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Education
8:32 am
Thu January 17, 2013

DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems

The Kentucky Department of Education says Commissioner Terry Holliday has accomplished his goal of visiting schools in all of the Commonwealth’s 174 public school systems.

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Education
8:46 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Shooting At Eastern KY Community College

UPDATE:

Law enforcement in Eastern Kentucky say  21 year old Dalton Stidham was the sole gunman in yesterday’s shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College.  Hazard police say Stidham turned himself in after he shot and killed 20 year old Caitlin Cornett and 53 year old Jackie Cornett. A minor who was injured is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at a University of Kentucky hospital. Police believe the shootings were part of a domestic dispute between Stidham and Cornett.

Police believe a shooting in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college that left two people dead and a juvenile wounded may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

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Education
8:38 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Prichard Committee Meets in Frankfort For Reform Session

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence continues its series of meetings aimed at improving the quality of Kentucky’s teachers.

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Education
10:11 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Closings and Cancellations for Wednesday 1/16/13

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Many area schools are closed due to snow and ice throughout the region.

Our latest list of Wednesday closings follows:

In Kentucky:

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Education
8:27 am
Tue January 15, 2013

TN Gov. Haslam Announces School Voucher Program

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will introduce his own proposal to create a school voucher program in the state, though he declined to elaborate about which parents he wants to make eligible to use public money to send their children to private schools.

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Education
8:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

KSBIT To Disband By The End of Summer

Credit mspmentor.net

The financially troubled Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT will disband this summer, meaning school districts will have to find new providers for workers compensation, property and liability insurance policies. 

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Education
4:23 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

KSBIT Members Facing Assessment for $60M Deficit

Credit mspmentor.net

Past and present Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust members need to pay an assessment to fix a $60-million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools. KSBIT protects school districts from incidents ranging from employee injuries to school bus accidents.

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Education
8:46 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Kentucky Asks Educators to Submit Comments for New Science Standards

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 7:11 am

The Kentucky Department of Education is asking educators and others to weigh in on new science standards the state will likely adopt sometime this year.

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Education
8:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Kentucky Tops Education Magazine's Rankings

Kentucky has made the top ten in Education Week magazine's annual rankings of school policy and standards.

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Education
7:38 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Hundreds of Ky Teachers Earn Top Certification

More than 260 Kentucky teachers were awarded national certification in 2012, ranking the state seventh for the number of teachers earning the achievement.

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