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Politics & Government

Gunner Comes to Columbus
Gunner Comes to Columbus

Gunner is a good dog. Gunner is a very good dog. He hunts. He retrieves. Even when the bird to be retrieved is way out there in the river, he gamely goes after it. Gunner always gets his man – er – bird.

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Education

EducationNation right here at home
EducationNation right here at home

NBC Television News focused its attention on the state of elementary and secondary education in America this week. Dubbing the week’s events Education Nation... The news is mostly bad.

We wondered if there was any good news to be had in West Kentucky schools, so we asked school board offices one simple question: 

What are you doing this year that you are most proud of?

The stories that follow are the answers we got.

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Carlisle County Schools: Focus on improving student achievement
Carlisle County Schools: Focus on improving student achievement
The Carlisle County School District completes the process of accreditation from AdvancED today with an exit report from the QAR (Quality Assurance Review) team. AdvancED is the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. District accreditation requires a school system to review its systemic efforts for improving student achievement.
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Hickman County - Community involvement makes the difference
Robbie Rudolph, who started the Four Rivers Scholarship Program, talks to HCHS students
Hickman County - Community involvement makes the difference
At Hickman County Schools, every day we are trying to expand our opportunities in helping our students.  Increased involvement from our community is helping to change our students’ lives. 
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Mayfield Independent: Only district in WKY to meet all goals
Mayfield Independent serves 3-4 year olds in its Head Start Program
Mayfield Independent: Only district in WKY to meet all goals
   In a repeat of last year, the Mayfield Independent District again met all “adequate yearly progress” goals required by the U.S. Department of Education under the No Child Left Behind Act of 200l.

                Mayfield is the only school district in western Kentucky which met all district goals and in which each individual school met all of its own goals.

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McCracken County Schools: preparing students for global competition
Bob the Dog in a lesson with McCracken Co. school children.
McCracken County Schools: preparing students for global competition

In McCracken County we care deeply about the educational experiences that our students receive.  We acknowledge that we live in a world that is rapidly changing and the competition for our students is global as well as local...

...To an outside observer they may see students in a classroom moving, singing, dancing, chanting, or using laptops, but to us, we are preparing them for careers that haven’t even been created yet.

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Paducah City Schools: breaking ground physically and educationally
Paducah Tilghman HS band on the field.
Paducah City Schools: breaking ground physically and educationally

Here are many exciting things happening this year in the Paducah Public Schools! 

A new school, AP Curriculum/dual credit, tuition reimbursement, free college, open enrollment,

AP CURRICULUM/DUAL CREDIT

 

Our school district takes pride in our curriculum, our staff and our students' achievement. Please take a moment to find out more about us by reviewing the enclosed materials and visiting our website at www.paducah.kyschools.us

 

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Community and Regional News

Murray State University College of Education receives largest gift in its history

MURRAY, Ky. — A $1.3 million gift from the estate of Selman and Katherine Franzman in honor of their daughter, Barbara Sue Franzman Beasley, will create two endowments that benefit students entering Murray State University’s college of education in the fall of 2011. The gift is the largest received to date by Murray State’s college of education. 

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