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Education
6:50 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Chart: Kentucky Colleges' Tuition Increases Since the Mid-1980s

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The University of Louisville is the latest state school to increase tuition—as my colleague Jake Ryan reported Thursday, UofL students will pay 5 percent more in 2014-15. 

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Education
7:00 am
Sun February 9, 2014

What 3 New Kentucky Districts of Innovation Plan To Do With Schools

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Three new Kentucky school districts have received District of Innovation status—meaning they can get waivers for a handful of state education department regulations.

The Kentucky Board of Education has approved Owensboro Independent, Owsley County and Trigg County school districts, all of which were rejected in the first group.

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Education
2:44 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees

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Working adults in Kentucky could soon have another option for completing their college degrees.

That option is called the Commonwealth College, which would be an online program that would allow students to complete work at their own pace. 

Although Gov.  Steve Beshear’s latest budget proposal cut higher education by 2.5 percent, or $23 million, there were some bright spots for public colleges and universities.

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Education
7:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Eminence High Students Get Taste of College Life (and Credit) in Bellarmine University Partnership

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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.

But college readiness, which is a large part of Kentucky’s accountability system, is a hard thing to measure.

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Education
3:07 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Kentucky Colleges Should Improve Recruitment, Training for Would-Be Teachers, Education Leaders Say

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Kentucky colleges and universities need to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers, said Bob King, president of the state's Council on Postsecondary Education.

King told the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday that there'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's state universities and colleges.

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Education
9:30 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Kentucky College Student's Financial Aid Needs Rise, Funding Stays the Same

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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.

The state doles out around $100 million in financial aid annually, but that money is on a first come first served basis.

Erin Klarer is with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. She says more people are understanding the importance of higher education.

“But at the same time there’s a lot more demand and the dollars haven’t been increasing at the same rate," she says.

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