Education

Education
8:02 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Expected Sumner County Student Increase Fizzles Following Funding Fight

A Middle Tennessee school system is apparently not getting a large increase in students, which was a focus in a budget fight. The Sumner County schools delayed opening for 10 days this month as the school board and the Sumner County Commission deadlocked over more education funding.

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Education
11:21 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Hearing Held On Kentucky's Student Restraint Policy

A public hearing over a proposal to restrict how students can be restrained in classrooms across the state has drawn dozens of comments. 

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Education
10:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Toyota Gives Grant to Help Early Childhood Academies in Kentucky

Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program. Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. The program is for pre-kindergarten students and their parents and is meant to prepare children to enter school.

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Education
8:12 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Thousands More Kentucky Students Taking AP Classes

Thousands more public high school students in Kentucky are taking Advanced Placement exams, and those numbers have more than doubled for some minority groups in the past five years. The Kentucky Department of Education attributed the rise to a program aimed at increasing both participation and success in the college-level courses.

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Education /Gatton Academy
6:38 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Celebration for Gatton Academy Recognition Held

Home of the Gatton Academy
WKU Public Radio

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science was named the Number one high school in the country earlier this year by Newsweek magazine. In recognition of that honor, a celebration took place on the WKU campus. The ceremony gave many of the leaders who helped to make the Academy possible a chance to reflect on what it means to the university, the students, and the region. 

Education
6:42 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Students Competing for National Scholarships

WKU Scholar Development

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is helping students compete for some major, national scholarships. Its a highly competitive field, but University officials say WKU students were awarded more than 500 thousand dollars from such scholarships last year.

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Education
6:47 am
Sun September 23, 2012

Celebration Planned for Gatton Academy

Home of the Gatton Academy on the WKU campus
WKU Public Radio

Earlier this year Newsweek magazine named the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU "America's Number One High School." On Monday, September 24th, a celebration will be held on the WKU campus, with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear scheduled to speak.

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Education
8:01 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

WKU's Major Giving Effort Breaks the $200 Million Mark

Guthrie Tower at WKU
WKU Public Radio

Declaring it a successful effort, officials at WKU have announced that the "A New Century of Spirit" campaign raised more than $202 million. The announcement came at the President's Circle Gala and Campaign Celebration. Kathryn Costello, WKU Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, says a total of $202,305,534 was raised to support students, faculty, programs, and capital projects.

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Education
12:19 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Kentucky School Leaders Worried about Student Restraining Policy

Some Kentucky school superintendents are expressing concerns about a proposed state regulation on the use of student restraint. Pendleton County Schools Superintendent Anthony Strong told The Kentucky Enquirer that the proposal is too vague. He says there needs to be a better explanation of expectations.

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Education
7:45 am
Fri September 21, 2012

WKU to Announce Campaign Totals

Kathryn Costello
WKU

Friday night's gala on the WKU campus will include a celebration of the fund-raising campaign known as "A New Century of Spirit." During gala activities, the final figures for the campaign will be announced. University officials have been very pleased with progress on the campaign, particularly in light of unfavorable economic conditions that have been in effect for much of the five year project.

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