Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

News Releases Prior to September 2005

News Releases issued after September 2005

2005 News Releases

Release Date Title
September 22, 2005 Postsecondary and adult education enrollment reaches all-time high
September 19, 2005 USDOE approves $68 million award to Kentucky to increase college going among low-income students
September 14, 2005 The public agenda for postsecondary and adult education: In pursuit of increased educational attainment- An op-ed by Dr. Tom Layzell, Council president
September 13, 2005 Kentucky postsecondary education system launches 5-year plan
September 9, 2005

Kentucky postsecondary institutions respond to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2005

New state regulation reduces wait period for GED test
August 18, 2005

Kentucky ACT scores move up for third consecutive year
July 20, 2005

State’s colleges and universities streamline transfer process
July 18, 2005 Council on Postsecondary Education hears affordability report, approves new strategic plan. 
June 17, 2005 Kentucky universities to attend BIO Conference in Philadelphia.
June 17, 2005 Kentucky GEAR-UP student to attend 2005 National Council for Community and Education Partnership Booz Allen Youth Leadership Summit as one of 30 national scholars.
June 17, 2005 GED Testing Service recognizes 2004 Kentucky top scorer.
May 23, 2005
Council on Postsecondary Education approves 2005-06 tuition and fees.
May 20, 2005
Kentucky Adult Education’s Skillmobiles bring computer skills training to public health department employees.
May 3, 2005
Kentucky Adult Education recognizes accomplishments of state’s providers.
April 26, 2005
Kentucky Virtual University opens registration for summer and fall.
April 25, 2005
Kentucky Adult Education to host recognition luncheon for adult education providers.
March 31, 2005
Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2005 Kentucky Adult Education Conference
March 14, 2005
Kentucky Virtual Library announces student winners of PSA contest.
March 3, 2005 (17K PDF) Kentucky among four states chosen for financing and financial aid project.
February 8, 2005 Education officials support Governor's tuition tax credit.
January 31, 2005 Greenberg, Turner to lead Council on Postsecondary Education.

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2004 News Releases
Release Date Title
November 5, 2004
A record number of Kentuckians enrolled in adult education programs in fiscal year 2004 to earn a GED, upgrade basic academic or workforce skills, improve their English or learn as a family.
October 18, 2004
"Can we talk?"
Council on Postsecondary Education to hold Paducah forum.
September 29, 2004 Online survey seeks regional views on postsecondary education.
September 27, 2004
'Can We Talk?' -Council on Postsecondary Education to host Louisville forum.
September 27, 2004
The Real Value of a GED. A guest editorial by Dr. Cheryl King, Vice-President Kentucky Adult Education for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
September 23, 2004
'Can We Talk?' -Council on Postsecondary Education to host Covington forum.
September 17, 2004 GED public hearing cancelled
September 15, 2004
National "Report Card" shows Kentucky making significant improvements in postsecondary education performance
September 9, 2004
Public hearing set for amendments to GED regulations
August 31, 2004
'Can We Talk?' - Council on Postsecondary Education to host regional meetings
August 18, 2004 Kentucky's ACT scores up from last year.
June 9, 2004
Leadership Institute recognizes Kentucky adult educators.
June 9, 2004
National literacy group cites work of Kentucky Adult Education and KCTCS as 'astounding success'.
June 3, 2004
Media advisory to provide background information on Kentucky's GED program.
May 25, 2004
Graduation rates increase at Kentucky universities.
May 21, 2004
Kentucky Adult Education program earns USDOE honor.
April 16, 2004
Kentucky Virtual University opens registration for summer and fall terms.
March 25, 2004
GEAR UP summer academies to introduce at-risk students to college.
March 5, 2004
The Kentucky Virtual Library announces winners of its first statewide video-production contest
March 5, 2004
Kentucky citizens get access to regional online learning resources.
February 19, 2004
Enrollment up 5th straight year at Kentucky colleges and universities.

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2003 News Releases
Release Date Title
November 21, 2003
Kentucky Job Corps students to benefit from Kentucky Adult Education partnership with U.S. Department of Labor.
November 4, 2003
Council on Postsecondary Education makes recommendation for 2004-06 budget.
October 17, 2003
Seventy-five counties share in adult education rewards funding
October 14, 2003
Kentucky Adult Education Web site earns national award.
October 1, 2003
The Partners for Kentucky's Future release white paper, announce campaign for education funding
September 29, 2003
Enrollment in Kentucky’s postsecondary education institutions reaches record high.
September 16, 2003
Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship scheduled.
August 28, 2003 
Kentucky Virtual University CEO resigns
August 20, 2003
Kentucky ACT scores move up since last year; State's gains outpace nation's.
June 17, 2003

Adult education program moves from Workforce Development to Council.
May 19, 2003
Council reviews various measures of Kentucky's progress toward increasing the education level of its citizens.
April 25, 2003
Council on Postsecondary Education and Kentucky State University Board of Regents met in joint session to discuss the Comprehensive Assessment of KSU.
February 3, 2003 (538K PDF) The Council on Postsecondary Education announces official figures for Fall 2002 enrollment.

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2002 News Releases
Release Date Title
December 19, 2002
The Council on Postsecondary Education appoints Mr. Tom Layzell as President.
December 19, 2002
The Council on Postsecondary Education appoints Enid Wolhstein as Director of Kentucky Virtual Library.
December 12, 2002 (19K PDF) The Council on Postsecondary Education invites finalist for President to Kentucky.
December 2002
Kentucky Virtual Library for Kids earns Golden Web Award.
November 4, 2002 Partnership enhances postsecondary education reform.
October 2002
Council on Postsecondary Education receives $400,000 U.S. Department of Education grant.
October 2002
Historic African-American materials added to Kentuckiana Digital Library.
September 22, 2002 (25K PDF) Kentucky's postsecondary education reform: The most recent evidence of success.
April 2002 Kentucky's history online at Kentuckiana Digital Library.

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Last Updated 1/30/2006