Education

Education
2:03 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Complex Provides Housing, Educational Programs for Students

Scholar House of Paducah
rebarch.com

Close to 50 students and their children have taken up residence in the Scholar House of Paducah. The new 48-unit low-income apartment complex provides housing for unemployed and underemployed Kentuckians working on their post-secondary education. It’s a partnership between Paducah Junior College foundation, Murray State University, Daymar College and Mid-Continent University.

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Meet and Greet
12:08 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

MSU's New College of Education Dean on Planning for the Future

David Whaley
Murray State

Murray State’s new College of Education Dean, David Whaley, has more than 30 years of education experience and comes  to MSU from Iowa State University where he served as associate dean of teacher education. Whaley sits down with Chad Lampe to discuss the path to MSU, an upcoming legislative committee meeting at MSU and his goals for the college.

Education
12:11 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier

www.en.wikipedia.com

A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's statewide report says eighty-eight percent of parents surveyed said schools should serve healthy food, but only one in four thought that’s what their children got.

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Education
9:04 am
Tue October 2, 2012

College Illinois Savings Program Resumes

newgre.org

An Illinois college savings program that stopped taking applicants last year is back in business with a new management team. College Illinois allows parents to lock in a price for their children’s future tuition and save money to pay it.

Education
2:51 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Toyota gives grant to help early childhood academies

newgre.org

Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program.

Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. The 10 elementary schools are Hiseville Elementary in Glasgow; Crabbe Elementary in Ashland; Burgin Elementary in Burgin; May Valley Elementary in Prestonsburg; Grandview Elementary in Bellevue; East Calloway Elementary in Murray; H.W. Wilkey Elementary in Leitchfield; Berea Elementary in Berea; Farley Elementary in Paducah; and Boston Elementary in New Haven.

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Education
3:49 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

UK Reconsidering Campus Alcohol Policy

iStock

With lingering concerns about the University of Kentucky's alcohol policy coming to light in recent meetings between UK and surrounding neighborhoods, UK President Eli Capilouto says he's willing to reexamine the rules, which banned alcohol on campus 14 years ago.

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Education
3:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

MSU, WKCTC, APSU Named ‘Military-Friendly’

gijobs.com

Several regional universities have made the list as a “2013 Military Friendly School.” The magazine G. I. Jobs puts Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Austin Peay State University among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to help veterans get an education.

Education
9:29 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY summer reading winners promote college savings

kheaa.com

September is College Savings Month in the Commonwealth, and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is observing the occasion by starting eight children on the road to college savings by opening accounts for them with initial $1,000 deposits.  

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Education
9:19 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Many for-profit colleges excluded from KY law

Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky lawmakers say new legislation that created an oversight agency aimed at protecting students of for-profit colleges doesn't apply to many of the schools.  State Representatives Dennis Keene and Carl Rollins say they thought the law would apply to at least some programs at all for-profit colleges. They say they want to bring the legislation up again at the next General Assembly.  Keene says they worked with college representatives on the legislation and they think the issue was mistakenly overlooked.

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Education
12:26 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Webster County Plans New Junior High

The new junior high will sit next to the current Webster County High School.
webster.k12.ky.us

Webster County Schools plans to begin construction soon on a new junior high school. Superintendent James Kemp says the board of education approved $4.5 million in bonds to fund the project. Kemp says the school will sit next to the county’s high school in Dixon. The plan is to renovate and expand part of the old high school building that was vacant. The school will house around 160 seventh and eighth graders. Currently those grades are spread out between the county’s four elementary schools.

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