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.
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.
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.
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.
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.