55000 Degrees http://wfpl.org en UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-jctc-want-people-whove-done-coursework-get-their-associates-degrees <p>The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College want to add to the city's 55,000 Degrees initiative by granting associates degrees to transfer students who've already done the coursework but never got around to applying for the two-year degree.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:40:32 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9122 at http://wfpl.org UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees Louisville's Simmons College Gets National Accreditation http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-simmons-college-gets-national-accreditation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Simmons College of Kentucky has become the state’s first private, historically black college to receive national accreditation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The accreditation was awarded on earlier this month by the <a href="http://www.abhe.org/">Association of Biblical Higher Education</a>, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.</p><p>With the recognition, Simmons will become the nation’s 107<sup>th</sup> Historically Black College and University and be eligible for a $300,000 annual grant from the Department of Education.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:54:24 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8682 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Simmons College Gets National Accreditation Louisville's 55,000 Degrees Receives Another $200,000 From Lumina Foundation http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-55000-degrees-receives-another-200000-lumina-foundation <p>Louisville's long-term education initiative—55,000 Degrees—has received&nbsp;another $200,000 to continue working toward its goal to increase the number of college degree earners in the city. Project officials say the city needs to ramp up its efforts to support high school to college transitions and working-age adults completing their degrees.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:24:06 +0000 Devin Katayama 7770 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's 55,000 Degrees Receives Another $200,000 From Lumina Foundation Louisville Needs to 'Pick Up the Pace' for 55,000 Degrees Goal Despite Record Number of Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-needs-pick-pace-55000-degrees-goal-despite-record-number-degrees <p>More working-age adults in Louisville have earned college degrees than ever before, but the area still struggles to meet industry demand and is not on track to reach several education goals, according to the third annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.55000degrees.org/">55,000 Degrees</a>&nbsp;progress report released Monday.</p><p>“We’ve got to pick up the pace,” says Mayor Greg Fischer who chairs the 55,000 Degrees initiative—a private-public partnership introduced in 2010 to create and guide goals that include half the city’s population obtaining an associate degree of higher by 2020.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:55:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 7597 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Needs to 'Pick Up the Pace' for 55,000 Degrees Goal Despite Record Number of Degrees