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4:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Mid-Continent to Develop Teach Out Agreements with Murray State, Two Private Schools

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Mid-Continent University is working on teach-out agreements for its students with Murray State University, University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville University according to MCU’s website.

A teach-out plan is an exclusive agreement between two institutions that provides for the equitable treatment of students from the closing university. Many schools have been reaching out to Mid-Continent as the university plans to close June 30th. 

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Education
1:35 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Hopkins County School Board to Use "BANs" to Fund New Career and Tech Center

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The Hopkins County School Board has authorized the advertising of a 'bond anticipation note' in the tune of $6.7 million to fund construction of the new Career and Technology Center. The board approved the use of BANs Monday at a regularly scheduled meeting.

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Education
3:31 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Owensboro Daymar College Campus for Sale

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The Owensboro campus of Daymar College is for sale, but a Daymar representative says that its 100 students don’t have to worry about the school closing.

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Education
4:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Murray State’s Next President Says University Discussing Short, Long Term Roles with Mid-Continent

Murray State’s next president, Bob Davies, says while MSU is focusing on helping Mid-Continent University students after their school’s closure, it is also discussing its role in the future of the Mayfield facility.

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Higher Education
12:59 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

SIU Board Tables Tuition Increase; Dunn Starts May 1

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 2:50 pm

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month.

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Education
3:41 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses

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According to a poll released by a nonprofit health organization, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall. 

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Education
2:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

President-Elect Suggests Ways for Murray State to Bring in Revenue as It Faces Budget Cuts

Murray State University President-elect Bob Davies says he wants to push the university to compete for funds and look for new revenue sources as it faces budget cuts from the state.

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support

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UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.

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Higher Education
9:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30

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The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2,500-student Christian school has been laid off.  The Mayfield-based MCU has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.

Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June 30.

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Education
3:56 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap

  A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June 30th and auction it off as surplus property.

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