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  • Council sets limits on tuition and mandatory fees
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    At its meeting earlier today at Murray State University, the Council on Postsecondary Education set tuition and mandatory fee ceilings that limit the amount public campuses can charge resident, undergraduate students over the next two academic years.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Monday, March 31, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet on Wednesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m. EDT, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Student enrollment climbs at state's 4-year universities
    Monday, March 24, 2014
    Student enrollment at Kentucky’s public four-year universities reached an all-time high of 128,598 students last fall, continuing a decade of steady enrollment growth. Since 2003, enrollment at public four-year universities grew by 9 percent or by 10,672 students, according to a report issued today by the Council.
  • Transfer Madness is success for students and postsecondary institutions
    Friday, March 21, 2014
    Transfer Madness, Kentucky’s statewide online transfer college fair, scored another slam dunk earlier this month. More than 1,500 students registered for the 12-hour event designed to connect them with transfer advisors, scholarship information, financial aid, and more at statewide institutions.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education to meet
    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    In accordance with KRS 164.0211, enacted through HB 54 in the 2013 Regular Session, the newly constituted Board of Student Body Presidents will be meeting with members of the Council on Postsecondary Education on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. EDT, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Tuition Development Work Group to meet
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Tuition Development Work Group will meet on Friday, March 21, 10 a.m. EDT, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, March 24, 9 a.m. EDT, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team to meet
    Monday, March 17, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Distance Learning Steering Team will meet on Wednesday, March 19, 9:30 a.m. EDT, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Online Transfer Madness is still on for Wednesday; campus closings will not affect schedule
    Monday, March 03, 2014
    Transfer Madness, the state’s fully online college fair for prospective transfer students, is still on for Wednesday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Today’s campus closings will not affect the schedule.
  • Online Transfer Madness college fair set March 5
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    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 a 12-hour online Transfer Madness fair.
  • CPE to sponsor Student Success Summit
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the Kentucky Student Success Summit on April 7-8 at the Louisville Marriott East.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board to meet
    Monday, February 24, 2014
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26, 3 p.m. EST in Conference Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Council unanimously approves resolution calling for reinvestment in public higher education
    Friday, February 14, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously approved a resolution expressing strong support for reinvestment in public higher education in Kentucky, including restoration of the proposed 2.5 percent reduction to the operating budgets of the state colleges and universities and full funding of the Kentucky Employee Retirement Systems rate increase.
  • Time change for Nominating Committee
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Nominating Committee will meet Thursday, February 13 at 5:15 p.m. ET in the Spendthrift Room at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.
  • Tuition Development Work Group to meet
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Tuition Development Work Group will meet Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. ET at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings Thursday and Friday, February 13-14, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.
  • CPE's Dr. Aaron Thompson to keynote at Legislative Black History Month Celebration
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014
  • Tuition Development Work Group to meet
    Monday, January 27, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Tuition Development Work Group will meet Tuesday, January 28, 2 p.m. EST, in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Tuesday, January 28, 9 a.m. EST, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Tuition Development Work Group to meet
    Friday, January 17, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Tuition Development Work Group will meet on Tuesday, January 21, 2 p.m. EST, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • It's time for Kentucky to renew its commitment to higher education
    Friday, January 17, 2014
    To truly achieve his vision of a stronger Kentucky -- “a place where every person who needs a job has one, where every child has the opportunity to be successful, and where every family enjoys financial security and a high quality of life”-- Kentucky also must recommit to its system of public higher education.
  • CPE President Bob King at White House Education Summit
    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King is at the White House today for a summit focused on helping more low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The national education summit is hosted by President Obama and the First Lady.
  • "15 to Finish" campaign urges students to take full course schedule
    Wednesday, January 08, 2014
    A statewide campaign launched earlier today urges full-time college students to finish college faster by completing a full 15-credit schedule each semester, or 30 credits a year, the standard course load for on-time graduation.
  • Report shows Kentucky exceeds targets on total degrees conferred, graduate and STEM+H degrees, and transfers to four-year campuses
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    A state-level annual accountability report for higher education and adult education shows Kentucky made gains on 17 performance indicators in 2011-12, exceeding targets a year in advance on four key metrics that will help transform Kentucky’s workforce to be more highly skilled, innovative and competitive.
  • Tuition Development Work Group to meet
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Tuition Development Work Group will meet on Wednesday, December 18, 2 p.m. EST, in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE President Bob King to speak at Covington Rotary meeting today
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Council on Postsecondary President Bob King will speak at the Covington Rotary meeting today, December 10, 11:45 a.m. ET at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.
