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Education
4:01 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Christian County High Schools See Big Bump in Graduation Rates

Christian County’s two public high schools were among the many Kentucky high schools increasing their graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. 

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Education
9:35 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Social Security Numbers No Longer Required for Student Enrollment

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The Montgomery County, Tennessee school system is no longer requesting student Social Security numbers.  The shift comes months after hackers exposed the personal data of about 4300 current and former students along with the private information of about 4900 current and former employees.  In many of those cases, the data included social security numbers.  School system spokeswoman Elise Shelton says the school system will generate its own identification numbers for students, using the same system as Clarksville-Montgomery County schools.  Shelton says the school system began notifying affe

Education
9:11 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Applications Open for Kentucky Student Council

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Kentucky public school students in grades 10 to 12 who have ideas about how to improve schools and student achievement can apply for appointment to a board that will advise state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.  The Education Department says the Next-Generation Student Council is a yearlong program providing student feedback that also engages student leaders in learning by doing. The group will meet with Holliday and Education Department staff.  Appointments will be based on the applicants' ability to communicate their ideas and goals.

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Lowry Receives MSU Degree After 51 Years

Billy Ted Lowry (left) and Dr. Randy Dunn

It's taken 51 years for an area man to receive his college degree but as Angela Hatton reports 74-year-old Billy Ted Lowry felt it was the right time to graduate. 

A small crowd gathered in Murray State University President Randy Dunn’s office to see Lowry receive his diploma.

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Education
10:20 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center Ranks Third in State

Graves Co. School System

Seniors at the Graves County Area Technology Center in Mayfield now rank third among Kentucky high school technology students in mastery of skills needed to go to work. The Graves County students scored 68.3 percent on three Work Keys tests. The tests measure if applicants are qualified for factory jobs and gauge proficiency in reading, applied math and locating information.

Education
10:14 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Kentucky Historical Society Creates “The Right Answer” Curriculum

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The Kentucky Historical Society and schools around the commonwealth are partnering to create a new curriculum called “The Right Answer.”  The project is partially funded by a $110,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Historical Society says the curriculum is intended to increase students' skills in visual and historical literacy, as well as critical thinking with help from historical collections. The KHS plans a statewide pilot study to develop the program.

Education
9:02 am
Wed August 8, 2012

MSU Ranks Among Forbes’ Magazine’s Top Colleges

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The latest Forbes’ Magazine listing of America’s Top 100 Colleges ranks Murray State University third among Kentucky colleges and universities and in the top eight percent nationally. Eleven Kentucky colleges and universities made the list. Of those, only the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville came in ahead of MSU. The Forbes ranking is based on quality of teaching, graduation rates, student debt and career prospects for students.

Education
9:48 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Principal Placed on Administrative Leave After DUI

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Clarksville-MontgomeryCounty School System officials have placed the principal of the district’s Alternative School on administrative leave pending investigation of his driving under the influence charge. Police arrested Principal Ed Stephens after he failed a sobriety test following a stop on Fort Campbell Boulevard Saturday night. Police said Stephens admitted he had been drinking. The system’s At-Risk Coordinator Doctor Kim Sigears takes over administration at the Alternative School. 

Education
10:30 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Clarksville Principal Charged with DUI

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A Clarksville, Tenn., school principal is free on bond today following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a handgun. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports police stopped Alternative School Principal Eduard Michael Stephens, 55, in his truck Saturday night on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Police say Stephens admitted to having had two rum and Cokes, then failed a sobriety test. Stephens is free on $750 bail. The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System plans to review the case today.     

Education
10:08 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Illinois Emergency Management Makes Tornado Video

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Illinois officials are encouraging school administrators and teachers across the state to talk to students about tornado safety when they return to classes this fall. To help get the message across, the state Emergency Management Agency has just released a video on tornado preparedness and is asking school administrators and others to watch it.  The agency says the video outlines steps such as identifying shelter space within school buildings and plans they can make to move students to shelter if there is a threat of a tornado.

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