A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia? The leader of the Kentucky House said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.
A former social worker for the Hardin County Schools has left a $2.42 million endowment for college scholarships there. The News-Enterprise reports Charley Nell Llewellyn’s gift is expected to generate about $100,000 a year and is the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history.
The Role of public education will be celebrated across the nation, starting November 11th. American Education Week runs through Saturday November 17th. Organizers of the event say its an opportunity to celebrate the work done by teachers and school staff. The theme of the week’s schedule is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.”
Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.
Martha Kanter, the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, is scheduled to deliver opening remarks at this week's WKU Conference on Education and Community Involvement. Kanter is expected to speak about recent civic learning programs promoted by the the U.S. Department of Education.
Here is a list of the top performing schools in the Pulaski County and Somerset Independent school systems that are rated either Distinguished or Proficient in Friday's release of Unbridled Learning statewide test results: