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  • Council approves among lowest tuition increases in more than a decade
    Friday, April 17, 2015
    At its meeting Friday at Morehead State University, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved among the lowest tuition and mandatory fee rate increases in more than a decade for students attending Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings in Morehead
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings April 16-17 at Morehead State University. All meetings will take place at the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER) Building.
  • Free online class now available to help parents support college and career planning
    Thursday, April 09, 2015
    A new online program called Take the LEAD helps Kentucky parents and community members support their middle and high school students in getting ready for college and a career. The program is free and on-demand so that participants can earn their Local Education Advocate Diploma on their own schedule.
  • Dual Credit Advisory Council to meet
    Thursday, April 02, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Dual Credit Advisory Council will meet on Monday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Accelerated GED launches today in Kentucky
    Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    Qualifying students looking to earn a GED have a new accelerated learning option, thanks to a program that launched today by Kentucky Adult Education. GED Express is available in all 120 Kentucky counties.
  • Registration continues for virtual Transfer Madness fair
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    College students looking to transfer college credits or associate degrees to a four-year institution can connect with those institutions and get questions answered during an online Transfer Madness fair. The fair is set Thursday, March 26, from 2-8 p.m. EDT (1-7 p.m. CDT).
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, March 23, 9 a.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE's Aaron Thompson's testimony to be broadcast live
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    The testimony of Dr. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, will be broadcast live this morning at 9:30 a.m. ET at http://t.co/wsyGsWAptf. His testimony is available at http://1.usa.gov/1O5P2C5.
  • CPE's Aaron Thompson to testify to House Appropriations Subcommittee on closing achievement gaps
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Dr. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, will be one of five national experts to testify for the House Appropriations Subcommittee at the Oversight Hearing on Closing the Achievement Gap in Higher Education. The audience will be Labor Subcommittee members. The hearing is set tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team (DLST) to meet
    Monday, March 16, 2015
    The Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Wednesday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE to sponsor 4th annual Student Success Summit
    Monday, March 02, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the fourth annual Kentucky Student Success Summit March 30-31 at the Louisville Marriott East.
  • CPE's Aaron Thompson to keynote National TRIO Day at EKU
    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Dr. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, will serve as keynote speaker for National TRIO Day this Saturday, Feb. 28, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Strategic Agenda Steering Committee to meet
    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education's 2016-20 Strategic Agenda Steering Committee will meet Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Glenn Denton elected chair of Council on Postsecondary Education
    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Glenn Denton, an attorney from Paducah, is the new chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education and Joe Graviss of Versailles is vice chair. The Council elected its leadership at its meeting earlier today in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board to meet
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board will meet Wednesday, February 11, at 2 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Monday, February 09, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings February 12-13 in Frankfort.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, February 03, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, February 4, 1:30 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council's offices in Frankfort.
  • Strategic Agenda Steering Committee to meet
    Friday, January 30, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education's 2016-20 Strategic Agenda Steering Committee will meet Tuesday, February 3, at 1 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE Executive VP Aaron Thompson to speak to Paducah Chamber of Commerce
    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Council on Postsecondary Education Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Aaron Thompson will speak at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce "Power in Partnership" breakfast Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 a.m. CT.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, January 26, 9 a.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Funding Model Steering Team meeting cancelled
    Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 7, at 1 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort has been cancelled.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, January 7, at 1 p.m. ET in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky must double up efforts to close achievement gaps
    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    The best gift my mother and father gave me was to value education. My father was an illiterate coal miner and a tenant farmer who signed his name with an X, and my mother had an eighth grade education making her the academic in the family.
