Education

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The walkout has galvanized teens nationwide and raised big questions for schools about how to handle protests.

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  The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate.

Tre’ Sexton, Courtesy Bluegrass Solar

Arlie Boggs Elementary sits between Kentucky’s two tallest mountains in a remote area that once had a booming coal economy. Ten years ago there were over a thousand coal miners employed here in Letcher county. Today, there are just 28.

West Virginia Teachers Win; DeVos Gets Pushback

Mar 10, 2018

Welcome to our weekly roundup of education news! Let's get going.

Betsy DeVos' busy week

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tweeted a black-and-white photo of a classroom taken decades ago next to a modern stock photo of a classroom. "Does this look familiar?" the tweet began. In both pictures, desks were lined up in straight rows, facing a teacher standing at the front of the classroom.

Council on Postsecondary Education

The President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is retiring. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University faces a $7.2 million budget shortfall this fiscal year. Vice President for Finance and Administration Jackie Dudley shared the numbers at a Board of Regents meeting on Friday.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System via Facebook

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee is holding a forum on public school safety and security.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Preliminary spring enrollment numbers at Murray State University show a 4.6% decline compared to the previous spring. However, fall 2018 freshmen admissions applications show promising gains. 

Dr. Walter Bumphus Facebook Page

  

  Dr. Walter Bumphus is resigning from Murray State University’s Board of Regents.

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