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Education
12:13 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

McCracken County School District Tests for Talent

Concord Elementary students participate in Dr. Bradley Almquist's high aptitude music class.
John Paul Henry

McCracken County elementary students are realizing they are much more talented than they ever thought thanks to a new effort to screen every fourth grader for musical high aptitude.

Dr. Bradley Almquist, Murray State University Director of Choral Activities, teaches students songs and to play instruments, all the while developing an innate ability.

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Education
11:16 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Kentucky Halts Standardized Tests Because of Computer Glitches

Kentucky has become the most recent state to see problems with the company that administers online  exams in public schools and officials say the problem is of concern as more states move to online testing.

Since the beginning of this week, 25 Kentucky school districts have experienced slow or dropped  connections to the online system, making it impossible to complete the ACT End of Course Exam.

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Education
8:04 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Kentucky Education Numbers Show Low College Readiness

More than half of Kentucky's public high school students last year were not prepared for college or careers based on the results of an assessment released today. Despite that finding, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the results were significantly improved from the previous year's 38 percent. Of the more than 43,000 high school students who received diplomas last spring, about 18,700 were deemed college ready. That's up from about 15,000 found to be college ready the previous year.

Education
10:42 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Montgomery County Test Scores Improve

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program test scores have improved among Montgomery County students. 

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Kentucky Watershed
4:16 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Kentucky Watershed Watch Program Changing Testing Procedures

For the first time since 2005, the Kentucky Watershed Watch Program is changing the tests it conducts on rivers, lakes and streams.  Throughout the year, the program’s 12 hundred volunteers take samples, giving the state a better feel for the quality of its surface water.  Joanna Palmer with the Watershed Watch Office says they’re now teaching new methods to volunteers...

“If they are following the protocols, the sampling protocols that we use here in the division of water..it will give us a better idea of what is happening in the stream,”  said Palmer.

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