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2:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

MSU Presidential Contract Review Committee Sets Goals and Now Unsure on Closed Meeting

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A Murray State Board of Regents Ad Hoc committee will gather data under four headings to review President Randy Dunn’s contract.  Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris met with Vice-Chair Marilyn Buchanon, and Finance Committee Chair Stephen Williams in Louisville today.

The four subjects the committee intend to evaluate include: the university’s progress during the last five years, statements and resolutions of support or criticism, presidential and board relationships and contract provisions.  

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

MSU Ad Hoc Presidential Contract Review Committee Meets in Louisville

A Murray State Board of Regents Ad Hoc committee will gather data under four headings to review President Randy Dunn’s contract.  Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris met with Vice-Chair Marilyn Buchanon, and Finance Committee Chair Stephen Williams in Louisville today.

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Education
4:32 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

MSU Presidential Contract Review Committee Now Planning Open Meeting

The Murray State University Board of Regents’ Ad-hoc Presidential Contract Review Committee will now meet in open session next week. Coordinator of Board Relations Jill Hunt confirms the committee will meet Wednesday afternoon at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Education
3:29 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

University of Kentucky Partnering to Establish Education Center

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The University of Kentucky is partnering with two non-profit foundations to establish the National Center for Innovation in Education. With a focus on college and career readiness, the center will assist states in implementing the Common Core standards and helping students learn on a deeper level.

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Education
4:03 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Holliday Testifies on Need for Flexibility in NCLB

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner is asking Congress to allow the state to continue under a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Commissioner Terry Holliday appeared today at a hearing for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – or HELP – to speak on the benefits of flexibility for states.

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Education
6:35 am
Tue February 5, 2013

TEA OK with Arming Teachers as Last Resort

The largest teachers union in the state is quietly on board with allowing educators to carry a weapon to class, at least as a last resort. The Tennessee Education Association is supporting a bill under consideration by the state legislature. 

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Education
4:32 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

MSU President 'Confused' about Ad-Hoc Committee's Closed Door Meeting Plans

Murray State University’s President says he's confused about an ad-hoc committee's planned closed door meeting about his contract.  Randy Dunn's current contract expires in June of 2014, and requires the university's Board of Regents to act on his contract one year before expiration. The board voted to create the ad-hoc committee in December.

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Education
9:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

January Monthly Chat: Dunn Unclear on Contract Committee's Work and Proposed Closed Meetings

In this month’s conversation, among other topics, Dr. Dunn discusses Murray State's Board of Regents’ newly created ad-hoc committee to review his contract. The committee consists of Regents Marilyn Buchanon, Stephen Williams and Board Chairman Dr. Constantine “Deno” Curris.  The board formed the committee as questions surrounded Dunn’s future at MSU. Dunn’s contract expires in June of 2014. He also underwent a comprehensive employment review in 2012.

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Education
8:28 am
Wed January 30, 2013

TN Lawmakers Want Limits For Online Schools

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Some Tennessee Democratic lawmakers say they support Gov.Bill Haslam’s proposal placing stricter enrollment requirements on online public schools established in the state.

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Education
8:26 am
Wed January 30, 2013

WKU Challenges Other Schools in Conservation

Western Kentucky University says it is challenging other Kentucky colleges and universities to see which can save the most electricity and water over a three-week period.

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