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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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Education
3:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

'Transfer Madness' Begins Tomorrow

Credit mspmentor.net

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.

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Education
11:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Kentucky Educators Can Voice Opinions in TELL Survey

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.

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Education
2:14 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

State Legislators Working to Standardize Teacher Evaluations

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.

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Higher Education
1:04 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Former Henderson Community College President Tapped to Run HCC During Search for New President

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.  

Education
10:02 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Murray State News Files Complaint Against Board of Regents

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.

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Education
4:06 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Tennessee Post Offices Shredding Children's Books

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.

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Education
2:44 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment

Credit KCTCS

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.

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