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8:46 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Kentucky Asks Educators to Submit Comments for New Science Standards

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 7:11 am

The Kentucky Department of Education is asking educators and others to weigh in on new science standards the state will likely adopt sometime this year.

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Education
8:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Kentucky Tops Education Magazine's Rankings

Kentucky has made the top ten in Education Week magazine's annual rankings of school policy and standards.

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Education
7:38 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Hundreds of Ky Teachers Earn Top Certification

More than 260 Kentucky teachers were awarded national certification in 2012, ranking the state seventh for the number of teachers earning the achievement.

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Education
3:46 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Spike Lee is MSU's Next Presidential Lecturer

Credit Agência Brasil, Wikimedia Commons

Writer and director Spike Lee is Murray State University's 2013 Presidential Lecturer. Lee’s lecture is called “An Evening with Spike Lee: America Through My Lens.”

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Education
2:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Glenda Adkisson on The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is bringing a FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course on Responding to the Functional Needs Populations of Rural America to Grand Rivers, Kentucky on January 24th. It's the first time this kind of training has been in our region. The deadline for registration for this program is Thursday, January 10. Glenda is the course instructor.
Education
2:31 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Advocates Support Toned-Down Kentucky Charter School Law

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 12:54 pm

A charter school bill has been filed in the Kentucky House and supporters hope the less aggressive approach will help get it passed this year.

Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville , crafted the law with help from the Kentucky Charter School Project. It’s a coalition including several organizations that have argued for charter schools the past couple years.

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Education
7:45 am
Fri January 4, 2013

TN Treasury Offers $50 Match for College Savings Plan

Credit mspmentor.net

The Tennessee Treasury Department is extending a promotion offering a $50 match to Tennessee residents who sign up for the TNStars college savings plan. TNStars participants choose from 15 low-fee investment options. The money they earn can be withdrawn tax-free to pay the educational expenses of the account's beneficiary. Participants don’t have to attend a college in Tennessee.

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Education
3:24 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Police Providing Security Support to Paris Schools

Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.

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Education
12:00 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Retiring Education Department Spokeswoman Recalls Reforms

Lisa Gross earned the 2012 Kevin M. Noland Award recognizing significant service to Kentucky’s public schools and for providing inspiration for education.

Kentucky Department of Education Communications Division Director Lisa Gross retired in December. Earlier in 2012, she earned the Kevin M. Noland Award for significant service to the commonwealth’s public schools.

Gross has been responsible for KDE’s public information and media relations. For many education reporters Gross has been the “go to” person at the state level.

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Education
9:17 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Owensboro Teacher Given Milken Award

An Owensboro teacher has received a the Milken Award, which honors exceptional educators with a $25,000 gift. Cravens Elementary School teacher Ryan Williams was one of 40 people across the nations to be bestowed with the honor.

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