  • Council sets joint meeting of college readiness and student success work groups
    Monday, December 02, 2013
    A joint meeting of the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda College Readiness and Student Success Work Groups will be held Tuesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A of the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to meet
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    The Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Thursday, November 21at 1 p.m. EST in Conference Room C at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE awards grants to improve P-12 educator quality
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education awarded federal grant funds to improve P-12 educator quality through professional development programs at its meeting last week in Madisonville.
  • Council targets priority areas in 2014-16 budget request
    Friday, November 08, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously approved its 2014-16 budget recommendation for the postsecondary education sector and its nine institutions at its meeting held yesterday at Madisonville Community College.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Monday, November 04, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet November 6-7 at Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky.
  • CPE Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Friday, November 01, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Monday, November 4, 9 a.m. EST in Meeting Room C at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • GED attainment is focus of McDonald's promotion in 53 counties
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    McDonald’s restaurants in 53 counties are joining forces to encourage GED attainment with in-store promotions funded by the restaurant owners.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education's Strategic Agenda Work Groups to meet
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    A joint meeting of the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda Research, Economic and Community Development Work Group and the Efficiency and Innovation Work Group will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room A at the Council offices.
  • CPE Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Friday, October 11, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Tuesday, October 15, 2 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Monday, September 23, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Tuesday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE’s Reecie Stagnolia to discuss adult basic education and GED® test changes on KET’s ‘Education Matters’
    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Nearly 410,000 working-age Kentuckians (ages 18-64) lack a high school credential. Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE), will discuss how this important issue impacts Kentucky as a guest on the premiere episode of the fifth season of KET’s Education Matters. The program airs Monday, September 23, 9 p.m. EDT and 8 p.m. CDT.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    The Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Wednesday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Conference Room E at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to meet
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    The Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. EDT in Adult Education Training Room at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Outstanding alumni, faculty honored at Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship
    Saturday, September 14, 2013
    The postsecondary education community honored five distinguished alumni and faculty at a luncheon held today during the 2013 Annual Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship. The awards followed luncheon remarks by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.
  • Work group’s draft recommendations to improve college enrollment, completion for military spouses
    Saturday, September 14, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education heard a draft report and a set of recommendations to improve college enrollment and completion of military spouses at its meeting earlier today.
  • CPE conference to focus on higher ed’s role in building stronger workforce
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will kick-off the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown, Louisville.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Friday, September 06, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, September 12, at 9 a.m. EDT in Ballroom VII-X at the Marriott Downtown, in Louisville, Ky. The 2013 Governor's Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship will follow the Council meeting at 2 p.m. and will run through Friday afternoon, September 13.
  • Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Wednesday, September 4, at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with a prep meeting at 12:45 p.m. EDT.
  • CPE to sponsor 2013 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship
    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the 2013 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship on September 12-13 at the Marriott Downtown, in Louisville, Ky.
  • Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Thursday, August 08, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Monday, August 12, 10 a.m. ET, in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • KENTUCKY eTranscript TO EASE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS, CREATE EFFICIENCIES
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Kentucky high school seniors will soon be able to send electronic transcripts to Kentucky colleges and universities, as well as some out of state schools, using the free Kentucky eTranscript process, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson said today.
  • CHAMBER BUSINESS SUMMIT TO FEATURE CAMPUS RESEARCH
    Friday, July 19, 2013
    “Valued Research from Kentucky’s Postsecondary Institutions” will be presented at the Chamber Business Summit and Annual Meeting on Monday, July 22 at 3:45 p.m. at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
  • KENTUCKY'S YVONNE LOVELL NAMED NATIONAL GEAR UP PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013
    Yvonne Lovell of Louisville was selected from a national pool as the 2013 GEAR UP Professional of the Year. GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federally funded college access and readiness program that serves more than 700,000 low-income students.
  • Council’s Aaron Thompson elected to national board
    Friday, July 12, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Thompson, senior vice president for academic affairs, has been elected to a three-year term to the board of directors of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).
  • CPE extends contract of president, approves rural access recommendations, reaffirms support of Senate Bill 1
    Friday, June 21, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously extended the contract of President Bob King, following an annual evaluation where he “exceeded expectations.”
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Monday, June 17, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet June 19-20 at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, Kentucky.
  • Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Friday, June 14, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Monday, June 17, 10 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Registration still open for college planning conference
    Thursday, June 13, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education is still accepting registrations through June 21 for the 26th Annual Academically Proficient High School Junior and Senior Diversity Conference. The conference will be held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University June 28-29.
  • CPE Executive Committee to meet
    Thursday, June 06, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 1 p.m. (EDT) in the Training Room at Blue & Co., LLC, 250 West Main Street, Suite 2900 in Lexington.
  • Strategic Agenda Work Groups to meet
    Friday, May 31, 2013
    A joint meeting of the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Research, Economic, and Community Development Work Group and the Efficiency and Innovation Work Group will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • Two Kentucky students selected for national leadership academy
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Two college students from Kentucky have been selected to participate in an inaugural leadership program for GEAR UP alumni in Washington, D.C. in June. GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federally funded college access and readiness program.
  • Campuses confer estimated 61,472 degrees, credentials in 2012-13
    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    Officials at Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities estimate that they have conferred 61,472 degrees and credentials during the 2012-13 academic year, with historic levels continuing at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and professional practice doctoral levels.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Monday, May 20 at 8 a.m. EDT in the University Center Ballroom at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
  • Free GED® testing May 15-July 31
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • Distance Learning Steering Team to meet
    Monday, May 13, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Wednesday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to meet
    Monday, May 13, 2013
    The Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Wednesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Rural Access Work Group to meet
    Monday, May 13, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Rural Access Work Group will meet Wednesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Council awards $1.5 million to develop model teacher prep programs
    Thursday, May 09, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education has awarded $1.5 million to fund model clinical programs for teacher preparation in Kentucky. The three programs seek to improve the effectiveness of how universities provide teacher training.
  • CPE to sponsor college planning conference for minority students
    Monday, May 06, 2013
    Registration is underway for the 26th Annual Academically Proficient High School Junior and Senior Diversity Conference on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, June 28-29.
  • Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Friday, May 03, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group will meet on Monday, May 6, 10 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room B at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Council caps college tuition increase at 3 percent
    Thursday, April 18, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved a 3 percent ceiling for tuition increases for the coming academic year for in-state undergraduate students at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities. This represents the smallest average tuition increase for Kentucky public institutions in 15 years.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Monday, April 15, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet April 17-18 at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky.
  • CPE's Strategic Agenda Work Groups to meet
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s College Readiness and Student Success Work Groups will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Rural Access Work Group to meet
    Wednesday, April 03, 2013
  • CPE Budget Development Work Group to meet
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Work Group (2014-16) will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 p.m. EDT at 2078 Quail Run Drive in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • CPE's Sherron Jackson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Murray State's Office of MultiCultural Affairs
    Monday, March 25, 2013
    Growing up on a farm in rural Mississippi with 11 brothers and sisters, Sherron Jackson never imagined that his life’s work would be spent in part championing equal opportunities in higher education for Kentuckians.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Friday, March 22, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Distance Learning Steering Team will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Rural Access Work Group to meet
    Wednesday, March 06, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Rural Access Work Group will meet Thursday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • 700 pre-register for tomorrow’s tip-off of Transfer Madness
    Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    Excitement is building for the tip-off of Kentucky’s first statewide, entirely online transfer fair to be held Wednesday, March 6, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. EST at http://transfermadness.org. More than 700 have pre-registered as of yesterday.
  • Kentucky Virtual Library introduces new search tool and naming contest
    Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) has introduced a new search tool to simplify research. The new EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) searches across all the journals, magazines, encyclopedias and citation databases that KYVL provides to the Commonwealth, and increases findability through a customizable front end powered by an advanced search system.
  • CPE releases Kentucky Partnership Academies update/St. Catharine College & Washington County Schools
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education has released the first in a series of updates on the Kentucky Partnership Academies, which are P-12 and higher education collaborations to improve student achievement.
  • Online 'Transfer Madness' to connect KCTCS students to 25 universities
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    Help is on the way for Kentucky college students interested in transferring their credits or associate degree to a four-year university. On Wednesday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, the state’s colleges and universities will host “Transfer Madness,” the first entirely online, statewide transfer fair where students can chat online with transfer advisors, search for scholarships, download materials and get questions answered.
  • Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and higher education officials to make transfer announcement
    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson will be joined by transfer students and representatives of the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System at a press conference on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. EST in the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
  • CPE to sponsor 2nd annual Student Success Summit
    Monday, February 18, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the second annual Kentucky Student Success Summit on April 15-16, 2013, at the Louisville Marriott East.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to meet
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet on Wednesday, February 13, 2:00 p.m. (EST) in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education re-elects Pam Miller as chair and Dan Flanagan vice chair
    Friday, February 08, 2013
    Pam Miller of Lexington was re-elected to her second term as chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education and Dan Flanagan of Campbellsville was re-elected vice chair. The Council is the state’s higher education and adult education coordinating agency.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Friday, February 01, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Friday, February 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. ET at the Council on Postsecondary Education’s offices, Meeting Room A, Frankfort.
  • Rural Access Work Group to meet
    Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • The verdict: college still pays
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    “Is college a lousy investment?” This was the question posed in a Newsweek cover story in the fall, a blunt challenge to America’s long-standing, nearly sacrosanct belief in the value of a college education. Author Megan McArdle argues that an increasing number of college graduates are leaving campus, degree in hand, with mountains of student debt, only to wind up behind a counter at Starbucks (an anecdote so prevalent that Jordan Weissmann, writing for The Atlantic, dubs it “the barista principle”).
  • Council on Postsecondary issues ‘College Still Pays’ policy brief
    Friday, January 25, 2013
    “College Still Pays,” a policy brief issued today by the Council on Postsecondary Education, shows that now more than ever it pays for Kentuckians to get a college degree or credential. College attainment helps insulate citizens from unemployment and provides access to higher-paying jobs.
  • Media Statement on The American Dream 2.0 Report Issued Earlier Today
    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    Statement from Robert King, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and a member of The American Dream 2.0 Coalition.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. (EST) in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Distance Learning Steering Team will meet on Wednesday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE Rural Access Work Group to meet
    Monday, December 10, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Rural Access Work Group will meet Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A of the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE Nominating Committee to meet
    Monday, December 10, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Nominating Committee will meet Friday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. EST at Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company offices, Waterfront Plaza, 323 West Main Street, Suite 600, Louisville, Ky.
  • Distance Learning Steering Team (DLST) to meet
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    The Distance Learning Steering Team will meet Thursday, November 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon EST in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Current Version of GED® Test to Expire
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Kentucky Adult Education announced that the current version of the GED® test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED® test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® test on January 2, 2014.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education hears reports on efficiency and innovation
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education met at Western Kentucky University earlier today for its regular meeting and heard a variety of key reports and took several actions.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education awards $895,000 in federal funds to improve P-12 educator quality
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    For the 11th consecutive year, the Council on Postsecondary Education awarded federal grant funds to improve P-12 educator quality through professional development programs.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16, at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
  • GED® ATTAINMENT IS FOCUS OF McDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 72 COUNTIES
    Monday, November 05, 2012
    McDonald’s restaurants in 72 counties are joining forces to encourage GED® attainment with in-store promotions funded by the restaurant owners.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet
    Friday, October 26, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Thursday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to meet
    Friday, October 26, 2012
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet on Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 p.m. (EDT) in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education's offices in Frankfort.
  • Testing practices reviewed, college commended for action
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    A review of student testing practices in the McCracken County Adult Education program found that the practices were not in compliance with state and federal policies and established ethical standards, according to Kentucky Adult Education officials.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education hears updates on strategic agenda focus areas
    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    A panel discussion on the commonwealth’s research environment kicked off the Council on Postsecondary Education meeting last week with leading experts stressing the need to seek another round of Bucks for Brains funding.
  • Postsecondary accountability report shows gains in degrees, credentials
    Monday, July 09, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education recently released its state-level 2010-11 accountability report. The report shows substantial gains in degrees and credentials conferred, especially at the undergraduate level. GEDs, associate and graduate-level degrees are on track to meet state targets by 2014, and bachelor degrees are making progress.
  • Adult-learner Project Graduate wins major national award
    Tuesday, July 03, 2012
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is pleased to announce that Project Graduate has won a major national award from Noel-Levitz for developing one of the “most successful, state-of-the-art retention programs in use today.”
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets tuition
    Friday, June 22, 2012
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education approved 2012-13 tuition and mandatory fee proposals for the state’s public colleges and universities at its meeting yesterday in Frankfort.
  • Project Graduate boosts adult degree completion
    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Thanks to a program known as Project Graduate, adults with 80 or more credit hours are not only getting back on track, they are graduating. Project Graduate is a statewide program offered at all Kentucky public universities.
