education

Local/Regional News
7:47 am
Thu February 21, 2013

More Kentucky Students Taking and Passing AP Exams

College Board

LEXINGTON, Ky. - More than 12,000 Kentucky public high school graduates took an Advanced Placement Exam last year according to new data released Wednesday by the College Board. That represents a 74 percent increase from the graduating class in Kentucky five years ago.

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Local/Regional News
4:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

UK Establishing Center Focused on Education Reform

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky is partnering with two non-profit foundations to establish the National Center for Innovation in Education. With a focus on college and career readiness, the center will assist states in implementing the Common Core standards and helping students learn on a deeper level.

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WUKY In Depth
9:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Bryan Station H.S. Makes Music and History with Flourishing Guitar Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Public high school students with an interest in music generally have three class options: choir, band, or orchestra. Over the past few years a school in Lexington has expanded its music department to include another opportunity.  Brenna Angel has the story of the guitar ensemble at Bryan Station High School.

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Local/Regional News
7:41 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Public Meeting Set for Fayette Co. Schools' District Facilities Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The public is invited to weigh-in Tuesday on the new district facilities plan for Fayette County Public Schools. Compiled every four years, the plan serves as a roadmap for new construction and renovation.

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Local/Regional News
7:01 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Grant Helps FCPS Buy More Robot Kits

A Garden Springs Elementary student shows how the robot can move when programmed.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools will soon have more than 100 robotics kits in its elementary schools thanks to a grant from Xerox. The company donated $35,000 Monday through a fundraising effort spearheaded by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Local/Regional News
12:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Report: Teacher Pensions Underfunded and Unfair

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Teacher pensions across the country are severely underfunded, inflexible, and unfair to employers and employees, according to a new report out Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
7:16 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Education Officials Set Small, Steady Goals for Student Improvement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Department of Education officials say another year of data is needed to determine what kind of improvement on student test scores should be expected from school districts.

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Local/Regional News
6:30 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dropout Bill Part of Ky. Board of Education's Legislative Agenda

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Changing the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 is a legislative priority once again for the Kentucky Board of Education. During their regular meeting Wednesday, board members approved a legislative agenda for the upcoming session that starts in January.

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Local/Regional News
3:33 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Kentucky Joins Multi-State STEM Education Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is joining a network of 15 other states focused on improving education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math – also known as STEM.

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Specials
11:39 am
Mon October 8, 2012

LISTEN: Tell Me More's Conversation On Education

Tell Me More will host an extensive discussion to spotlight education in America on October 10 at 11 AM. And you can stream the conversation.  

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