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Higher Education
10:01 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Dunn Challenges Ad Hoc Contract Review Committee Draft Report

Murray State University President Randy Dunn, in an open forum Tuesday, presented counterpoints to a report used to assess university progress during his time as president.  On April 2nd  Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris defended that same report to a group of faculty and staff.

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Higher Education
8:01 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

MSU President Finalist at Youngstown State

An Ohio newspaper reports Murray State University President Randy Dunn  is among three finalists to be Youngstown State University’s next president. The Vindicator reports Dunn  was among eight semifinalists interviewed this weekend.  Dunn’s current contract at Murray State ends June 2014.

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Education
4:55 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

KY Education Commissioner Diagnosed with Vocal Cord Disorder

It’s no secret that Dr. Terry Holliday has been having trouble with his voice.

“Well I’ll keep it short because I can’t talk anyway,” Holliday joked at a recent press conference.

For an education commissioner whose primary job is to communicate with teachers, school officials, and policymakers, that can be a problem.

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Education
1:49 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Chad Lampe Discusses the Issue of Dr. Dunn's Contract on KET's Comment on Kentucky

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe on KET's "Comment on Kentucky" on April 12, 2013
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WKMS News Director Chad Lampe joined other journalists from around the state Friday, April 12 on KET's Comment on Kentucky with host Ferrell Wellman. Lampe spoke about the ongoing issue regarding the Murray State University Board of Regents' non-renewal of President Dr. Randy Dunn's contract.

Click here to watch the episode on KET's website.

Education
6:43 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Dunn to Attend Open Forum

Murray State University President Randy Dunn will attend an open forum today Tuesday.

The Faculty Senate and Staff Congress are hosting the special meeting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Curris Center Theater where Dunn will answer questions. 

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Education
12:21 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Paducah Businessman Chairs 'The Fund' to Help Fund Innovation in Kentucky Education

 Kentucky business leaders and education advocates are teaming up to start a new funding source for innovation in education.

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky—also known as the The Fund—is being launched to help with grants and extra fundraising for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Billy Harper, a Paducah businessman and the Fund's chairman,  says the new group won't replace traditional funding, but will be around to help fund innovative ideas or collect grants for them.

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Education
2:33 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Dunn Interviews At Youngstown State

Murray State President Randy Dunn is interviewing for a new position today. He is among eight semi-finalists to be Youngstown State University's next president. The committee is expected to present the most qualified candidates to the Youngstown State Board of Trustees no later than May 15. The board will then determine which of the candidates to invite for campus interviews and will select the next president no later than the Board of Trustees meeting on June 12.

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Higher Education
2:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at EKU Commencement

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First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in  Eastern Kentucky University's May commencement ceremony. 

EKU President Doug Whitlock says his office got a call from a member of the First Lady’s staff almost a week ago.  Eastern is receiving national attention for the help it gives Veterans working to further their education.  Whitlock says it caught the eye of Mrs. Obama.  A White House staff member asked if she could attend the University’s graduation ceremony.  Saying it was more than okay, Whitlock says the school was seeking a speaker for the third exercise. In fact, he says it was the only one her schedule would permit.

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Education
8:11 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Schools Join Advance Kentucky, But Program Funding to End

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Ten high schools across the state are joining Advance Kentucky, a program to train teachers and get more students taking Advanced Placement exams.

In 2007 Kentucky received $13 million from the National Math and Science Initiative to start the program. Gregg Fleisher is the Chief Program Officer for that organization.

“Since Advance Kentucky has been in the program, Kentucky ranks first in the country for the percentage increase in the number of students passing Advanced Placement exams. First in the country,” he said.

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Education
8:06 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Kentucky School Boards Offered $10K to Adopt New Dropout Age

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Kentucky education commissioner Terry Holliday says the first 57 school districts that raise their dropout age from 16 to 18 will be given a $10,000 state grant.

Holliday made the announcement Wednesday during a state Board of Education meeting in Frankfort. Just before the announcement, board members voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging Kentucky's 174 school districts to raise the dropout age as soon as possible.

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