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The director of Kentucky’s Center for School Safety applauds legislative efforts to bring more attention to problems associated with human trafficking. One provision pertains to schools across the Commonwealth.

Robbinsville High School sits in a small gap in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Green slopes dotted with cattle hug in around the school before they rise into a thick cover of pine trees.

David Matheson is the principal here. And he's the only high school principal in the state who still performs corporal punishment. At Robbinsville, corporal punishment takes the form of paddling - a few licks on the backside Matheson delivers with a long wooden paddle.

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A Tennessee House panel has narrowly voted down a push to offer in-state tuition rates to public college students whose parents brought them to the country illegally, drawing tears from some students in the room.

Tennessee caused a stir earlier this year when it ran an audit of the state's 2015 graduating class. The number crunchers in Nashville reported that nearly a third of students who received a diploma didn't complete the required coursework. One in three.

Naturally, parents and politicians alike were baffled and more than a little bothered.

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Ahead of an expected committee vote, several conservative Tennessee representatives are decrying a push by fellow Republicans to offer in-state tuition rates to public college students whose parents brought them to the country illegally.

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt hosts a meeting in Paducah Monday to discuss public opinions on the development of a new accountability system to improve student readiness.

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The University of Tennessee at Martin has narrowed its search for a new university provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs to four finalists.

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Murray State University is considering a five percent tuition increase next academic year. President Bob Davies presented the plans at a tuition and fees forum Thursday afternoon. 

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  Holocaust survivor and children’s book author and illustrator Anita Lobel is speaking at the University of Tennessee at Martin and at a festival downtown this month. Lobel is UT Martin’s 2017 Paul Meek Literary Legacy Speaker. Her work has appeared on the The New York Times Best Illustrated List and she is a Caldecott Honor Medal recipient.

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Voting is under way for Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's video contest aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault on college campuses. Beshear said the competition is about students protecting each other from campus sexual assault.

 

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