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3:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Murray State Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Retired Education Official

Murray State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has bestowed a retired Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education official with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sherron Jackson of Frankfort served as CPE’s associate vice president for budget, policy and planning. He retired in December after 34 years of service. The award honors African Americans for their contributions to their communities and the Commonwealth.

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Curris Responds to Staff Congress Letter Expressing Disappointment in Board's Contract Vote

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine (Deno) Curris has responded to a letter from the university’s Staff Congress that expressed the body’s concerns over metrics the board used when it decided not to renew President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Education
11:48 am
Mon March 25, 2013

State Financial Aid Officials to Decide Which Students Get Help

Credit newgre.org

Officials with the agency overseeing Kentucky’s college financial aid expect to figure out how many students will be receiving benefits in the next week. The state doles out nearly $100 million in financial aid annually, but that money is on a first come first served basis.

More than 80,000 students in Kentucky who are eligible for state financial aid will not receive it. Officials say that number has both positive and negative meanings.

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Education
12:23 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

McCracken County High School Considers Metal Detectors

The McCracken County School Board is considering whether or not to put stand alone metal detectors in the new consolidated high school. Board members made the decision at last night’s monthly meeting. School Safety and Security Supervisor Larry Zacheretti says school officials aren’t sure if those types of metal detectors are necessary.

“And that’s that was the reason for the proposal last night to put together a committee to put together a feasibility study,” he said.

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Higher Education
10:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Lexington Attorney Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Murray State Board of Regents

Jim Deckard

A Lexington-based attorney with a history representing former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has sent a complaint to Murray State’s Board of Regents Chair alleging a violation of Kentucky’s Open Meeting law.

Jim Deckard sent the complaint to Dr. Constantine Curris Thursday. Deckard, referencing media reports, says a quorum of regents gathered at regent Sharon Green’s home and discussed board business the night before the board’s quarterly meeting.

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Education
7:08 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Competing TN Voucher Bill Withdrawn

The sponsor of legislation competing with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program has withdrawn her bill. Republican Senater Dolores Gresham of Somerville withdrew the measure in the Senate Education Committee yesterday.

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Education
2:11 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

WKCTC Among Top 10 Community Colleges For a Second Year

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is again one of the top ten community colleges in the nation. 

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Higher Education
4:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Newspaper Editorials and MSU's Staff Congress Question Board of Regents Social Gathering

Two Kentucky newspaper editorials call into question a social gathering held for five or six Murray State Regents the night before a failed vote on renewing a four-year contract for MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn.  MSU's Board of  Regents voted 7 to 4 against extending Dunn a new four year contract on Friday.  On Thursday evening Regent Sharon Green invited regents who don't live in Murray  to her home for a social gathering.  Board Chairman Constantine Curris told WKMS he thought 5 or 6 regents were in attendance and they discussed university business.

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Education
2:16 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Hopkins County Board of Education Begins Search for New Superintendent

The Hopkins County Board of Education begins its search for a new superintendent this week. Kentucky Association of School Administrators Senior Search Consultant Phil Eason says the board will post the open position Wednesday that should remain open for 30 days.

Current Superintendent James Stevens announced Feb. 28 that he plans to retire no later than June 30.

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Education
11:22 am
Tue March 19, 2013

EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements

While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut spending by $23 million, its Board of Regents will promote early retirements to before instituting layoffs. Chairman Craig Turner says a plan the regents approved Tuesday morning offers incentives to professors willing to work part-time and staff members who qualify for early retirement.

“The objective here again is to treat everybody as fairly as possible, providing incentives for them to potentially retire, and based upon those numbers, then that will determine how deep cuts go on the reduction plan itself,” Turner said.

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