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5:09 am
Fri October 19, 2012

African-American Pioneer, Bronze Sculptor, and WWI Fighter Pilot Honored by WKU

Ms. Margaret Munday still plays the piano at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn, something she has done since she was 6.
Kevin Willis

WKU is set to induct three new members into the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The Class of 2012 includes the first African-American to enroll in undergraduate classes on the Hill, a renowned bronze sculptor whose works can be seen throughout WKU's campus, and a Brigadier General and WWI ace fighter pilot.

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Education
5:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Corbin Teacher Named Kentucky Teacher of the Year

A Corbin Middle School language arts teacher and a Daviess County elementary school teacher are receiving honors for their excellence in the classroom. Corbin's Kristal Doolin was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The honor comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding

Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

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Education
5:30 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Kentucky Education Foundation Aims to Foster New, Innovative Academic Programs

Kentucky is about to officially start a nonprofit education foundation modeled after one in Colorado and aimed at attracting funding for innovative school programs. State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday on Wednesday will deliver paperwork to the secretary of state's office incorporating the new Fund for Transforming Education.

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Education
6:13 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Kentucky High School Soccer Coach Killed in Auto Accident

A Louisville high school coach and English teacher has died in a car wreck in Spencer County. Kentucky State Police say Brian Walters of Fisherville dropped off the right shoulder of Kentucky 1319 shortly before 7 a.m. EDT Monday, overcorrected, crossed back over the highway and was hit by a pickup truck.

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Education
8:07 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Former Lawmaker to Help EKU with Presidential Search

A public figure with extensive state and local government experience is among those people who will help Eastern Kentucky University find a new president. EKU President Doug Whitlock announced in August he would retire next summer.

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Education
4:21 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Kentucky School Test Scores May be Delayed Until November

The results of Kentucky's new tests for public school students will be delayed until possibly November. Officials at the state Board of Education meeting in Frankfort on Tuesday said results may not be released until Oct. 30 or Oct. 31, and possibly into the first week of November.

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Education
1:21 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

In Kentucky, Only 25% of Children are Prepared for Kindergarten

Just one in four children in the state is prepared for kindergarten, according to preliminary data presented to the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday. The preliminary data is showing that 24 percent to 28 percent of children are considered prepared for kindergarten, said Karen Dodd, director of strategic planning for the education department.

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Education
8:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Saudi Student Population Grows at WKU, Providing Unique Benefits to All Involved

WKU Saudi students Abdulrahman Alfurhud (left), and Faisal Alzomily
Kevin Willis

Universities throughout the U.S. are trying to increase their international student population, and WKU is no different. For years at WKU, Indian and Chinese students made up the largest international student groups, but that has since changed. There are now more students from Saudi Arabia on WKU’s campus than from any other country outside the U.S.

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Education
8:49 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Kentucky School Board OKs Policy on Restraining Students

The state Board of Education on Monday approved some changes to a new statewide policy regarding when and how students may be restrained in public schools. Board members unanimously backed the amended proposal in Frankfort during a regular meeting.

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