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5:17 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

December Conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

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Dr. Dunn is fresh off an unsuccessful bid to be Florida's next education commissioner. In this monthly chat Dunn discusses his reasons for seeking another job, and the search committee tasked with finding a new provost. In the second half of the conversation we'll get an update on Budget Planning and Review teams at MSU and progress on a new doctorate of education program.

Education
4:23 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Governor Haslam says he's not planning any changes for Tennessee Higher Ed.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he plans no major changes to the state's public higher education system next legislative session. Haslam also says he has yet to decide if he will push for a bill to create a school vouchers program in Tennessee.

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Education
11:28 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Lawmaker Says Kentucky Schools Are Not Safe Enough

State Representative Richard Henderson says security needs to be stepped up in all Kentucky schools. The Mount Sterling democrat says much has been done to improve child nutrition and learning inside the buildings but not enough attention has been paid to keeping kids safe.

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7:10 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Reidland Schools Closed Due to Letter

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UPDATE 5:10 p.m.

The McCracken County School District has issued a press release in regards to the letter sent to the Paducah Sun yesterday. The release says The Paducah Sun released the name of the letter's author to the McCracken County Sheriffs' Department, which has started an investigation into the threat.

The release also says both Reidland High School and Reidland Middle School will resume normal classes tomorrow.  The schools were searched by law enforcement and canine units. Both have been rendered safe.  WKMS has contacted the McCracken County Superintendent's office and the McCracken County Sheriffs' Department for interviews, but has not been obliged at this time.

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Education
12:42 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Kentucky Education Restraint and Seclusion Policy Proposal Moves Toward Approval

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 8:53 am

The Kentucky Department of Education’s new restraint and seclusion policy proposal is in the final stages of approval this week and will go before the state’s Administrative Regulatory Review Committee Monday.

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Education
8:54 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Dr. Dunn Comments on His Contract and Provost Search in Latest Monthly Chat

Dr. Dunn is fresh off an unsuccessful bid to be Florida's next education commissioner. In this monthly chat Dunn discusses his reasons for seeking another job, and the search committee tasked with finding a new provost.

In the second segment of the conversation (available Tuesday at WKMS.ORG) we'll get an update on Budget Planning and Review teams at MSU and progress on a new doctorate of education program.

Education
8:30 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KY Law Mandates School Safety Plans

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Western Kentucky is a region whose residents have known the horror of a deadly school shooting. Since the 1997 Heath High School shootings in Paducah where three students were killed and five wounded, state law mandates that every public school have a safety plan. Those plans deal with a range of possibilities: from fire, train derailment, and earthquakes to an armed intruder or angry parent.

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Education
4:16 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Creates Dunn Contract Committee

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Constantine "Deno" Curris announced a new ad-hoc committee Friday whose job it will be to evaluate President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Education
8:36 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Hopkinsville Community College to Ban Smoking

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Hopkinsville Community College is going tobacco-free policy starting Jan. 1.  Smoking has long been prohibited in HCC buildings, but the college created four designated smoking areas on campus in 2008. The Hopkinsville City council enacted a city-wide smoking ban in October and HCC President Jim Selbe tells The Kentucky New Era their smoking areas would’ve violated the ban.

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Education
3:36 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Two Paducah Women Join Prichard Committee For Academic Excellence

Two Paducah women are among the newest members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The non-profit advocacy group for improved Kentucky Education appointed 18 new members this week.

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