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Education
3:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Forum Encourages Girls to Pursue Careers in Science and Related Fields

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Cindy Ragland  is coordinating the West Kentucky Forum of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, coming up Thursday, November 14th, to interest girls 3rd grade and older in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Collaborative and the event. 

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Education
9:21 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Beshear Plans to Override Rejection of Science Standards

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  A Kentucky legislative committee has rejected new science standards for public school students, but Gov. Steve Beshear now says he’ll use his power to implement the standards anyway.

During the public comment period this year, some  criticized the new standards for including evolution and climate change, saying they believe they’re inferior to Kentucky’s current standards. Some lawmakers were under pressure from  constituents, saying they’ve received hundreds of comments opposing the standards.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

MSU Upward Bound Program Gets 525K

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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Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/1/12

Being underground helps block out some of the other particles streaming through space, such as cosmic rays.

Today on NPR: A mile-deep mine in South Dakota was closed a decade ago. Now, it's been cleaned up and revamped as an underground science laboratory.

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Education
3:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Kentucky Science Scores Exceed Nation Average in NAEP Tests

Kentucky’s science scores in the latest national assessment exceed the national average, but that may not be the case for long. 

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