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A dramatic decline in Kentuckians earning GED diplomas over the last two years has led some lawmakers to question the current version of the test, which rolled out in January of 2014.

Summer Art Workshop 2015 Flyer

Rising 9th graders through high school graduates from around the country enjoy a fast-paced art workshop experience with no prior art training required with Murray State art faculty in mid-June. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this week-long event with printmaking faculty and workshop director Nicole Hand and how to get on the mailing list for next year's workshop.

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'Have a good summer! Love ya! Stay as sweet as you are! Don't ever change!' These are some of the messages that have appeared in high school yearbooks for decades. While much has changed since 1964, much of the fundamental high school experience are more or less the same. Playwright, author, teacher, former business executive Constance Alexander joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to read from her book of poems 64 Blue Letters, recalling a high school yearbook in verse.

Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on Sounds Good.

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Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. Click here for more about the new high school.

Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.

Kate Lochte speaks with Donna Crouch, Principal of Gateaway Academy High School in Mayfield, on Sounds Good. They talk about the efforts of Gateway Academy to issue diplomas to some who might not otherwise receive diplomas, how Gateway stands out in the state of Kentucky and other similar schools, some changes coming to the school, and the recent graduation of their 500th student.

It’s very likely many athletes in Kentucky high schools are not aware of a 1972 educational amendment which changed the face of athletics.  A panel discussion in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Title Nine ruling was held yesterday at Midway College.  The landmark legislation banned sex discrimination in schools for both academics and athletics.  Kathy DeBoer, former UK Assistant Athletics Director participated in the program yesterday.

Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program

Sep 7, 2012
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To help close a $50,000 budget gap created by state spending cuts, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is suspending its new media discipline. That area is comprised of film production, still photography, Claymation, and other digital arts.

MSU Upward Bound Program Gets 525K

Sep 3, 2012

The U. S. Department of Education has renewed funding for Murray State University’s Upward Bound Math and Science program with $525,000 in grants. Upward Bound strengthens students’ math and science skills and helps them pursue careers in those fields.

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