Education

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Murray State University will confer a total of 1,509 pending degrees in two commencement ceremonies this Saturday. 

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The former president of the University of Louisville wants the school's investment arm he's accused of mishandling to cover his legal expenses in its lawsuit.

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Eastern Kentucky University athletics and Adidas are entering into a multi-year partnership. The Portland Oregon-based firm will be the official athletic brand of the Colonels.

This week in our roundup, we travel from Arizona to the United Kingdom to the Philippines to bring you the education news.

Teachers in Arizona head back to class

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Kentucky's attorney general says the Eastern Kentucky Board of Regents violated the state open meetings acts when it held a closed-door session before announcing they'd deal with a $25 million budget shortfall by cutting around 120 jobs.

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The president of Western Kentucky University unveiled phase two of the school’s budget cuts on Thursday, a result of reductions in state funding to higher education, increased pension obligations, and declining enrollment.

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Louisville’s practice of busing students around the city to try and create more diverse schools is under fire again as Kentucky education officials consider whether to take over management of the district.

Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Today's number is 81, which is how many French schools a journalist visited to teach kids about disinformation on the Internet.

As the bell rings, students file into class at Maxence Van der Meersch middle school. This morning the kids have a visitor — investigative journalist Thomas Huchon.

Without telling them the topic of his visit, Huchon says he's going to show them a mini-documentary.

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Budget recommendations for "a year that's more difficult than normal," as Murray State University Regent Dan Kemp described it, was presented in summary form during a special meeting of the Board’s Finance Committee on Tuesday. Kemp chairs the committee that brought forth, for discussion purposes, budget proposals for the next fiscal year. Recommendations won't be officially adopted until board approval at the June meeting.

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Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post, less than 1 ½ years after she took over. UT President Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday that Davenport's term will end July 1. His letter to her cited "numerous areas of unsatisfactory performance."

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