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Education
3:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

MSU, WKCTC, APSU Named ‘Military-Friendly’

gijobs.com

Several regional universities have made the list as a “2013 Military Friendly School.” The magazine G. I. Jobs puts Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Austin Peay State University among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to help veterans get an education.

Education
9:29 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY summer reading winners promote college savings

kheaa.com

September is College Savings Month in the Commonwealth, and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is observing the occasion by starting eight children on the road to college savings by opening accounts for them with initial $1,000 deposits.  

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Education
9:19 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Many for-profit colleges excluded from KY law

Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky lawmakers say new legislation that created an oversight agency aimed at protecting students of for-profit colleges doesn't apply to many of the schools.  State Representatives Dennis Keene and Carl Rollins say they thought the law would apply to at least some programs at all for-profit colleges. They say they want to bring the legislation up again at the next General Assembly.  Keene says they worked with college representatives on the legislation and they think the issue was mistakenly overlooked.

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Education
12:26 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Webster County Plans New Junior High

The new junior high will sit next to the current Webster County High School.
webster.k12.ky.us

Webster County Schools plans to begin construction soon on a new junior high school. Superintendent James Kemp says the board of education approved $4.5 million in bonds to fund the project. Kemp says the school will sit next to the county’s high school in Dixon. The plan is to renovate and expand part of the old high school building that was vacant. The school will house around 160 seventh and eighth graders. Currently those grades are spread out between the county’s four elementary schools.

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Education
6:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KY Panel looks at teacher recruitment, preparation

prichardcommittee.org

A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation.  The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort.  Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification.   The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.

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Education
10:49 am
Mon September 10, 2012

A Conversation with author and educator Berry Craig, 2012 Hammack Banquet Keynote Speaker

Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr.
Murray State University

Todd Hatton speaks with Berry Craig, author of True Tales of Old Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon, and Burgoo and other works of Kentucky history, about his upcoming keynote presentation at this year's Murray State Department of History Dr. James W. Hammack, Junior Memorial Scholarship Banquet.  Information about reservations to attend can be found here.

Education
9:00 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Marshall Co. Joins Schools Moving to Standards-Based Grading

A Marshall County grading system change means no more “straight A’s,” and no more “F’s.” Marshall County School System this year began a plan to eliminate letter grades at all six elementary schools. The district has joined others across the state implementing a “standards-based grading system,” in which teachers measure learning based on skill sets. The first school to make the change is Central Elementary, with the other five district elementary schools coming on board next year.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Preliminary Numbers Show MSU Students Up in Fall, Down in Summer

MSU freshmen orientation 2012
MSU photo

Preliminary numbers show Murray State student enrollment is up this fall, after it dipped during the summer. University officials reported to the Murray State Board of Regents today that enrollment rose four percent from last year for this fall. And first time freshman numbers were up five percent. Summer class enrollment fell nine percent from last year.

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Education
3:41 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Updates On-Campus Weapons Policy

The Murray State University Board of Regents has approved changes to its on-campus weapons policy. The board made the revision today at its quarterly meeting. The new rule states that while weapons may not be carried on campus, they may be kept locked inside vehicles.

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Education
8:20 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Poets & Writers ranks MSU Creative Writing MFA in top 20

MSU Creative Writing MFA Director Ann Neelon
Murray State University

Poets and Writers magazine has named Murray State University’s master of fine arts in creative writing program among the top 20 in the nation.  Program Director Ann Neelon says the seven year old, low residency program’s ranking is facilitated by great students, alumni, faculty, and administration.  The honor comes as online and distance learning increases in national and global prominence. Poets and Writers is one of the largest nonprofit literary organizations in the U.S.

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