Education

12:59pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Education

Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes

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Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education.

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11:42am

Sun November 18, 2012
Education

Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz to Return for Centre Commencement

Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz, ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent and moderator of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate at Centre, will be the featured speaker at Centre’s 190th Commencement Ceremony on May 19. Raddatz has held her current role at ABC since 2008. Previously, she acted as the network’s State Department and senior national security correspondent. She and others at ABC News were recognized for their coverage of Sept. 11, 2001, with a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award.

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4:17pm

Fri November 16, 2012
Education

University Student Clubs are Self Policing

In its campaign against hazing, Eastern Kentucky University expects student clubs to police themselves.  The E-K-U Men’s Rugby Club was suspended Thursday night for freshmen initiations that included a paddle.  The club cannot practice, play games, or even meet until August of 20-14.  Eastern Vice President of Student Affairs Mike Reagle says the university does not have enough staff to closely monitor such organizations.

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12:24pm

Fri November 16, 2012

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Fri November 16, 2012

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Mon November 12, 2012
Education

Open Forums on EKU Presidential Search

The search for a new president at Eastern Kentucky University begins in earnest this week.  Members of the E-K-U community can offer their thoughts on the skills needed in the next president.  Consultants hired to help with the search will be in Richmond the next two days to hear from administrators, faculty, students, and citizens.  An open community forum is tonight on the Richmond campus.  Presidential Search and Screening Committee Chair Craig Turner says public comments will be part of the mix

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12:42pm

Fri November 2, 2012

1:41pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Education

Snow School Closings

A Pre-Halloween snowfall in eastern Kentucky has kept thousands of school children home.  The snow comes as a spinoff to Hurricane Sandy.  In Pike County, where classes were canceled Tuesday,  Personnel Director Ralph Kilgore says an October snow day is highly unusual.  “I can remember when I was a young man in school, we had snow and we were practicing football in the snow, but that was back in the 60’s.  That’s been a long time.   Since I’ve been in the school system, I cannot remember calling school off in October, for snow,” said Kilgore.

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Tue October 30, 2012

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Mon October 29, 2012

3:59pm

Thu October 25, 2012
Education

State Auditor to Keep Up With Schools

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will continue to do special audits of school districts, after three turned up a variety of issues.  Reviewing education funding was one of Edelen's campaign promises last year. And so far, he’s made good by auditing Kenton, Mason and Breathitt County school districts. Those reports found poor documentation of funds and occasional misspending.  Edelen told lawmakers today he’ll continue doing the special audits to help school boards learn to keep tighter controls on their finances.

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3:29pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Education

Investigation Launched into EKU Hazing Allegation

Eastern Kentucky University officials are looking into an allegation of hazing.  The claim was filed against the men’s Rugby Club.  E-K-U Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Mike Reagle says officials are still trying to determine what happened.  “We have an allegation.  That is correct.  We don’t know what has happened until we talk to students who happened to be there.  But, there is an allegation that someone has made and that’s what we’re investigating at this point.” Said Reagle.

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12:36pm

Wed October 24, 2012

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Education

UPike Students Learn Dangers of Texting While Driving

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Thu October 11, 2012
Education

EKU Presidential Search Committee Formed

A public figure with extensive state and local government experience is among those people who will help Eastern Kentucky University find a new president.  E-K-U President Doug Whitlock announced in August he would retire next summer.   Former State Senator and Richmond City Manager Ed Worley will serve on the school’s newly formed search committee.  “Are we a community with a university in it or are we a university community and there is a very distinct difference and I think who ever the next president needs to identify that this is a university community and they want to work with the community to grow this as Richmond, Madison County and Eastern Kentucky University together,” said Worley.

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12:53pm

Tue October 9, 2012

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Fri October 5, 2012

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Thu October 4, 2012
Education

Students can Participate in Mock Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has invited schools and teachers across the state to bring the 2012 General Election into classrooms through the Kentucky Student Mock Election program. The deadline to register for the mock election, which is conducted in partnership with the National Student/Parent Mock Election, is Oct. 31. The statewide mock election will be held on Nov. 1.

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12:40pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Education

Georgetown College President to Retire in June 2013

Georgetown College President William Crouch speaks during the college's graduation ceremony for graduate students earlier this year.

Dr. William Crouch announced his retirement Tuesday as the 23rd president of Georgetown College, effective June 30, 2013. The announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of his inauguration as Georgetown College president in 1992. “This is a decision that Bill and Jan have been contemplating for several months,” said Earl Goode, Board of Trustees chair. “As our 23rd president, he has served our community of learners faithfully the past 21 years. Together they have left a lasting impact on this institution.

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Thu September 27, 2012

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Thu September 27, 2012

2:31pm

Wed September 26, 2012
Education

Survey Reveals Parent's Concerns About Education

Fewer than 10 percent of Kentucky parents report that their child has ever walked or biked to school.

When asked, only about one in four Kentucky parents describe the meals served at their child's schools or day care centers as being nutritious. Fewer than 10 percent report that their child have ever walked or biked to school. And an overwhelming majority want information about sexually transmitted infections, human anatomy, abstinence education, birth control methods and condom use taught in Kentucky's high schools.

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3:37pm

Tue September 25, 2012

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