Education http://news.wkms.org en SIU Board Tables Tuition Increase; Dunn Starts May 1 http://news.wkms.org/post/siu-board-tables-tuition-increase-dunn-starts-may-1 SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:59:55 +0000 Jennifer Fuller 39955 at http://news.wkms.org SIU Board Tables Tuition Increase; Dunn Starts May 1 Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses http://news.wkms.org/post/poll-84-kentuckians-favor-tobacco-free-k-12-campuses <p>According to <a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/news-events/press-releases/kentuckians-views-health-related-school-policies">a poll released by a nonprofit health organization</a>, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.</p><p>The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:41:34 +0000 John Null 39938 at http://news.wkms.org Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses President-Elect Suggests Ways for Murray State to Bring in Revenue as It Faces Budget Cuts http://news.wkms.org/post/president-elect-suggests-ways-murray-state-bring-revenue-it-faces-budget-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State University President-elect Bob Davies says he wants to push the university to compete for funds and look for new revenue sources as it faces budget cuts from the state.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:43:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 39932 at http://news.wkms.org President-Elect Suggests Ways for Murray State to Bring in Revenue as It Faces Budget Cuts MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support http://news.wkms.org/post/msu-transfer-credit-could-be-available-mid-continent-students-ag-conway-pledges-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:17 +0000 Rob Canning & John Null 39931 at http://news.wkms.org MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30 http://news.wkms.org/post/mid-continent-chairman-confirms-layoffs-school-will-operate-through-june-30 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2,500-student Christian school has been laid off.&nbsp; The Mayfield-based </span>MCU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June </span>30<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:03:01 +0000 Lance Dennee 39916 at http://news.wkms.org Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30 Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap http://news.wkms.org/post/graves-county-school-set-close-receives-honor-closing-achievement-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and auction it off as surplus property.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:42 +0000 Whitney Jones 39908 at http://news.wkms.org Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap Lawmakers Hopeful to Reach Agreement on Road Budget by Midnight Deadline http://news.wkms.org/post/lawmakers-hopeful-reach-agreement-road-budget-midnight-deadline <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Leaders in the House and Senate appear closer to reaching an agreement on a three billion dollar road plan.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Differences between the two chambers have made negotiations difficult.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:29:16 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39907 at http://news.wkms.org Lawmakers Hopeful to Reach Agreement on Road Budget by Midnight Deadline Beshear’s Veto Clears Path for Paducah School of Art and Design Construction to Start http://news.wkms.org/post/beshear-s-veto-clears-path-paducah-school-art-and-design-construction-start <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">Paducah School of Art and Design is one step closer to the construction phase of the Kitchens’ building in </span>Lowertown<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">. Steve </span>Beshear’s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;"> line item veto on the state’s budget assures West Kentucky Community and Technical College can use bonding to fund the project.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Lance Dennee 39898 at http://news.wkms.org Beshear’s Veto Clears Path for Paducah School of Art and Design Construction to Start Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President http://news.wkms.org/post/mid-continent-university-appoints-tom-walden-new-acting-president <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:200%">On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:20 +0000 Rob Canning 39875 at http://news.wkms.org Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President Murray High School Assistant Charged with Rape http://news.wkms.org/post/murray-high-school-assistant-charged-rape <p>A Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant has been charged with five counts of <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx?id=40869">rape in the third degree against an underage student.</a></p><p>Murray police arrested 30-year-old Kwen Trice on Friday.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:11:27 +0000 John Null 39879 at http://news.wkms.org