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Clark Workshops to Improve Kindergarten Readiness
Monday, August 31, 2015 7:53 AM
Clark Elementary School in Paducah is one of 11 schools statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies, driven by Toyota, the program takes aim at the fact that half of Kentucky’s children are not prepared for kindergarten, according to research by the ...
New App to Enhance Murray State Campus Safety
Monday, August 31, 2015 5:52 AM
Murray State University students have a new tool to help enhance campus safety. The LiveSafe app is free from iTunes and Android stores. The university is encouraging students, parents, faculty and staff to download the app to their phones. The application is a two-way communication tool for emergencies and non-emergencies. Users can report suspicious or criminal activity to University Police ...
Kentucky Has More Than 30,000 Homeless Students
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:05 PM
A review of federal education data shows more than 30,000 students in Kentucky are homeless. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1LDvPWo ) says its analysis shows Kentucky has the nation's highest rate of student homelessness. The newspaper says the number of homeless students in Kentucky has nearly doubled in less than six years, reaching a high of more than 35,000 students in the ...
Finalists Picked in Education Commissioner Search
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:25 AM
The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen two finalists in its search for a new state education commissioner. Media reports say the board did not identify the two final candidates in the running to succeed education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Board Chairman Roger Marcum says he doesn't expect the board to publicly name the finalists. He says it's up to those candidates if they choose ...
UT Students Asked to Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns
Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:56 AM
University of Tennessee students have been asked to use gender-neutral pronouns such as "ze." Multiple media outlets report that the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus. The University of Tennessee's Pride Center Director, Donna Braquet, wrote on the university's website ...
Ballard Students Chosen for National FFA Chorus
Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:29 AM
Ballard Memorial High School FFA members Autumn Dunaway and Patra Caldwell have been selected to sing with the group’s National Chorus at the National FFA Convention in Louisville in late August. The two submitted an audition video over the summer, and found out on Aug. 13 that both were accepted. Only 80 students were accepted nationwide, of which five are from ...
CASA Volunteers Needed in McCracken County
Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:10 AM
CASA of McCracken County is recruiting for an upcoming free training class, and invite anyone interested in serving children to apply. CASA -- Court Appointed Special Advocate -- volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children with cases in family court. CASA volunteers served about 20 percent of the more than 300 local ...
WKCTC Offers New Surgical Tech Opportunities
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:00 AM
As the nation’s population continues to age, experts say the health care industry will need skilled workers in a variety of fields such as radiography, physical therapy, and surgical technology. For the first time, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is allowing individuals interested in surgical technology to enroll in the fall or ...
Sign Up By Jan. 23 for Robot Challenge at WKCTC
Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:31 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College is gearing up to host its first Robot Extreme Challenge (RCX) in March. But first, it’s time to build the teams that will participate in the competition. Elementary, middle school and high school students can participate in the competition that will be held at WKCTC March 7, but any student who is interested in being on a Robot Extreme ...
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