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11:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.
LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 8:58 am

Look closely.

Buried deep in President Obama's 2016 budget (Page 41) is a proposal to cut up to 30 questions from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

The Obama administration has already done a lot to make the FAFSA easier — if not shorter. Online technology now allows students to skip questions that don't apply to them.

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Education
3:38 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

TELL Teacher Survey is Open Until March 13

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A voluntary survey that Kentucky teachers take every two years is now available online.

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Education
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, Honors College, Performance Funding System on Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Davies
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Murray State President Bob Davies visited the WKMS studios for the latest in a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. He spoke with Chad Lampe on implementing MSU’s upcoming campus-wide tobacco ban, his thoughts on a performance funding for higher education institutions in Kentucky and other topics from last week’s Board of Regents meeting.

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Education
3:43 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Board of Regents Approve Tuition Increase and Honors College

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Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a tuition increase and the establishing of an Honors College during its quarterly meeting today. 

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Education
3:19 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

School Closings and Delays: Friday, Feb 27

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We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related school and other closings for Friday, Feb 27.

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Education
2:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Legislation to Alter School Council Authority Moves to Kentucky Senate Floor

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The Senate Education Committee is backing a significant change to Kentucky's Education Reform Law. The measure, approved Thursday, would change the role of school councils across the state.

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Education
10:14 am
Thu February 26, 2015

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 1:30 pm

Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education. And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the Internet.

A few, though, find their way into the hands of teachers, principals and policymakers. Each year the American Educational Research Association — a 99-year-old national research society — puts out a list of its 10 most-read articles.

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Education
8:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Murray State President To Seek 3% Tuition Increase

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Full-time Murray State students will see a 3 percent tuition hike next semester if a proposal by President Bob Davies passes the Board of Regents.

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Education
1:44 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

School Closings and Delays: Thursday, Feb 26

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We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related school and other closings for Thursday, Feb 26.

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Closings
1:59 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

School Closings and Delays: Wednesday, Feb 25

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We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related school and other closings for Wednesday, Feb 25.

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