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Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education has received a $100,000 grant aimed at creating a career-readiness plan for high schoolers.

Those funds come from the New Skills for Youth program, developed by JPMorgan Chase along with the Council of Chief State School Officers and Advance CTE.

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A Murray State University post-doctoral researcher and her collaborators have secured a $20,000 federal grant to allow young ecologists to attend the 30th annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology in Exeter, England.  

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The Tennessee House has approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to give six public four-year universities their own boards.

On any given weekend, the Washington, D.C., public library system offers nearly a dozen classes. You can try Matt McEntee's class, where he'll teach you how to fix anything from a clock to a broken heart. Maybe you're interested in creating a photo book, or you'd like to get better at Microsoft Word?

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The Kentucky Department of Education is hosting town hall meetings as the state begins developing a new accountability system. Congress recently reauthorized the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts much of the responsibility for schools from the federal government to the state. 

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After months of fundraising, Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center will purchase and expand into the former McCracken County School Board property in Paducah. 

The nonprofit is partnering with regional behavioral health care provider Mountain Comprehensive Care to finance the deal.

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Murray State officials have named a new Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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According to the latest results released from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 85 percent of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school campuses.

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Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt is holding 11 listening sessions in Kentucky. Sessions begin tonight in Shelbyville and end April 28. He says he wants to know what people value in Kentucky education.

When I first read Originals I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.

But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — is not just a guide for adults.

Its pages are littered with interesting advice on how teachers and parents can encourage and cultivate their kids to be original, too.

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