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4:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

New College Textbook Attempts to Re-Invigorate Writing Instruction

Chad Davidson (Left), Gregory Fraser (Right)
Credit westga.edu

Two well-published poets who both teach at The University of West Georgia near Atlanta, Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser, give a reading of their works in Clara Eagle Gallery, starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. Then on Friday, they take the bull by the horns and offer two presentations about teaching and learning basic composition. Davidson and Fraser have co-authored two books: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing. Kate Lochte wanted to learn more about how they approach teaching writing at the college level.

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Education
8:44 am
Tue January 29, 2013

TN Officials Meet on School Safety

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and state education officials will participate in a school safety summit today.

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Education
8:07 am
Mon January 28, 2013

KY School Safety Subcommittee Meeting

Kentucky’s temporary subcommittee on school safety has met for the second time and heard testimony Friday that supported arming teachers with guns. KPR's Devin Katayama reports while the panel doesn’t support the option, it does want to include a wide range of ways to improve school safety.

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Education
8:03 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Poll: Kentucky Parents Favor Raising Dropout Age

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.

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Education
7:42 am
Mon January 28, 2013

WKCTC Investigation Wrapping Up

The West Kentucky Community & Technical College has resolved issues around inaccurately reported test scores that led to the facility returning funds to the state.

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Education
12:48 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile

Credit newgre.org

Despite rising tuition costs, higher education is still worthwhile because college-degree holders have higher incomes and better opportunities for employment, according to a report released Friday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Employers are increasingly requiring bachelor’s degrees as part of their hiring processes, the report said. In the next eight years, the report says, more than half of Kentucky jobs will require some sort of higher education.

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Education
5:09 am
Fri January 25, 2013

School Closings 1/25/13

Bands of rain and freezing rain are moving eastward across Tennessee and Kentucky this morning.

Many schools systems in Western Kentucky and Northwestern Tennessee are closed or delayed today. The full list is below.

Kentucky Transportation officials report bands of light drizzle rolling across the region.  Road conditions are mostly wet pavement at this hour, but with the system developing and conditions can change very quickly.

There is a crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway at the 84 mile marker in Ohio County involving 3 Semi-trucks.  Eastbound lanes are blocked at this time.  Tow trucks are having difficulty reaching the site due to icing conditions.  This along the Western Kentucky Parkkway between the Natcher Parkway Interchange and the Caneyville Exit.

There are also several vehicles off the roadway along Interstate 69 Northbound between the 98 and 100 mile marker (formerly WK parkway eastbound) in Hopkins County.  Traffic is down to one lane and moving slow at mile point 99.5.  This is between Dawson Springs and the Pennyrile Parkway Interchange.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says pre-treating efforts may not withstand the coming rain.

The KYTC Snow and Ice Response Team is concerned that as this weather event develops travel conditions can deteriorate very quickly, especially when freezing rain and sleet is involved.

Motorists are urged to use appropriate caution and closely monitor road surface conditions at their location.  Forecasters say the travel problems should be short lived.

Daytime temperatures are expected to rise to around 40 degrees.

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Education
4:12 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase

Credit mspmentor.net

The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year. The board recommended the 13.4 percent increase at their meeting today. Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says 67 percent of school districts are in deficit spending.

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Education
11:14 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Obion County Schools Closed

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Obion County, Tenn., schools are closed today and tomorrow due to flu and other illnesses. Assistant Director of School and Student Services Dale Hollowell says 548 students were absent Wednesday, which is about 15 percent of students countywide.

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Education
8:32 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Reidland Teacher Fired for Letter

The Reidland High School teacher who asked a student to write a letter expressing concerns over school safety to the editor of The Paducah Sun has been fired.  Spanish teacher Shawnda Pacheco was let go last Friday.

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