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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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Education
2:21 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Defense Department Grant to Help Hardin County Schools Combat Dropout Rate

Hardin County Schools will use a $1 million  grant from the Defense Department to bolster dropout prevention efforts. The grant announced Thursday in Elizabethtown will pay for counseling programs for at-risk students, extended school services, and random drug testing at the district’s alternative school for troubled students.

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Education
10:18 am
Thu September 20, 2012

High Court Upholds Jefferson County Student Assignment Plan

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students have no legal right to attend any particular school in a decision that delivers a setback for the push for neighborhood schools in the state. The high court's ruling upholds the plan currently in use by Louisville's school district about how students are assigned to schools across the county.

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Education
8:16 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Oldham Co. Educator is Kentucky's History Teacher of the Year

Kentucky’s History Teacher of the Year has been announced. He is Ron Adkisson, an eighth-grade teacher of U.S. history at South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood.

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Education
9:25 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Nashville Schools to Lose Millions for Rejection of Charter School

The state Department of Education is withholding $3.4 million in funding from the public school system in Nashville over a rejected charter school. The Metro Nashville school board last week defied an order by the state Board of Education to approve the application from Phoenix-based Great Hearts Academies.

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Education
8:25 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Summer Reading Winners Promote College Savings in Kentucky

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority will start eight children on the road to college savings by opening accounts for them with initial $1,000 deposits. The children are the winners of a summer reading program sponsored by the KHEAA and the state Department for Library and Archives.

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Education
5:57 am
Wed September 12, 2012

UK President Receives Mixed Review

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has received a mostly positive review after a year on the job but he won't receive a performance bonus.

Education
3:01 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Changes Proposed to How Kentucky Special Needs Students are Tested

Some state lawmakers are blasting a proposed change to how Kentucky students with disabilities are tested under the statewide assessment and accountability system. The Kentucky Board of Education has proposed limiting the assistance given to disabled students when they take the new exams later this academic year.

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