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4:27 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Kentucky Schools to Take Another Shot at Federal Education Grants

Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U.S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning.

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Education
8:22 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Kentucky Education Commissioner Warns of Low Test Scores

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is warning districts to expect low scores in reading and math when the results of new state tests are revealed. In a blog post Tuesday in a newsletter for teachers, Holliday said scores will be lower in reading and math because the tests are based on benchmarks from new guidelines the state has adopted for English and mathematics.

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Education
10:09 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Indiana Study Links Academic Majors with Levels of Joblessness

An Indiana University study has found that what people studied in college had a direct effect on their chances of employment during the recession. People with degrees in health, education and biology/life sciences had the best chance of getting and holding a job in 2009 and 2010, according to the recent study by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU’s Kelley School of Business.

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Education
3:43 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Christian County Library Receives Donation to Give Books to Kids

An anonymous donor has given $200,000 to enable a western Kentucky public library provide free books to children every month. The Kentucky New Era reported Friday the donation will help establish a Dolly Parton Imagination Library project through the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

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Education
7:45 am
Wed August 29, 2012

High School Freshmen in Lexington to Get Anti-Bullying Primer

The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division is heading to Lexington to talk to hundreds of high school freshmen about bullying and harassment. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez is scheduled to give a speech and participate in a panel discussion for Fayette County freshmen on Wednesday.

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Education
1:29 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Beshear Pushing Opportunities for Both Career and Technical Education

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order that will couple the state's career and technical schools under the Department of Education. The goal is to create a unified and efficient system to better prepare students for blue collar careers.

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Education
1:48 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Dr. Ransdell Emphasizes Student Retention in Convocation Address

Challenging the Spirit at WKU

WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention will continue to be a top priority at the institution in the upcoming academic year and over the next six years. Speaking at the faculty and staff convocation in Van Meter Hall, the University President said the state and university can no longer afford to have about one thousand freshmen students per year fail to return for their second year of study.

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Education
8:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Kentucky ACT Scores Up, but Still Trail U.S. Average

Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their performance remained below the national average, education officials said Wednesday. The average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school Class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

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Education
4:16 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Van Donated to Kelly Autism Program

New van for Kelly Autism Program

A fifteen passenger van has been donated to the Kelly Autism Program, which is part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU.  Officals at the University say the vehicle was donated by Chevrolet and the GM Corvette Plant. Director Marty Boman says the vehicle has already been put to use for several special activities and field trips which give participants in the program a chance to experience new activities.

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Education
2:30 am
Mon August 20, 2012

WKU Freshmen Get First Taste of College Life This Week

Kevin Willis

WKU's freshmen are learning what it's like to get up for an 8 a.m. class. The M.A.S.T.E.R Plan orientation program for first-year students is underway Monday at the campus in Bowling Green. Students will attend sessions dealing with issues like time management, study skills, and getting along with people who look and think differently that you.

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