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12:29 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Lt Gov Abramson Invites Livingston County Students to 'Close the Deal' on Higher Ed

Credit ltgovernor.ky.gov

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is encouraging more Livingston County High School students to pursue higher education.

The statewide program, “Close the Deal” is in its third year and supports high school counselors, business and postsecondary communities in helping students attain further education past high school. 

Livingston and three other Kentucky school districts were invited to participate in the program this year. 

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Education
5:48 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Three Central Kentucky FFA Members to Receive Highest Honor This Weekend at National Convention

Credit ffa.org

Many of central Kentucky's Future Farmers of America are participating this week in the group's 87th national convention in Louisville.  Some 60,000 FFA members from the around the U.S. are expected for the four-day event. Madison Southern High School FFA Instructor Wes Williams says attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest agriculture equipment.  "All the major agriculture companies come in and there are all kinds of agriculture equipment, new and innovative. And it gives a lot of our students the opportunity to come and see stuff like that that they otherwise wouldn't see," said Williams.

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Education
1:59 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Bob Davies Talks Smoking Ban, Anti-Racism Demonstrations and Ebola Preparedness on Sounds Good

Credit WKMS

Murray State University president Bob Davies stopped by the WKMS studios today for a Sounds Good conversation.

Davies spoke about the university's proposed smoking ban, recent concerns over the Ebola virus as well as the rollout of the university's strategic improvement plan. 

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Education
3:49 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

[Slideshow] 8 Historic Maps of the Four Rivers Region

A New Map of Kentucky with its Roads and Distances, 1846, S. Augustus Mitchell
Murray State Pogue Library Special Collections

For anyone interested in the history of people and places in the Four Rivers Region, Murray State University's Pogue Library is a treasure trove of valuable information. Searching through their special collections of maps, here are eight depicting the region in interesting ways: land not yet surveyed, towns that no longer exist, boundaries differently arranged. 

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Education
7:36 am
Fri October 24, 2014

UTM Professor Selected to Governor’s Education Advisory Team

Credit UTM Office of University Relations

A UT Martin professor has been appointed to review Tennessee’s math standards. Governor Bill Haslam announced that Stephanie Kolitsch will serve on the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee.

Haslam has asked The State Board of Education to appoint the Mathematics Standards Committee along with an English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee, each with three advisory teams. Kolitsh will lead the Mathematics Advisory Team for grades 9-12.

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Education
4:41 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Tennessee Governor Haslam Announces Common Core Standards Review

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math. The process will include input from teachers and the public from across the state.

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Education
4:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Judge Rules in Favor of Graves County Board of Education in Cuba Elementary Dispute

Credit Paul Schaumburg

The Graves County Board of Education has won a lawsuit filed against them concerning Cuba Elementary School’s closure.

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Education
4:35 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

MSU to Defer Applications of Students from Ebola-Affected Countries

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In the wake of a Texas college’s rejection of applications from students in Ebola-stricken countries, Murray State University has opted to withhold them.

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Education
8:52 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Report: Kentucky Spending on Public Education Lower Than Recession Levels

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 8:01 am

The shock of the recession still lingers in public schools across Kentucky.

In fact, the results of a recent report from the Washington D.C. based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the state spends $561 less per student in fiscal year 2015 than in fiscal year 2008. Adjusting for inflation, the rate is about 11 percent less than than the 2008 rate.

State legislators are slowly turning the rate around, said Brad Hughes, a spokesman for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

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Education
3:19 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Kentucky Wants Child Care Centers Rated For Quality

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:01 am

Kentucky child care programs that accept Child Care Assistance Program subsidies must begin participating in a rating system by mid-August 2015, according to the state agency that provides oversight for the programs.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services said in a release that this should help improve quality child care across the state.

But some say they've jumped the gun.

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