Education

-Sports - WKMS
3:17 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Racers Hold #9 Spot

goracers.com

The Murray State men’s basketball team remains at number 9 on the latest Associated Press poll following their wins over Southeast Missouri State University and UT Martin last week. This puts the Racers just ahead of powerhouses Michigan State and Duke. Murray State is still undefeated with 23 wins this season. They face off against Tennessee State at home Thursday at 7:00. Tickets still remain available for that game, but MSU's remaining Saturday Home games are sell outs, which include a match against Austin Peay and the Bracketbuster game against 16th-ranked St. Mary's. 

Higher Education
10:40 am
Fri January 27, 2012

January Conversation with Murray State President

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has outlined significant cuts in the Commonwealth's two year budget. This week, Chad Lampe sat down with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn to learn what MSU can do to weather a potential 6.4 percent cut to the school's budget. Also, his thoughts on the possible addition of the private University of Pikeville to the roster of state colleges.

 

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Q&A
4:32 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King

Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education

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-Education - WKMS
10:52 am
Tue January 3, 2012

New Charter School Push in Kentucky Legislative Session

The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called <a href="http://www.chartersinkentucky.com/">Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education</a> (KARE) is launching TV ad buys across the commonwealth today to educate the general public about charter schools.

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K-12 Education
10:58 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Step Up For Kids with Sen. Ken Winters and Kentucky Youth Advocates' Terry Brooks

Murray, KY –

WKMS News teamed up with the non-profit, non-partisan group, Kentucky Youth Advocates at a regional Step Up for Kids conference.  This education special on Front Page P.M. digs into K-12 issues with Kentucky Senate Education Committee Chairman Dr. Ken Winters and the Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, Terry Brooks. This conversation was recorded last week in Murray as part of a KYA Step Up for Kids Regional event. News Director and Assistant Station Manager, Chad Lampe, served as moderator for the discussion.

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Education - WKMS
4:57 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Commentary: Improving Education: What is the Right Approach?

Stu Silberman

Kentucky – Executive Director of Kentucky's Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Stu Silberman, offers a reflection on Improving Education: What is the Right Approach.

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Education - WKMS
4:14 pm
Sat September 24, 2011

Commentary: Why We Can't Afford to Stop Pushing Students

Dr. Nancy Moore Waldrop

Paducah, KY – Dr. Nancy Moore Waldrop is Superintendent of McCracken County Public Schools. In the first of a series of commentaries about what's happening in education, Dr. Waldrop says we "cannot afford to stop pushing" students to learn.

Another school year is upon us. It's an exciting time full of change, full of promise. There is nothing static about education at any level in your local schools big and important things are happening.

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Commentary
12:01 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

WKMS Station Manager Kate Lochte on Federal Funding

Murray, KY – WKMS Station Manager Kate Lochte has an update on federal funding for public media:

As you are most likely aware, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1, the Continuing Budget Resolution that eliminates federal funding for public broadcasting. We anticipated this outcome and have already implemented a strategy to preserve federal funding for public service media as the bill heads into the Senate. Early next week the Senate will begin work on its version of the bill.

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Commentary
11:58 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Commentary: "Potential Evangelicals" need not apply at UK

Richard Nelson

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Higher Education
9:26 am
Fri January 14, 2011

A Conversation with Murray State's President - January Edition

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Kentucky's Revenue Receipts continue to climb, but State Budget Director Mary Lassiter suspects that growth to be tempered in the coming months. The initial positive news of growth has many state institutions wondering about renewed funding. Today in their monthly conversation, Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn about MSU funding in this budget climate along with campus safety, and this year's presidential lecturer Ben Stein.

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