Education

Education
2:28 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Deal Struck Between Kentucky and Federal Government Over No Child Left Behind

Kentucky State Seal

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education is confident the commonwealth will receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Terry Holliday has been in direct talks with federal officials, and he says a big announcement confirming the waiver is coming next week.

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Kentucky Higher Education
4:02 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Lawmakers are Told Higher Education is Key to Lifting Citizens out of Poverty

The head of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education foresees a dire future for higher education if the state can’t correct its budget woes soon. CPE President Robert King told a budget subcommittee today that Governor Steve Beshear’s 6.4 percent budget cut on higher education will definitely mean higher tuition for college students. But another increase won’t be enough to fill the hole created by four years of budget cuts.

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Creationism in Schools
10:08 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Indiana Senate Committee Gives the Go-Ahead to Teaching Creationism in Public Schools

An Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in the Hoosier State’s public schools. The Senate Education Committee voted 8-to-2 to send the legislation to the full Indiana Senate despite pleas from scientists and some religious leaders to keep religion out of public school science classrooms.

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Education
1:52 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Charter Supporters Rally at Capitol in Frankfort

Advocates for charter schools in Kentucky took their cause to Frankfort today.

A handful of organizations support charter schools. One of the most vocal has been the Black Alliance for Educational Opportunities or BAEO. Its national president, Kenneth Campbell, helped lead the rally for charter schools at the Capitol. And he told the crowd Kentucky’s education system doesn’t serve all students equally.

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WKU Budget Cuts
10:20 am
Mon January 23, 2012

WKU Officials: No Hiring Freeze

WKU President Gary Ransdell

Officials at Western Kentucky University are facing a budget cut of about five million dollars in Governor Beshear's new budget. However, WKU President Gary Ransdell says a hiring freeze won't be used to help meet the cost reduction.  

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Education
9:46 am
Wed December 7, 2011

WKU President Says Students Can Expect a 5% Tuition Increase, Hopes to Avoid Higher Ed Funding Cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell recently hosted a group of state lawmakers from the Warren County region at his home. In addition to having a nice breakfast, those lawmakers got an earful from the President about the future of higher education funding in Kentucky. President Ransdell says WKU students can expect another 5% tuition increase next fall, and he says Kentucky's university leaders are banding together to present lawmakers with a proposed higher education funding model.

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Education
9:24 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Some WKU Students Choosing to Learn Arabic as a Way of Enhancing Job Prospects

Bowling Green, Ky – For many Kentucky college students, choosing a foreign language class usually involves the usual suspects of Spanish, French, and possibly German. But WKU's Arabic language instructor, Khaldoun Almousily, says learning his native language will greatly enhance a student's job prospects after graduation. We spoke to Khaldoun and two of his students, Louisville junior Alli Wright and Kent Johnson, a junior from Colombia, TN.

US Civil War
4:36 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

At WKU, Contributions of Black Civil War Soldiers to be Remembered

Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky Civil War historian wants people to know about the contributions made by African-American soldiers. Robert Bell is with the US Colored Troops Living History Association, a group dedicated to the preservation of the history of African-Americans who served during the Civil War. A day of activities will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Kentucky Museum at WKU. Kevin Willis has this story.

New Academic Year at WKU
1:55 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

WKU President Stresses "Retention" in Opening Remarks

Dr. Ransdell addresses faculty and staff
Clinton Lewis/WKU University Relations

Bowling Green, KY – WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention is becoming an important measure of academic quality. Speaking to faculty and staff during his annual convocation address, Dr. Ransdell said WKU has a responsibility to help increase the number of college graduates in the state of Kentucky. During the speech, the University President also listed some key achievements and challenges facing the institution. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......

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