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Education
9:38 am
Fri December 7, 2012

UK Apologies for Mass Email Containing Personal Info

The University of Kentucky is apologizing after an employee accident sent a mass email with personal information about some students. WKYT-TV reports the email was sent on Wednesday to 600 students and listed the names of students with disabilities and their accommodations.

UK released a statement on Thursday saying the mistake was "realized immediately" and efforts were made to recall the email.

Education
8:27 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Monroe County Schools Closed Due to Illness

A school district in south-central Kentucky has canceled classes for the remainder of the week citing low attendance due to illnesses. Monroe County school Superintendent Lewis Carter told the Glasgow Daily Times that officials made the decision after attendance on Monday dropped to just 81 percent. He says just a week previous to that, the district had 96 percent attendance.

However, the number had dropped to 91 percent within four days.

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WKU
2:52 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Donald Smith Named New President of WKU's College Heights Foundation

Donald Smith, who has served as Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at WKU, has been named the President of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University. He will replace Alex Downing, who is leaving the post to accept a position at Franklin Bank and Trust.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Pushing Fast Track College Degrees

A state lawmaker would like to see Kentucky's regional universities "fast track" their degree programs to save students money and get them into the labor force more quickly. Republican Senator Jared Carpenter of Berea says students are piling up debt and taking some courses that really aren't necessary.

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Education
7:12 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Welcome Event Scheduled for New President at Midway College

Dr. John P. Marsden
Credit Midway College

The Board of Trustees at Midway College recently selected Dr. John P. Marsden to serve as the institution's new President. Marsden, who previously served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Barton College in North Carolina, will attend a welcoming ceremony on December 4th.

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Education
11:15 am
Fri November 30, 2012

College Application Week Wrapping Up in Kentucky

Kentucky College Application Week is coming to a close. Friday is the last day for this year's weeklong program that helps Kentucky high school seniors navigate the sometimes tricky college application process.

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WKU
9:28 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Connie Foster Named Dean of University Libraries at WKU

Kentucky Museum on WKU campus

Connie Foster has been selected as Dean of the University Libraries at WKU.  Foster, who  served as interim Dean since March of last year, has been working at the institution since 1978. Provost Gordon Emslie says Foster has demonstrated her ability to lead the libraries during a period of significant change. Foster was selected as Dean after a comprehensive national search was conducted.

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Education
2:05 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Laurel County Mother Files Complaint Against Teacher Over "Democrat" Remarks

A parent has filed an ethical complaint against a teacher who allegedly wrote a condescending remark about Democrats on her classroom whiteboard. The parent, Mary Gilbert, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she thinks the teacher wrote the comments "You can't be a Democrat & go to heaven" to bully her daughter.

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Education
12:35 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Kentucky's Largest Public School District Snuffs Out Smoking

Jefferson County Public Schools are going tobacco free. The policy will keep cigarettes and tobacco off school property. Designated smoking areas outside of the schools will be gone. Employees will have to go off campus to smoke.

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Education
1:33 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Tennessee Teachers Embroiled in Test-taking Fraud

It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said.

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