Education

K-12 Education
9:00 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Bring Your Own Device to Graves County High School

Mechelle Gattis leads a group of GCHS teachers through an example of the in-class quiz tool.
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In the Graves County High School library, Amanda Henderson introduces a group of the school’s teachers to the new Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD program. Henderson is Graves County’s District Technology Integration Specialist. The BYOD program she’s discussing is a simple solution to a common problem. Schools need to keep their educational resources up to date, but lack the money to continually refresh them. Henderson says ideally, they would provide every student with their own computer, but in reality, it’s just not feasible.

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Education
8:43 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Illinois Whooping Couch Increase

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Illinois health officials are calling attention to an increase in whooping cough cases this year as they remind parents about required immunizations for children. Approximately 1,200 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year. That's compared to 468 cases reported as of last August. Sixth- and ninth-grade students are now required to show proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, better known as whooping cough.

Education
8:38 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Teacher Licensing Revisions

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The Tennessee Department of Education is revising its teacher licensing standards.  Education board representatives and review teams of teachers will announce details later today in Nashville. The department said revisions made will be in partnership with the state board, the Educational Testing Service and review teams consisting of teachers, district administrators and higher education faculty. The department said it recognizes the need to set rigorous expectations for teacher preparation and licensing.

Education
9:56 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Free Legal Aid Offered at Public Library

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The McCracken County Library is offering free legal clinics for low-income individuals, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the Kentucky Bar Association. Kentucky Legal Aid Attorney Natalie Bash told the Paducah Sun anyone who meets the federal poverty guidelines by 100 to 120 percent is eligible to participate. Local attorneys will provide advice and answer questions about any family law issue that can be handled on a brief service basis. This includes simple divorces, child support and child custody cases.

Education
9:42 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Meningitis Vaccinations Recommended

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School nurses in Tennessee are urging parents to have their children vaccinated against meningitis before the school year starts. Half of the state’s teens aren't vaccinated. Meningitis can be spread through contact such as sharing water bottles and drinking glasses. Ten percent of people who contract the disease die, sometimes within 24 hours. State Department of Health immunization program director Dr. Kelly Moore said the shots are not required in Tennessee, but are recommended. 

Education
8:40 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Kentucky Department of Education Introduces App

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The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new app allowing iPhone, iPad and iPod users easy access to agency information.The KDE News app is available as a free download. It features department news releases, articles from Kentucky Teacher magazine, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's blog, weekly messages to superintendents and teachers, as well as photos and videos.  The department said it is developing a Windows Mobile version of the app.

Education
10:46 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Murray State Ranks at Top in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks Murray State University at the top among universities granting merit scholarships.  They report nearly 77 percent of Murray State undergraduates win non-need-based scholarships and grants. Those scholarships total more than one-point-six million dollars a year.

Education
10:42 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Montgomery County Test Scores Improve

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program test scores have improved among Montgomery County students. 

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Education
10:41 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Teacher effectiveness focus of new KY panel

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The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness will meet for the first time today in Frankfort.  

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Education
2:39 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Governor Beshear Extends Early Childhood Education Funds

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The Calloway and Trigg County early childhood councils will receive nearly $26,000 in funds from the Office of the Governor. The money will go to head start programs, childcare and public health departments. 

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