College http://wfpl.org en What 3 New Kentucky Districts of Innovation Plan To Do With Schools http://wfpl.org/post/what-3-new-kentucky-districts-innovation-plan-do-schools <p>Three new Kentucky school districts have received <a href="/term/districts-innovation">District of Innovation</a> status—meaning they can get waivers for a handful of state education department regulations.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8494 at http://wfpl.org What 3 New Kentucky Districts of Innovation Plan To Do With Schools Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/beshears-budget-supports-commonwealth-college-help-working-adults-finish-degrees <p>Working adults in Kentucky could soon have another option for completing their college degrees.</p><p>That option is called the Commonwealth College, which would be an online program that would allow students to complete work at their own pace.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Steve&nbsp;</span>Beshear’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;latest budget proposal cut higher education by 2.5 percent, or $23 million, there were some bright spots for public colleges and universities. </span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:44:08 +0000 Devin Katayama 8387 at http://wfpl.org Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees Eminence High Students Get Taste of College Life (and Credit) in Bellarmine University Partnership http://wfpl.org/post/eminence-high-students-get-taste-college-life-and-credit-bellarmine-university-partnership <p>The number of Kentucky students taking college courses has increased in recent years and many high school schools have formed partnerships with colleges and universities to help bridge the gap between the levels of education.</p><p>But college readiness, which is a large part of Kentucky’s accountability system, is a hard thing to measure.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:03 +0000 Devin Katayama 8343 at http://wfpl.org Eminence High Students Get Taste of College Life (and Credit) in Bellarmine University Partnership Kentucky Colleges Should Improve Recruitment, Training for Would-Be Teachers, Education Leaders Say http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-colleges-should-improve-recruitment-training-would-be-teachers-education-leaders-say <p>Kentucky colleges and universities need to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers, said Bob King, president of the state&#39;s Council on Postsecondary Education.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King told the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday that there&#39;s an issue with many college students studying to become elementary school teachers in the state. The Council on Postsecondary Education is a state agency that coordinates and monitors Kentucky&#39;s state universities and colleges.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:07:06 +0000 Devin Katayama 7141 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Colleges Should Improve Recruitment, Training for Would-Be Teachers, Education Leaders Say Kentucky College Student's Financial Aid Needs Rise, Funding Stays the Same http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-college-students-financial-aid-needs-rise-funding-stays-same <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Officials with the agency overseeing Kentucky’s college financial aid expect to figure out how many students will be receiving benefits in the next week.</span></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The state doles out around $100 million in financial aid annually, but that money is on a first come first served basis.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 4652 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky College Student's Financial Aid Needs Rise, Funding Stays the Same