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Legislation seeking to establish a statewide definition for bullying in schools has passed the state House.  

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As legislators debate Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget, which includes a 9-percent cut to higher education funding, university leaders are working to convince lawmakers of the impacts the cuts would have. Meanwhile, education officials are contemplating a switch to a performance-based funding model.

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A Murray State University music professor is 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Todd Hill will receive the Kentucky Music Educators Association award at a conference in Louisville later this month.

The principal of a Henderson County school has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested over the weekend for pointing a gun at her boyfriend.

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Murray Independent School District is in the process of building a new high school. Superintendent Bob Rogers says the project will cost $16 million.

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Updated: 7:34AM

We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related closings for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Updated 5:30 p.m.

The long-awaited changeover to computer-based standardized testing in Tennessee won't happen this year.

"Like you, we are incredibly disappointed," Tennessee education commissioner Candice McQueen wrote to superintendents around the state.

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UPDATED: 7:22AM

We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related closings for Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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The oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King says he thought the United States would be at a different juncture as a nation when it comes to civil rights in the 21st century. Martin Luther King III spoke at the Murray State University 12th Annual Presidential Lecture Series Monday night.

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Kentucky State University’s president warned Monday that proposed state budget cuts to higher education may threaten the existence of the historically black institution. 

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