Education

Governor's Group Encourages New Strategies
4:12 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Kentucky Included in NGA Project to Study Efficient Funding

State Officials in Kentucky today announced that the state has been selected by the National Governor's Association to work with other states to develop policies promoting efficient education funding. The group will also study flexibility in the awarding of high school credits.

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Education
2:55 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

WKU Professor Seeks to Understand Why Some Have "Identification with All Humanity"

WKU Psychology professor Sam McFarland has long been fascinated by individuals who put their lives--and the lives of loved ones--at risk in order to save people of a different race, ethnicity, or religious group. Dr. McFarland has an article that's set to be published in a social psychology journal called "All Humanity is My Ingroup: A Measure and Studies of 'Identification with All Humanity.'"

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Education
7:26 am
Wed May 9, 2012

The University of Kentucky Raises Tuition Again

The University of Kentucky board of trustees has voted to increase student tuition and fees by six percent. The board voted Tuesday following plans announced last month to increase tuition as state funding for postsecondary education saw a 6.4% cut.

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Education
10:57 am
Tue May 8, 2012

WKU Storm Chasers Ready To Hit The Road

A WKU weather forecasting class is set to begin a 10,000 mile, two week trip later this month, seeking out things most of us run away from. Joe Corcoran speaks with assistant geography and geology professor Dr. Josh Durkee about his storm chasers class.

Education
6:38 am
Thu May 3, 2012

WKU Officials Say Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to Start in June of 2013

Leaders at Western Kentucky University say they now plan to open the new Doctor in Physical Therapy Program in about 13 months. Although there is strong demand for the program, it can't be offered until the entire certification process has been completed.

Dr. Harvey Wallmann says he's optimistic about the program's future.

Education
4:25 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

State Tests in May Will Measure Students' College and Career Readiness

State assessment tests get underway in Kentucky this month, and what happens in the closing weeks of the school year could have major implications for students, employers, and the state economy.  Kentucky is the first state to adopt international math and language standards, raising the bar on learning.

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Education
3:16 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Physical Therapy Program at WKU Expected to Start in June of 2013

Officials at Western Kentucky University say they currently plan to open the WKU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in  about fourteen months.  The program has now received state approval from the Council on Postsecondary Education.

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Education
12:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

WKU Officials to Recommend 4.8 % Tuition Increase

At the conclusion of this morning's WKU Board of Regents Meeting, University President Dr. Gary Ransdell said University officials will recommend a tuition increase of less than five percent for in-state, undergraduate students. The Council on Postsecondary Education recently put a cap of 5 percent on tuition increases at WKU for next fall.

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Education and Security
11:58 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Says Guns in Glove Boxes are Legal on Campus

The Kentucky Supreme Court today has ruled that guns and other deadly weapons may be stored in a car's glove compartment while on a college campus in the state. The High Court's ruling came in the case of a graduate student from the University of Kentucky.

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Education
10:41 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Warren County School Once Again Named a Green Ribbon School

A Warren County elementary school is being honored as one of three Green Ribbon Schools in Kentucky. Richardsville Elementary joins Rosa Parks Elementary in Lexington and Georgetown Middle School in Scott County as the only Kentucky schools to receive the award.

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