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8:10 am
Fri December 7, 2012

IL Gets Grant for Early Childhood Education

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Illinois is getting almost $35 million of federal aid for early childhood education. The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant is funding a website informing parents of the quality of school programs in an effort to help them find the best place that matches their children’s needs. The money is also going toward professional development for early-childhood teachers, investments in efficiency, streamlining program administration and data systems and program evaluations.

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Education
3:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

School Dropout Age Among Board of Education Legislative Priorities

The state Board of Education has approved its legislative priorities for the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and among the issues that will go before lawmakers is raising the school dropout age to 18.

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Education
3:47 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Webster County Junior High Delayed

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The Webster County Board of Education has delayed the construction timeline for its new junior high school by one year. The school was set to open for the 2013-2014 school year. But Superintendent James Kemp says the pre-construction paperwork is taking longer than anticipated.

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Education
1:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

KBE Looking Into School Goal Strategy

Some Kentucky board of education members are asking if the state's new assessments set goals high enough to lift up low-performing schools. Since test scores were released last month, critics have questioned why low-performing schools only have to move up one point next year to be considered improving.

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Education
2:59 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Dunn is Finalist for Florida Education Commissioner Position

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is one of three finalists for the Florida Education Commissioner position. Department of Education spokesperson Kassandra Elekes says Dunn submitted his application last Friday and interviews for the position on December 11th.

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Education
4:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

HCC Ranked Among Fastest Growing Community Colleges

Hopkinsville Community College made the list of fastest growing community colleges. The magazine Community College Week reports HCC grew 15.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, making it the 5th fastest growing school in its size category.

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Education
8:14 am
Mon December 3, 2012

TN School Day Could Be Extended

Students in some Tennessee public schools will add at least 300 learning hours in a pilot program making the school day a little longer. WPSD reports five states including Tennessee will participate in the three-year pilot program affecting almost 20,000 students in 40 schools. Those involved with see their day get longer, their school year extended, or both.

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Education
4:24 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Hopkins Co. Schools Plans to Tear Down Tech Center

The Hopkins County School Board plans to tear down its new Career and Technology Center and start again at a new site because of compounding foundation problems. Work on the tech center stopped last year after officials discovered the foundation was sinking. The site is on top on of a reclaimed strip mine. Previously, the school district hoped mircopiles would stabilize the building.

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Education
7:37 am
Fri November 30, 2012

TN Task Force Submits School Voucher Recommendations

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A school voucher task force has submitted its recommendations to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam appointed the nine-member task force to study how to start a school voucher program a year ago. The group includes lawmakers and representatives from both private and public schools.

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Education
4:04 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Miranda Warnings Could be Required for Students

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The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling soon on whether public school administrators should give the Miranda warning to students when they question them with a resource officer present.

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