with Laynie Mitchell about the importance of early childhood music education. Mitchell is Choir Director at Murray High School and an adjunct faculty member at Murray State University. She is offering a 4-week early childhood music class this summer on Thursdays in June at First Presbyterian Church in Murray. Classes start at 9 am. and cost $40. In the course overview, she writes, "In order to be fully developed individuals, all children should receive music instruction. Also music instruction received at an early age will make the greatest difference in terms of life-long music learning. The younger a child is immersed in an appropriate music environment, the better." Contact Laynie Mitchell at elaine.mitchell@murray.kyschools.us, or at 270-761-4804.

Click here to read the full course overview and Q&A. (Word)

Education
12:04 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Graves County Schools Names Scott Bradley Freshman Academy Principal

Credit Graves County High School

Graves County High School history teacher Scott Bradley has been named principal of the school’s Freshman Academy. Bradley graduated from Graves County High School in 2002 and has earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education from Murray State University, he then earned certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. 

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Higher Education
9:56 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Curris Announces MSU Presidential Search Committee

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris has announced the nine members to serve on a search committee for MSU’s next president. The board voted 7 to 4, twice, against extending current president Randy Dunn’s contract. The first vote in March followed a social gathering that was later deemed an illegal meeting by Kentucky’s Attorney General. The second vote came on May 10th, as described by Curris, to reinforce the board’s role to act in an open and transparent manner.

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Education
4:19 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Department of Education Says Midnight Meetings for Dropout Grants Unnecessary

Credit newgre.org

The Kentucky Department of Education says many midnight meetings planned at area school districts are unnecessary, and not placing them at the front of the line for a $10,000 grant.

The incentive for schools to raise their dropout age to 18 becomes law on June 25 and the first 96 schools to approve the measure receive the money. This has led to districts scheduling early morning meetings, but the Kentucky Department of Education’s Nancy

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Higher Education
1:45 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Eastern Kentucky University Unveils Voluntary Buyouts as Part of Restructuring

Come July first, the Eastern Kentucky University workforce picture takes on a new look.  The Richmond school has been undergoing restructuring as part of work by the Strategic Budget Reallocation Task Force.  127 employees at Eastern are taking a voluntary buy out package.  Their last day at E-K-U will be June 28th.  Human Resources Director Gary Barksdale says it’s unclear now how many ‘forced layoffs’ might occur.

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Education
4:37 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library

Credit www.callowaycountylibrary.org

Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar

Education
12:08 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Linda Zellich Named First Female Hopkins County Superintendent

Hopkins County Deputy Superintendent Linda Zellich will be the district's first female superintendent. The board of education selected Zellich yesterday to replace retiring superintendent James Lee Stevens. Zellich said she is ready to face the challenge of managing the 7,000 students and 1,000 employees. 

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