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3:14 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Dropout Bill Signed into Law

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After five years of advocacy, supporters of raising Kentucky's dropout age to 18 celebrated Monday as Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law.

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Higher Education
2:04 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

EKU Names Finalists for New President

Three finalists in the search for a new president at Eastern Kentucky University were unveiled Monday.   They are political scientist Michael Benson of Southern Utah University, Marketing professor Alan Shao, who's dean of the business school from the College of Charleston and Lamar University administrator Greg Lasson. 

Higher Education
10:05 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Curris: MSU Board Members Casually Discussed Business on Night Before Vote on Dunn's Contract

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Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, says some board members gathered at a social event at the home of regent Sharon Green the night before Friday’s quarterly meeting.  Board members voted not to renew president Randy Dunn’s contract at Friday's meeting, despite letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Education
3:10 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns

Full interview with Board Chair Constantine Curris following the vote not to extend President Dunn's contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Education
3:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Education Commissioner Hopes Public Scrutiny Will Halt School District Scandals

School superintendent contracts, benefit packages, and evaluations will be available to the public online under recommendations supported by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and state Auditor Adam Edelen.

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Education
8:09 am
Thu March 14, 2013

More Than $200K Donated to WKCTC

A $230,000 donation to the foundation that serves Western Kentucky Community and Technical College will be used for scholarships.  The donation came from the late Garline Clark, who died last September at the age of 102.  The college says the money will be used to provide scholarships for WKCTC business and accounting students from McCracken and Graves counties who plan to transfer to a four-year university.

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Education
8:07 am
Thu March 14, 2013

TN Charter School Authorizer Bill Advances

A measure that would create a special panel to authorize charter school applications is advancing in the Tennessee state Legislature.  The measure was approved on a voice vote in the House Government Operations Committee on Wednesday, and the Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the companion bill later that evening.

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Education
1:29 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Carson Center Class Acts Series: Where in the World is the Symphony?

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Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Carson Center in Paducah presents the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in performance for the second time in its Class Acts Education Series. 3rd through 6th graders are going to hear a concert featuring the music of Bizet, Beethoven, Copland, and many more. PSO Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti tells us more about the show and the instrument "petting zoo" feature. Click here for more information.

Higher Education
11:06 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Dunn Is Not A Finalist for NIU Presidency

Murray State University President Randy Dunn says he is not one of the four finalists seeking the post of Northern Illinois University President. Dunn made his comments today following a public meeting on proposed changes to the university budget including cuts, and new revenue.

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Education
9:07 am
Wed March 13, 2013

UT-Martin Receives Health Grant

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The University of Tennessee at Martin will receive a $706,000 state grant for the school's Healthy Families Initiative. U-T-M officials say the state Department of Health grant will fund three years of work to increase the number of healthy pregnancies and births in at-risk communities. The project will target women and at-risk children from Dyer, Lake and Lauderdale counties. The university says the percentage of children living in poverty in each of these counties exceeds the Tennessee average of 26.3 percent.

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