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Education
2:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Construction Begins on Murray State Paducah Campus

Foundation work is underway on the new Murray State Paducah Campus located off I-24 at Exit 7. A&K Construction won an $8 million contract to start work on the project. The new building replaces the current MSU Paducah campus in the Crisp Center.  Paducah, McCracken County, and Murray State University will all jointly pay for the project. Officials expect to offer classes at the new the campus by January 2014.

Education
10:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Stumbo: No Extra Higher Education Funding Until UPike Becomes a State University

A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia?

The leader of the Kentucky House thinks so -- and he said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.

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Education
8:37 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Christian County Struggles to Replace Schools

Credit tcpalm.com

Two Christian County elementary schools are about to turn 50, the age that marks the time for replacing facilities. Christian County Public School facilities director Dan Damron says the district adheres to a 50-year policy for its buildings. The state mandates a school’s structure must last at least 30 years, but after that time the district can make no major renovations. They can only maintain the current structure. Damron says it is often cheaper to replace a school than to maintain it.

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History
12:30 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Kentucky Digital Library Offers Portal to the Past

A digital scanner.
Credit libraries.uky.edu

Are you looking for antique postcards? Want to read a Kentucky newspaper from 1911? Want to hear a 1971 interview with University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp?  Looking for an early 20th Century map of Cadiz? It’s all in the Kentucky Digital Library, a web portal to the commonwealth’s archives.

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Education
7:05 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Holliday Elected President of National Panel

The head of Kentucky's public schools has been elected to lead a national panel of state school officers. The Kentucky Department of Education says Terry Holliday was named president of the Council of Chief State School Officers' Board of Directors, a nonpartisan group that advocates for public education issues nationwide.

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Education
5:27 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Curris responds to MSU Faculty Senate resolution

Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says the board must collectively respond to a MSU faculty Senate resolution supporting President Randy Dunn and asking for the board to take action on Dunn’s contract.

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Education
4:05 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education.

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Education
7:24 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Ky. Schools Receive Grants to Improve Teacher Quality

Credit mspmentor.net

Murray State is among several Kentucky universities receiving federal grants to improve teacher quality.  The grants from the Council on Postsecondary Education total $859,000. MSU and three other lead universities will partner with high-need school districts and five colleges, including Madisonville Community College.

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Education
12:13 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

HCC Considers Tobacco Free Policy

A Hopkinsville smoking ban set to go into effect January first, is prompting the local community college to consider going tobacco free. Hopkinsville Community College president Jim Selbe says the city’s smoking ban requires changes to the campus’s current smoking policy. The campus now provides smoking huts for students and employees, but under the city ordinance, those huts must come down.

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Education
1:41 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Report Touts Kentucky's Education Data Improvements

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 2:08 pm

A report released Thursday by Washington-based Data Quality Campaign shows Kentucky has made progress in using data to improve student achievement.

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