  • Today's White House event to recognize Kentucky's commitment to college readiness and college completion
    Thursday, December 04, 2014
    Today, Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, December 3, 1 p.m. EST in Conference Room A at the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE awards federal grants to improve P-12 educator quality
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education awarded $944,721 in federal funds to four lead campuses to improve P-12 educator quality at its meeting held earlier today at the Leestown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
  • Campuses exceed targets in total degrees and credentials, graduate degrees, STEM+H degrees and credentials, transfers, online learning
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    A state-level accountability report shows Kentucky’s colleges and universities exceeded targets for total degrees and credentials conferred, graduate degrees, and degrees and credentials for STEM+H (science, technology, engineering, math and health) during the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team (DLST) to meet
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    The Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Wednesday, November 19, at 9:30 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Friday, November 14, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet November 20-21 at the Leestown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, except for the briefing session and campus tour which will be held at the Newtown Campus on Thursday.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board to meet
    Monday, October 20, 2014
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board will meet Wednesday, October 22, at 2 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Monday, October 20, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education's Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. EDT in Room 102 A/B at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's offices in Versailles.
  • CPE President Bob King elected to lead national higher ed group
    Thursday, October 02, 2014
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King has been elected chair of the State Higher Education Executives Officers Association (SHEEO) Executive Committee. SHEEO is the national organization that represents and oversees higher education on behalf of the states and their citizens.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Monday, September 29, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, October 1, 10 a.m. EDT at the University of Louisville Nucleus, located at 300 East Market Street in Louisville.
  • GED ATTAINMENT IS FOCUS OF McDONALD'S PROMOTION IN 67 COUNTIES
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    McDonald’s restaurants in 67 counties are joining forces to encourage GED attainment with in-store promotions funded by the restaurant owners.
  • UPDATED UofL's Ramsey right to sound alarm on higher education funding cuts
    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Our colleague Jim Ramsey’s recent remarks during the State of the University Convocation captured perfectly the sentiments and concerns of so many of us regarding the future of higher education in Kentucky.
  • All public colleges, universities team up to recruit former students in online Project Graduate College Fair
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Kentucky’s public colleges and universities are teaming up to offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and other adults who are close to completing their college degrees.
  • Governor Steve Beshear proclaims Adult Education Week, Sept. 22-28
    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has designated Sept. 22-28 as Kentucky Adult Education Week. Local adult education centers will sponsor community events and activities to raise awareness of free, academic skill-building services available to qualified adults.
  • Officials to announce developments to recruit, graduate former students
    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson will be joined by Rep. Derrick Graham, Council Chair Pam Miller and campus officials at a news conference on Tuesday, September 23, at 2 p.m. ET in the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
  • Council approves new degree programs
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education met earlier today at Kentucky State University and took action on several items and heard a variety of reports.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team (DLST) to meet
    Monday, September 15, 2014
    The Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Wednesday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet September 15-16 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, September 3, at 1 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • $10 GED(r) TESTING AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME IN KENTUCKY
    Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    For a limited time and effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED® test at the reduced cost of $10, a savings of $20.
  • Kentucky joins multi-state collaborative to assess college student learning
    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Kentucky is one of nine states participating in a new collaborative to better assess what students are learning in their college studies.
  • State report estimates college degrees, certificates up in Kentucky
    Monday, June 23, 2014
    A preliminary report issued today estimates that Kentucky’s public and private colleges and universities conferred 63,148 degrees and credentials during the 2013-14 academic year, representing an annual increase of 1.2 percent and a 10-year increase of 60 percent.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Friday, June 20, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Monday, June 23, 2 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board to meet
    Thursday, June 19, 2014
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board will meet on Wednesday, June 25, 1 p.m. EDT in the first floor conference room of the University of Louisville's Clinical and Translational Research Building.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet June 19-20 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
  • CPE President Bob King, campus presidents join coalition mobilizing to support Common Core Standards
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King and 14 of Kentucky’s campus presidents today joined more than 200 leaders from 30 states in a new coalition, Higher Ed for Higher Standards, to mobilize in support of the Common Core State Standards.
  • CPE to sponsor college-going conference for diverse students
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the 27th Annual Academically Proficient High School Junior and Senior Diversity Conference June 13-14 on the campus of Murray State University.
  • Funding Model Steering Committee to meet
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 4, 12:30 p.m. EDT in Conference Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Strategic Agenda Work Group to meet
    Monday, June 02, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet on Tuesday, June 3, 10 a.m. EDT in Conference Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Executive Committee to meet
    Friday, May 30, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Executive Committee will meet on Monday, June 2, 10 a.m. EDT in the training room of Blue & Company, LLC in Lexington.

 

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