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Education
5:04 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

NCAA Championship Game Preview

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Two blue-blood basketball teams take the court tonight for a shot at the NCAA title. Brenna Angel reports on what two seniors for Kansas and Kentucky have to say about the matchup.

Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor knows his Kansas Jayhawks are the underdogs in tonight’s championship game with Kentucky, but that hasn’t hurt their confidence.

“I mean in 40 minutes, anybody can get beat. Like T-Rob [Thomas Robinson] said, there’s no Supermans over there. So we can come out and play and we can be a better team for 40 minutes, even though on paper they’re better.”

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Education
12:44 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Dr. Silberman Offers Encouragement Despite Cuts to Education in the Commonwealth

Prichard Committee Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman

Dr. Stu Silberman is among the Commonwealth’s leading advocates for improving public education reacting to the Kentucky Senate’s failure to fund a proposal to expand pre-school services. Kate Lochte has the story.

Learn more about current issues in and discussion about improving Kentucky’s education at prichardcommittee.org. One of its initiatives, the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, offers insight into public education budgeting and policies through six-day institutes in three, two-day sessions, free of charge.

HIgher Education
7:09 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New For-Profit College Panel

For-profit colleges in Kentucky would be subject to a new oversight panel under a bill that’s cleared the legislature and now heads to the governor.  The measure creates the 11-member Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education made up of four representatives from for-profit colleges and four at-large members with backgrounds in education and business.  It also includes the state's education secretary, education commissioner and the Council on Postsecondary Education president.  The legislation gives the commission authority to hire staff to monitor and to investigate complaints about for-

K-12 Education
4:18 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Crittenden County Schools to Use K9 Drug Prevention Program

Crittenden County Schools officials have updated their drug prevention policy by adding random K9 searches of the schools.  Board of Education members voted to change the current random drug testing policy this week. Director of Pupil Personnel Al Starnes says there were growing drug problems at the school despite random tests. The board hopes the K9 program will be a better deterrent. Starnes says,

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Education
2:36 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Budget Compromise Changes Appalachia​n Scholarshi​ps

A scholarship program intended to serve college students in far eastern Kentucky has been expanded. What was originally called the Appalachian Scholarship Fund has been expanded to all coal-producing counties in Kentucky, including those in the western portion of the state. The program applies to students in the last two years of their education who attend a university, public or private, in a coal-producing county. The intent was to keep eastern Kentucky students from leaving the area for college.

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Education
3:20 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Charter School Add-On Kills Two Education Reform Issues

An attempt to piggyback charter school legislation on another bill has likely killed two plans for education reform in Kentucky.

The state Senate Education committee today added language legalizing charter schools to a charter alternative plan sponsored by Representative Carl Rollins, who chairs the House Education Committee. Charter supporters hoped Rollins would allow the amendment in order to see his alternative become law, but it's unlikely the plan will work.

"The charter school part of the bill has no chance and I'm pretty sure the whole bill is dead," says Rollins.

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Student Debt
2:55 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

College Student Debt Surpassing $1.2 Billion Kentucky

A new report says college students in America are a trillion dollars in debt. Kentucky has seen a similar increase where annual student-debt climbed from $324 million in 1999 to almost $1.2 billion a decade later. Erin Klarer, who’s a vice president with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, still says taking on such debt can sometimes be the right choice.

“You know we don’t want to blanket that all debt is bad but we do at KHEAA we want to encourage responsible borrowing,” said Klarer.

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Scholarship Program at Risk
7:33 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Appalachia Scholarship Proposal at Risk

A plan to create scholarships for college students in the Appalachian region is in danger after the Senate removed the funding in its budget proposal.  The scholarship program was intended as a compromise after a bill to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system couldn’t garner enough support.  It would give college juniors and seniors money to attend private universities or public university partnerships in the Appalachian region to finish their education.  The House’s version of the budget funded the scholarships with coal severance tax money, but the Senate remove

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School Funding
8:33 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Kentucky Schools Could Be in Line for Grant Money

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Kentucky schools will learn today whether they have been selected to participate in a new, almost 27 million dollar college-readiness grant program. Known as GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, the federal grant expects to serve 10,000 Kentucky students from low-incomes schools over six years. The goal is to increase the number of students who finish high school and continue their education. The recipient schools will be announced later this morning.

K-12 Education
3:58 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Christian County Schools Moving on Search for New Superintendent

The Christian County Board of Education is finalizing search a committee as they look for a new superintendent.

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