Murray Independent Schools

Education
2:11 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Nearly Three-Quarters of Murray’s Kindergarteners Were Ready for School This Fall

Credit tcpalm.com

Half of Kentucky’s kindergarten students are unprepared when they enter the public education system. But Children entering Murray Independent Schools fared much better.

According to Kentucky’s new Brigance kindergarten screener results nearly three quarters of children entering elementary school were ready.

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Education
8:23 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Murray's Holly Bloodworth Named '2014 Teacher of the Year'

The 2014 High School Teacher of the Year Joanna Howerton Stevens, left, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Holly Bloodworth, and Middle School Teacher of the Year Melanie Trowel pose for pictures after an awards ceremony at the Capitol.
Credit Amy Wallot

UPDATE: Murray Elementary School’s Holly Bloodworth is Kentucky's 2014 Teacher of the Year. 

The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland, Incorporated named the Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year, as well as the overall Kentucky Teacher of the Year during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

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Education
10:14 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kentucky Releases Top, Bottom Performing Schools in Area

The Kentucky Education Department released report cards for all school districts in the commonwealth today, but none of the western Kentucky systems qualified for the highest honor called District of Distinction.

The District of Distinction should not be confused with distinguished school districts. Our listening area had seven distinguished school systems: Murray Independent, Marshall County, Lyon County, Calloway County, McCracken County, Daviess County and Logan County.

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Education
10:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

New Kentucky Standards Reflect Change in Teaching Focus

This year Kentucky public school students took tests using the state’s new accountability measure for the first time. “College and Career Readiness” are the keywords tied to education reforms brought about by 2009 legislation. The focus is making the students successful, no matter their path in life. In the 2011-2012 school year, students got the first round of tougher math and reading programs, and test scores released in November show how well they did. While school districts’ scores varied, all have benefited from higher standards.  


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