  • GEAR UP Kentucky hosts 300 at 2-day institute on building a college-going culture
    Thursday, June 07, 2012
    About 300 college access professionals from across the state will participate in GEAR UP Kentucky’s 2012 Alliance Institute for a College-Going Culture being held today and tomorrow at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.
  • KnowHow2Transfer.org takes guesswork out of transfer planning
    Wednesday, June 06, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities launched KnowHow2Transfer.org, a statewide transfer website that provides Kentucky Community and Technical College students with a clear roadmap to transfer planning.
  • KnowHow2Transfer website launch set Wed., June 6
    Monday, June 04, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities will launch a transfer website this Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. EDT at the Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort.
  • CPE Executive Committee to meet June 1
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Executive Committee will meet Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. EDT in the Blue & Co., LLC Training Room of the PNC Bank Building in Lexington.
  • Degrees and credentials climb 4% in 2011-12
    Thursday, May 17, 2012
    Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 63,000 degrees and credentials during the 2011-12 academic year, representing an overall increase of 4 percent over last year.
  • CPE President Bob King to speak to Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will speak to the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce meeting today (Tuesday) at 11:45 CT.
  • Campus teams take aim at closing achievement gaps
    Friday, May 11, 2012
    Campus teams from five Kentucky higher education institutions participated this week in an annual meeting of Access to Success, an initiative focused on closing achievement gaps for low-income and under-represented minority students.
  • CPE senior associate receives Friend of KACTE award
    Friday, May 11, 2012
    Jillian Starman, senior associate at the Council on Postsecondary Education, received the “Friend of KACTE 2012” award from the Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
  • CPE senior vice president co-authors national report on strengthening states’ student-aid grant programs
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    Council on Postsecondary Education’s John Hayek, senior vice president for budget, policy and planning, co-authored a national report that proposes recommendations to strengthen state’s student financial aid programs.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet May 14
    Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, May 14, 9 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education releases expanded enrollment report
    Monday, May 07, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today released its first expanded enrollment report that includes all sectors of postsecondary education operating in Kentucky.
  • CPE sets tuition ceilings, approves dual credit policy
    Friday, April 20, 2012
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education took action on several tuition-related items and approved a dual credit policy at its meeting held earlier today at the University of Kentucky.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education to meet April 19-20
    Monday, April 16, 2012
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
  • Consumer alert issued for fake GED® tests
    Monday, April 09, 2012
    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert today regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED® diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
  • CPE to sponsor Kentucky Student Success Summit
    Friday, March 30, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the first annual Kentucky Student Success Summit on April 2-3, 2012, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
  • CPE VP Aaron Thompson co-author of new book on diversity
    Friday, March 30, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Aaron Thompson is the co-author of a just released book designed to help educators close achievement gaps among diverse populations.
  • GEAR UP Kentucky selects 29 schools
    Friday, March 23, 2012
    GEAR UP Kentucky announced that 29 schools have been selected to participate in a new $26.9 million college-readiness grant award. The announcement was made earlier today at a launch rally at Holmes High School in Covington.
  • CPE’s Aaron Thompson to keynote at national conference
    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    Dr. Aaron Thompson, senior vice president for academic affairs at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, will be a keynote speaker at the 15th annual national conference of the Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE).
  • GEAR UP Kentucky to announce selection of 29 schools
    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    GEAR UP Kentucky will announce the 29 schools selected to participate in a new $26.9 million college-readiness grant award on Friday, March 23 at 9:45 a.m. EDT. The announcement will take place at a launch rally at Holmes High School, 2500 Madison Avenue in Covington.
  • CPE Committee on Equal Opportunities to meet March 26
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet on Monday, March 26, 9 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE to sponsor Kentucky Student Success Summit
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will sponsor the first annual Kentucky Student Success Summit on April 2-3, 2012, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
  • 536 high school juniors earn $1,000 college scholarships
    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Hundreds of high school juniors from across Kentucky earned $1,000 academic scholarships in the “Drive the Dream” program, sponsored by GEAR UP Kentucky and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
  • Webcast videos available on Common Core Standards conference
    Friday, March 16, 2012
    Plenary session videos from the Council on Postsecondary Education’s national forum on the Common Core Standards are now available via the Council’s channel on YouTube.
  • CPE President Bob King elected to national higher ed governing board
    Thursday, March 08, 2012
    Bob King, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, was recently elected to the executive committee of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) based in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Free GED testing and National Career Readiness Certificate assessments now offered
    Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Two important education and workforce credential tests will be free to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 or until funds are expended. Free GED tests and assessments to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) are sponsored by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Department of Workforce Investment, an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, using federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive funding.
