Education

About a third of Tennessee students who graduated from high school in 2015 did so without earning the necessary credits. That revelation came late last month in a report by the state's education department — a report meant to explore why so many Tennessee students are having trouble in college. For the first time, state officials led an audit to see whether graduates were fulfilling the state's graduation requirements. One in three was not.

Kevin Probst / Wikimedia Commons

    Linus could still explain the true meaning of Christmas to Charlie Brown under a bill approved by the Kentucky Senate. Senators voted Friday for the measure that defends the rights of students to express religious beliefs in public schools and allows the Bible to be used for the study of religion.

via Murray Schools website

    Long time Murray City Schools Superintendent Bob Rogers will be retiring this summer. Rogers made the announcement at s Thursday night’s school board meeting. His official retirement date is July 1st. The board agreed to use Rogers as an inside consultant for choosing the next superintendent. His role will be limited to the search only, he will not be able to directly influence the board’s decision. The board has not announced a closing date for applications.

 

UT Martin logo, utm.edu

University of Tennessee at Martin is searching for candidates qualified to fill a dual role as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

SIU Logo, siu.edu

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees is expected to take up a proposed 3.9 percent increase in-state undergraduate tuition rate for the Carbondale campus.

WKU

Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell is preparing to write a new chapter in his higher education career.  Dr. Ransdell will retire from WKU on June 30 after leading the school for two decades. 

There's no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country.

Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public.

"It's invisible even to me and I'm looking," says Wick Sloan. He came to Bunker Hill Community College in Boston more than a decade ago to teach English full time. He says it felt like he quickly became a part-time social worker, too.

Tyler Olson/123rf Stock Photo

Higher education officials from across Kentucky are meeting in Versailles to discuss making transfer options between community colleges and universities easier for students.

Beblackexcel, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Social activist Kwame Rose is the keynote speaker at University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Civil Rights Conference this month.

Jacob Ryan/WFPL, cropped

An accreditation agency's letter has raised new questions about the University of Louisville and its separate fundraising arm. 

Pages