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Paducah Independent Schools receive recognition for music education
Paducah Independent Schools receive recognition for music education

Paducah, KY - March 27, 2019 - Paducah Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

...Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. After two years of music education, research found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores that their less-involved peers and that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school, but also to attend college as well.

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Editorials

Youth vote elusive in past elections - but Dems keep trying
Panning for voters who will show up is tricky for Kentucky Dems
Youth vote elusive in past elections - but Dems keep trying

The issue for Dem candidates courting college students for the 2019 May primary vote is the college calendar isn't conducive to students going to the polls. The University of Kentucky is holding graduation on May 6th, the earliest of the state universities. The other schools we checked - Morehead State University, University of Louisville and Murray State - all have graduation on May 11th. That's a full ten days before the primary.

Traditionally, undergrads are long gone before graduation day. They will be back home before the primary. The push to register college students in their college town is a plan for the general election, but leaves students trying to figure out absentee balloting (if they are not "townies") to vote in the primary. The 4% turn out in the primary is a reflection of how many make an effort.

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