Education

Higher Education
10:57 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Budget Teams and Razing Ordway Hall: September Conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Multiple teams of Murray State faculty and staff are in looking into many aspects of the university’s budget to find ways to make the institution more efficient and grow revenue.  MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn digs into the details of the budget prioritization teams and what this work will mean for the future of the university.

Education
3:30 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Schools Say "Race To The Top" Funds Greatly Needed

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Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning.  Paducah Independent Schools superintendent Randy Greene says that’s exactly the kind of funding his district needs.

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Education
2:23 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

WKCTC Named to Finalist List for Aspen Prize

West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah is once again a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Last year the school placed in the top five finalists, and shared a portion of the million dollar prize fund. The finalists are selected from a pool of one thousand community colleges in the country. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is also a finalist for the prize, which will be awarded in Washington, D.C. in March.

Education
7:34 am
Wed September 5, 2012

KY Ed commissioner warns of low test scores

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is warning districts to expect low scores in reading and math when the results of new state tests are revealed.  In a teacher newsblog post Tuesday, Holliday said scores will be lower in reading and math because the tests are based on benchmarks from new state guidelines adopted for English and mathematics.  Holliday says teachers shouldn’t be discouraged by the low scores, but use them as a basis for improvement.  He says the science and social studies results should be in line with past scores because that content has remained the same sin

Education
1:43 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

29 Kentucky School Districts Plan to Apply for Race to the Top funds

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Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. Those include three in western Kentucky: Christian County Schools, Paducah Independent Schools and Henderson County Schools. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts for local-level improvements. Depending on size, winning districts may receive anywhere from $5 million to $40 million each.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

MSU Upward Bound Program Gets 525K

The U. S. Department of Education has renewed funding for Murray State University’s Upward Bound Math and Science program with $525,000 in grants. Upward Bound strengthens students’ math and science skills and helps them pursue careers in those fields.

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Education
11:46 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Marshall Co. Schools Eliminates Letter Grades

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Marshall County Schools has eliminated letter grades at all six of its public elementary schools. The system is applying a standards-based grading system for the current school year. Instructional supervisor Abby Griffy tells The Paducah Sun all the county's elementary schools will assess student performance by describing levels of comprehension on what is being taught instead of assigning letters based on averaged grades.

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Education
10:59 am
Mon September 3, 2012

MSU Regional Outreach Funds 10 Projects

The Murray State University office of regional outreach has allocated $158,000 to regional projects. The advisory council selected 10 projects in its 18-county service region, including grants for science, technology engineering and mathematics education and early childhood learning.

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Education
7:16 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Federal civil rights official urges high schoolers to speak out on bullying

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It’s been 49 years since Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” yet a top civil rights official says he’s amazed at some of the discrimination and harassment that continues across the country.  Thomas Perez, head of the Civil Rights Division at the US. Department of Justice spoke to high school freshmen in Lexington Wednesday about bullying.

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Education
8:58 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Executive Order Merges State's Two CTE Systems

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday merging the state’s two high school career and technical education systems. Previously, the Kentucky Department for Workforce Investment operated 53 Area Technology Centers across the state, while 34 schools districts oversaw their own career and technical centers.

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