Education

Operation Preperation
8:50 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Students Prepare for College and Careers

Kentucky students are getting advice this week on how to prepare for college as part of Operation Preparation. Eighth- and 10th-grade students will meet with trained community advisers to review their college and career plans. The sessions will their career aspirations and the required education and training involved. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the goal is to help students maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during high school and beyond. The majority of Kentucky school districts will participate in Operation Preparation.

KHSAA Adds Bass Fishing
4:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Kentucky Second State to Add Bass Fishing as a Varsity Sport

Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth.  Drew Adams has more.

MSU President Evaluation
7:51 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Dunn’s Evaluation Still Ongoing

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn’s five-year performance evaluation will likely be completed by the board of regents’ June meeting. Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris says this is the first comprehensive review of any President in the history of the University. He says a new policy the board adopted requires the evaluation after five years with the University. It entails meetings with various university stakeholders including faculty, staff, students and community leaders. The evaluation process has been ongoing since the board’s August meeting.

Murray State News
7:47 am
Mon March 5, 2012

MSU Ceases Library Talks

The Murray State Board of Regents has unexpectedly suspended all internal and external conversations on building a new library. The board voted Friday to cease conversations on its number one agency bond project due to funding limitations and a bleak budget outlook. MSU was prepping to move forward with the building by paying for it with a student fee system. MSU President Dr.

Education
5:12 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Dr. Ossama Bahloul on "Islam 101" Extended Web Version

On February 21st, reports emerged American soldiers had burned copies of the Koran, the Moslem holy book, at an airbase in Afghanistan. The riots and violence that followed in that country resulted in several deaths, including U.S. military personnel.  This incident and its repercussions highlight the lack of understanding on both sides and the necessity of promoting that understanding.  The same day the Koran-burning story broke, Dr. Ossama Bahloul was at Murray State to address that very issue.  Dr.

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Education
8:32 am
Fri March 2, 2012

OVC Tournament Scores

This year’s OVC tournament continues in Nashville, Tennessee.  In yesterday’s action, Tennessee Tech beat Southeast Missouri 77 to 73, and Morehead defeated Jacksonville State 68 to 54.  The top-ranked Racers will face off against Tennessee Tech tonight at six, and number two-ranked Tennessee State plays Morehead at eight.  The games will be carried on ESPN-U.

Education
8:22 am
Fri March 2, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Meeting

The Murray State University Board of Regents meets in quarterly session this morning.  It’s unclear if the regents have completed a months-long performance evaluation of MSU President Dr.

Education
4:28 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

UPIKE Hits Snags in Legislature

UPIKE students
upike.edu

A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a roadblock in the  Kentucky legislature.  House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded Thursday he doesn't think lawmakers will accept a proposal to use millions of dollars from a tax on coal mined in the region to turn the private University of Pikeville into a public school.  What started as a seemingly unlikely proposal had gathered momentum early in the legislative session. But that momentum waned in recent weeks, after local officials and public university leaders objected. Former Gov.

Education
7:18 am
Wed February 29, 2012

School Delays 9 AM Update

Due to inclement weather, the following schools will be under delays.

Canceled:

Hopkins County Schools

Two Hour Delay:

McCracken County Schools

Livingston County Schools

Lyon County Schools

Education
8:37 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Kentucky Students' Test Scores are Improving

wikipedia.com

Scores for Kentucky’s 8th and 10th grade students on the statewide EXPLORE and PLAN assessments have improved over the past few years. Results from last fall show overall scores moved up slightly in most subject areas. While scores have generally improved since 2006, Kentucky averages are still somewhat below national averages. The EXPLORE and PLAN benchmarks are used to indicate the degree of college readiness in 8th and 10th graders. 

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