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Education
10:28 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Holliday Receives Contract Extension Through 2017

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner has been given a four-year contract extension. The state board of education unanimously agreed to award the extension to Terry Holliday, who has been on the job since 2009. The new deal covers the years of 2013 to 2017, and keeps Holliday’s annual salary at $225,000.

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Education
10:33 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Funding for Kentucky School Boards and Higher Education in State Auditor's Crosshairs

A busy schedule won’t keep Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen from digging into school board funding. Edelen is currently planning audits into special taxing districts and Medicaid managed care. His office is also required to do hundreds of audits of local and state government agencies. But Edelen says he’ll keep his campaign pledge to look at school funding. And that could include a review of the state’s public universities, too.

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Education
6:38 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus Viewing Party Scheduled at WKU Tuesday Evening

The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun late Tuesday, in an event that won't happen again for 105 years. A special educational activity is planned at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium to provide a safe way for people of all ages to view and learn more about the event.

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Education
12:22 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

WKU Finance and Budget Committee Approves New Budget

A key committee of the WKU Board of Regents has given approval to a new budget for 2012-2013. Meeting in the Cornelius Martin Regents Room on the WKU Campus, members of the Finance and Budget Committee approved a $388 million budget, which includes a 2% pay raise for faculty and staff.

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Education
1:59 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Less Than 19% of Proposed WKU Budget Comes from State Funding

The campus of WKU

WKU President Gary Ransdell has sent all faculty and staff an email containing the school’s proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The WKU Board of Regents Budget and Finance Committee will debate the $388 million blueprint at a meeting Friday morning, with a vote before the full Board scheduled for June 22nd.

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Education
12:41 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Daviess County Judge-Executive Hopes His Region Will Be Included in Future Scholarship Plan

A Daviess County leader says he hopes the counties in his region will soon be included in some sort of coal tax college scholarship program. The scholarship fund announced this week by Governor Beshear includes nine counties in eastern Kentucky. While not criticizing the Governor's plan, Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly told WKU Public Radio a college scholarship program paid for by coal severance tax dollars could greatly benefit his and other coal-producing western counties, like Henderson, Webster, and Hopkins.

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Education
11:15 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Some Western and Eastern Kentucky County Leaders Want Coal Scholarships Expanded

Some county officials in Kentucky are criticizing Governor Steve Beshear's authorization of more than $4 million from coal tax revenue to provide college scholarships to students from nine eastern Kentucky counties over the next two years.

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Education
10:57 am
Wed May 30, 2012

WKU Places in Top 5 Nationally in Hearst Journalism Competition

Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has finished fourth in the Overall Intercollegiate Championship in the 52nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. WKU has ranked among the top eight nationally for 19 consecutive years and won the overall title in 2005, 2001 and 2000.

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Education
10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Gatton Academy Director Says All of Kentucky Should Be Proud of #1 Ranking

The Executive Director of the Gatton Academy for Science and Math at Western Kentucky University says their recent number one ranking in the country is good news for the entire Commonwealth.

Dr. Julia Roberts was a guest on WKU Public Radio's "Morning Edition" this morning with Joe Corcoran.

Click on the "Listen" button above to hear Joe's interview with Dr. Roberts.

Education
5:43 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Gatton Academy Rated Best High School in America

Newsweek magazine has named the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU as the nation's top high school.

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