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6:23 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Southeast President Ken Dobbins To Retire In 2015

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Southeast Missouri State University president Kenneth Dobbins announced his retirement plans at his State of the University address on Monday. Dobbins will retire on June 30, 2015.

Dobbins became the 17th president of the university on July 1, 1999, after serving as the University’s Vice President of Finance and Administration from 1991 to 1993, and Executive Vice President from 1993 until his appointment as president. 

Dobbins will do consulting work with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during his retirement. 

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Education
5:48 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

MSU Professor Helps Nigerian University Put Tablets in Hands of Students

Dr. Bella Ezumah on Sounds Good

Murray State Journalism and Mass Communication faculty member Dr. Bella Ezumah is doing ground-breaking work with Osun State University in the state of Osun, Nigeria, to provide advancing students with computer tablets preloaded with lesson notes, audio tutorials and other resources. She speaks with Kate Lochte about her work on Sounds Good.

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Education
3:47 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

KSU's Decision to Drop Students for Nonpayment Prompts Broader Discussion

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Kentucky State University is dropping a quarter of its students for nonpayment.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some of the bills are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years.

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Education
2:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

UK Celebrates Its Largest Gift in School History

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University of Kentucky officials are celebrating after receiving the largest gift in the school's history.

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Education
10:23 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Kentucky Is Improving in Meeting Some Education Goals, Report Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways.

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 6:01 am

A challenge was issued in 2008 for Kentucky education leaders to accelerate academic improvement in a way that would allow the state to break into the top 20 in national rankings by 2020.

And it seems to be happening—in some areas. That's according to a report released Wednesday that examines Kentucky's academic progress in various categories. 

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Education
6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

WKCTC Among Finalists for Aspen Prize

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is among the top ten finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Education
4:56 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Kentucky CPE Looks to Other States for Alternative Higher Ed Funding Examples

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education wants a united front when pressing legislators for a third consecutive year for performance funding for state universities.

In a meeting Wednesday, CPE President Bob King said he wants to give legislators a clear option that achieves good for the state. But he says the CPE can’t do it without the legislators help.

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Education
4:38 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Attorney General Orders U of L to Surrender Financial Report Documents

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A Kentucky Attorney General opinion says the University of Louisville violated the state’s Open Records Act and must release documents regarding an analysis of the schools financial controls.

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Education
2:46 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Update on Pembroke Elementary Renovations

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Ongoing renovations at Christian County's Pembroke Elementary remain the focus of discussion heading into a Board of Education meeting this week.

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Education
7:50 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Education Summit in Nashville Announced

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Top Tennessee Government officials will convene key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state in Nashville September 18th  for Tennessee’s Education Summit.

Governor Bill Haslem, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State House Speaker Beth Harwell, and nine other state lawmakers will participate in the summit, whose theme is:  Progress of the Past, Present and Future. 

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