Council on Postsecondary Education http://wfpl.org en 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's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-higher-education-leadership-wants-money-official-less-confident-it-will-be-received <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky state university presidents have signed a letter requesting more money for higher education</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but one leading official is "less confident" it will receive attention this budget session.</span></p><p>The letter, sent to state legislators, was signed by all eight state university presidents and the community and technical college system president.</p><p><em>(<a href="http://cpe.ky.gov/news/mediaroom/releases/nr_011714.htm">Read the letter here</a>)</em></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:30:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 8282 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received 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 CPE Developing Plan To Award Universities Money Based On Performance http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-cpe-developing-plan-award-universities-money-based-performance <p>Kentucky’s public universities could receive money based on their performance under a new initiative being developed by the Council on Postsecondary Education.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the proposal, universities that award more degrees and graduate more minority or low-income students could be eligible to receive more money from the agency, said Council</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President Bob King noting that the initiative is not yet finalized.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:52:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 6961 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky CPE Developing Plan To Award Universities Money Based On Performance Tuition Capped at 3 Percent for Kentucky Public Universities http://wfpl.org/post/tuition-capped-3-percent-kentucky-public-universities <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">FRANKFORT&nbsp;— The Council on Postsecondary Education has capped&nbsp;<font color="red">tuition</font>&nbsp;increases at public colleges and universities at 3 percent.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The cap applies to in-state undergraduate students for the upcoming school year.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:48:49 +0000 Associated Press 5047 at http://wfpl.org Tuition Capped at 3 Percent for Kentucky Public Universities Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile http://wfpl.org/post/report-rising-tuition-costs-aside-higher-education-still-worthwhile <p>Despite rising tuition costs, higher education is still worthwhile because college-degree holders have higher incomes and better opportunities for employment, according to a report released Friday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Employers are increasingly requiring bachelor’s degrees as part of their hiring processes, the report said. In the next eight years, the report says, more than half of Kentucky jobs will require some sort of higher education.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:23 +0000 Kenny Colston 3611 at http://wfpl.org Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education http://wfpl.org/post/council-approves-tuition-increase-higher-education <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:22:40 +0000 Devin Katayama 31 at http://wfpl.org Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education