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Education Commissioner Wants Help Improving Schools

Updated: 12/10/2007 - Chambers of Commerce across Kentucky are being asked to help in the effort to improve schools. Kentucky's new education commissioner hopes to recruit chambers to generate broad support for improving schools.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Wants An Age of Consent Law Changed

Posted: 11/29/2007 - State Representative J.R. Gray says he plans to file a bill that would make it illegal for a teacher to have sex with someone under 18. Teachers break no criminal laws by having consensual sex with students, as long as they are at least 16 years old.

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Draud Announces Resignation From State House

Updated: 11/29/2007 - State Representative Jon Draud has announced his resignation, days after the lawmaker was chosen to be Kentucky's next education commissioner.

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Well-Known Author Spends Time At Natcher Elementary

Posted: 11/27/2007 - A well-known children's author spends the entire day showing students how reading and writing impacts their learning. Margaret Peterson Haddix has written at least 20 books for children.

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Lighthouse Academy Students Share Thanksgiving Lunch with Teachers

Updated: 11/20/2007 - People in the community came together Nov. 20 to give some Warren County high schoolers a Thanksgiving meal they'll never forget. Over a traditional turkey dinner, students at Lighthouse Academy shared Thanksgiving with their teachers.

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Hart County High Latest School to Confirm MRSA Case

Updated: 11/20/2007 - Hart County High School is the latest area school to have a confirmed case of MRSA, a contagious and often dangerous strain of staph infection. It is the school's first and only confirmed case.

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Super Saturday Balloon Launch Helps Kids Learn

Updated: 11/18/2007 - Nov. 17 was the last day of learning for elementary and middle school students participating in WKU's Super Saturday event. The four-weekend program is sponsored by the Center for Gifted Studies at WKU.

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WKU Receives Grant From National Math and Science Initiative

Updated: 11/18/2007 - A critical shortage of math and science teachers is being addressed by a nearly $2.5-million grant at Western Kentucky University. On Nov. 16. Western was named one of only 12 schools nationwide to receive a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative.

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WKU Early Childhood Center Holding Benefit Raffle Nov. 19

Updated: 11/18/2007 - You can help a local school achieve its mission of helping children with disabilities. You can get a ticket at the Clinical Education Complex on 14th Street in Bowling Green, or by calling 745-4CEC. The drawing is Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

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Group Looks to Step Up Child Literacy

Updated: 11/13/2007 - A year ago, the Warren Foundation of Academic Excellence was formed to help children in our area. Its three main goals are recognizing exceptional educators, working with gifted math and science elementary students and promoting reading among our youth.

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