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New state data shows that nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college.

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A critical new report from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General finds the department's student loan unit failed to adequately supervise the companies it pays to manage the nation's trillion-dollar portfolio of federal student loans. The report also rebukes the department's office of Federal Student Aid for rarely penalizing companies that failed to follow the rules.

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An employee has been suspended at McCracken County High School due to possible inappropriate conduct.

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A small Kentucky university is claiming to be the first in the state to offer a blockchain degree. Williamsburg-based University of the Cumberlands is currently accepting applications for the graduate program set to begin this summer.

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Sullivan University’s Mayfield Learning Center officially opens Friday.

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Murray State University has posted the advertisement for their next president online. The university hopes to select a President by May and assume the role during the summer.

What's the Word?- "Woman"

Jan 31, 2019
Hanna Shelton

In light of recent controversy over the notion of “toxic masculinity” it’s tempting to choose “toxic” as our first word for 2019.  However, seems more fitting to begin our year with the focus of one of the most significant non-toxic social justice movements of 2019: #metoo and #believe women.  This consciousness raising movement began in order to bring attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault and to stand in solidarity with victims who speak out against it.  Because women are disproportionally targets of gender-based harassment and assault, it may be helpful to take a closer look at the word “woman.”


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  U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tweeted last week school meal programs are funded through March despite the government shutdown. But some food service and nutrition directors at west Kentucky school districts worry how they’ll fund meals beyond that if the shutdown continues.

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  The family of a student killed in the 2018 Marshall County High School shooting is filing suit against the shooter’s mother and stepfather.

 

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A Kentucky mother reeling from her 10-year-old son's death says Louisville's school district must do more to prevent bullying.

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