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Education
3:41 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Kentucky Receives $7.7 Million to Assist Low-Achieving Schools

Kentucky is one of 11 states receiving federal grant money to help low-achieving schools, including Christian County High School. Kentucky will get $7.7 million from the School Improvement Grant program to use at what the state Department of Education calls “priority schools.”

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Education
2:57 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Lone Oak High School Senior Competes in Poetry Out Loud Championship

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Jazmyne Lilly, Senior from Lone Oak High School, competes in the state Poetry Out Loud Championship in Frankfort Tuesday, March 12.  She is one of three seniors from our region among seventeen finalists for the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth in national competition.  She previews her recitation of a Carl Sandburg poem for us.

Education
11:20 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Murray Human Rights Commission Hosts Town Hall Forum on Bullying

Last fall, the Murray Human Rights Commission decided to focus on updating its 35 year old human rights ordinance and address the ongoing issue of bullying. In January, the commission launched the Murray Bully Free Community Education Campaign.  Last month the commission held a public meeting featuring a variety of community leaders to promote bullying awareness.

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Education
8:13 am
Mon March 11, 2013

TN Enrollment Bill To Go to Floor Tonight

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A proposal to tighten enrollment requirements at Tennessee’s online-only schools is expected to be on the Senate floor tonight.

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Higher Education
12:39 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Uncertainty Surrounds Murray State's Budget and President Ahead of Meeting Next Week

Uncertainty has shrouded Murray State University during the last six months as ongoing questions surround the future of the president‘s contract and the university’s budget.  In August Murray State’s Board of Regents charged President Randy Dunn to conduct a full review of the University’s budget in attempt to find cuts, efficiencies and new revenue. All the while, Dunn has been pressing the board of regents to extend his contract, which expires in 2014. The board is required to take action by June 2013, but could do so at any time.  In the meantime Dunn has said that he will continue to seek “exceptional “ career opportunities available to him until the board decides to take action on his contract.

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Education
2:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

School Superintendents Write Letter of Support for Dunn

The superintendents of 27 western Kentucky school districts have unanimously voted to support an extension of Murray State University President Randy Dunn’s contract. The superintendents are members of the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative.

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Education
1:19 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Tennessee College Counseling Programs Under Fire from Fowler Bill

Students in the state’s counseling programs could refuse to see patients on the basis of their religious beliefs. The proposal passed its first test last night with little resistance, except from professional counselors.

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Education
12:20 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville

Lin Oliver Interview
Theo Baker Interview

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.

Education
9:08 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Crittenden County Schools Awarded EPA Emission Reduction Funds

The Crittenden County school district will receive $80,000 dollars in federal funding to reduce diesel emissions from its fleet of buses.

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Education
5:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Parenthood Project: Reading to Your Child

Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (left) with Dr. Sharon Gill (right)

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.

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