Education

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner outlined his vision for broad education reform in the commonwealth, including providing at least some form of post-secondary education for everyone, improving outdated area technology centers, reconsidering the traditional school day and investing in career counseling. 

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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner is speaking about education policy at Murray State University this afternoon. 

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Murray State University is partnering with University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law to offer an accelerated degree program. UofL’s 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will allow students majoring in political science to complete an undergraduate degree and law degree in just six years.

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An annual listing of the best high schools in the country has ranked Murray High School the tenth-best in Kentucky. 

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The Kentucky Department of Education will wrap up a series of town hall meetings tonight in Henderson. Education leaders have been soliciting feedback on a proposed accountability system to measure student proficiency.

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Western Kentucky University is renaming an academic building after a longtime Warren County lawmaker.

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Former Murray State University student Johnnie Green recently visited the campus to donate $10,000 in scholarships to MSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded a $675,000 grant to Lone Oak Middle School to establish after-school programs for students.

Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses.

Being a part-time student has its pros — mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or study in libraries on campus.

She says the difference was notable when she took a semester as a full-time student.

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that revamps state charter school law by requiring the publicly funded but privately run schools to be evaluated based on their performance.

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