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Education

Schools face 2% state funding cut
Commissioner Terry Holliday in Graves County
Schools face 2% state funding cut

Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday sent an email out Thursday morning informing school boards across the state that their budgets would take a 2% hit from the state.

With the state budget under pressure, schools will have to manage around the cut to preserve programs and staff levels. 

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School board member scores high on ACT
Kelsey Colley, senior at Graves County High School
School board member scores high on ACT
Graves County Board of Education member Kelsey Colley was honored Thursday evening for her score of 35 out of 36 possible points on the ACT exam. Colley, a high school senior, is one of a very small group in the Commonwealth – a student who serves on her local school board.
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Editorials

Educating my children

...The lesson of the Blue Ribbon School program is simple. The school must be owned by everyone in the community.   We all have a stake in students being successful. We don’t need another scholarly study to tell us that when children in our society do well, so do the rest of us.

As our leaders meet in Frankfort and school budgets get cut once again, we wonder if that message is getting through to those who shout the loudest hosannas to our schools before election time and then trim their budget one teensy bit at a time after...

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