Lin Oliver is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. On Sounds Good, we learned more about the event in Madisonville with Lin and fellow writer Theo Baker. Visit her at linoliver.com.
In the second interview of the WKMS Parenthood Project, WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd interviews Dr. Sharon Gill of Murray State's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, about the importance of reading to your child.
Taking their cue from a certain well-known basketball event, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is calling its push to encourage Kentucky students to apply their community college credits toward a bachelor's degree "Transfer Madness."
“This allows students really to do a fairly deep exploration of your campuses without ever having to leave home,” said Robert King, president of the council.
Kentucky's primary and secondary educators can voice their opinions about their working conditions until March 29 in the state’s second Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning survey. The TELL survey gathers information from teachers, counselors, principals and administrators about school leadership, community support, professional development and other issues. The online survey is voluntary and confidential, but schools that have a response rate of 50 percent of higher will be entered into a drawing for $1,000.
An effort to standardize teacher evaluation across all public schools in Kentucky is being undertaken at the state capital. House Education Committee Chair Carl Rollins says there are 174 different school districts and 174 different teacher evaluation strategies.
Former Henderson Community College President Pat Lake is Hopkinsville Community College’s new interim president. Lake’s appointment comes after former HCC President Jim Selbe requested a transfer just one week after returning to work following an investigation into charges of employee misconduct.
The Murray State News has filed an inquiry complaint with the Kentucky Attorney General against the university’s Board of Regents. The student newspaper is seeking the A-G's opinion on the board’s intent to hold a closed door meeting to discuss whether or not to renew university President Randy Dunn's contract.
Tennessee Post Offices are shredding thousands of children’s books each month after USPS officials changed their policy enforcement procedures. The shredded books are part of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation program, which ships one free book a month to about 213,000 children in the state.
One week ago Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated after being placed on un-paid administrative leave for employee misconduct. Now Selbe is requesting to be reassigned to a new position within Kentucky Community and Technical College System.