  • Common Core Standards forum set next week
    Friday, February 24, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold a live webcast of its upcoming conference, “Architecture for Implementing the Common Core Standards: Strategies, Partnerships & Progress,” on February 27-29. The live webcast will expand the reach of the conference by accommodating additional educators and policymakers from Kentucky and around the country.
  • CPE President Bob King to speak at Lexington Rotary Club on March 1
    Friday, February 24, 2012
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will be the guest speaker at the Lexington Rotary Club on Thursday, March 1, at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington.
  • CPE announces Common Core Standards forum to draw national audience
    Thursday, February 16, 2012
    More than 300 higher education leaders and faculty from 17 states as well as representatives of top educational organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Governor’s Association will attend a forum on Common Core Standards (CCS) implementation set in Louisville on Feb. 27-29.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education elects leaders, approves projects and programs
    Friday, February 10, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education took action and heard reports and updates on numerous items at its meeting held earlier today in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky GEAR UP graduate to be featured speaker at NYC workshop
    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Joshua (Josh) Sparks will be the featured speaker at a national conference expected to attract more than 1,100 educators and college access professionals to New York City on February 14.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education sets meetings
    Tuesday, February 07, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Friday, February 10, 2012, at 9 a.m. ET at the Council on Postsecondary Education’s offices, Meeting Room A, Frankfort.
  • Kentucky CPE gets $720,000 grant to bolster college readiness initiatives
    Monday, January 23, 2012
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $720,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to improve college readiness. Kentucky was one of ten states selected.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education leaders to appear on Kentucky Newsmakers
    Friday, January 20, 2012
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King and Chair Pam Miller will appear on WKYT-TV’s Kentucky Newsmakers tomorrow, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. EST.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities’ Nominating Committee to meet
    Friday, January 20, 2012
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities’ Nominating Committee will meet Monday, January 23, 2012 at 9 a.m. EST at the Council on Postsecondary Education in Meeting Room A.
  • Pam Miller named chair of Council on Postsecondary Education
    Tuesday, January 03, 2012
    The Council on Postsecondary Education has announced that vice-chair Pam Miller is the new chair of the Council. She replaces chair Paul E. Patton who resigned from the Council on Friday due to his interest in advocating that the University of Pikeville become a state university.
  • Kentucky colleges and universities join forces to accelerate improvements in student learning outcomes and increase student success
    Monday, December 05, 2011
    The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education announced today that Kentucky is the seventh official state partner in its continuing national initiative, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education awards nearly $1.1 million in federal funds to improve teacher quality
    Monday, November 14, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education awarded nearly $1.1 million in federal grant funding to eight education partnerships at its meeting last week at Morehead State University. The funds will provide professional development for P-12 teachers and administrators.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education adopts 2012-14 budget recommendation with new performance funding
    Monday, November 14, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education adopted a two-year budget recommendation for the state’s eight universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System at its meeting last week at Morehead State University.
  • Kentucky’s ‘Bucks for Brains’ endowment match program wins national economic development award
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011
    A national economic development nonprofit has selected Kentucky’s Bucks for Brains endowment match program as one of six national models for states and regions to grow their economies and create high-paying jobs through investments in science, technology and innovation.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education to meet at Morehead State University
    Monday, November 07, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings this Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, on the campus of Morehead State University (MSU).
  • CPE President Bob King to speak on college and career readiness at Mercer County Chamber of Commerce meeting
    Monday, November 07, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary President Bob King will be the guest speaker at the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce’s PERK UP meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. EST.
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities openings
    Wednesday, November 02, 2011
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is accepting applications to serve on the Council’s Committee on Equal Opportunities.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education to co-host national forum on Common Core Standards implementation
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today announced plans to co-host a national forum on the Common Core Standards implementation next February in Louisville.
  • More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding
    Monday, October 31, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.
  • CPE Budget Development Work Group to meet October 28
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s 2012-14 Budget Development Work Group originally scheduled for Friday, October 28 has been rescheduled for November 9 at Morehead State University.
  • Kentucky selected to participate in National Governors Association Policy Academy to strengthen accountability systems
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today announced that Kentucky was one of six states selected to participate in the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on strengthening postsecondary education accountability systems.
  • Kentucky Adult Education VP to speak to Harlan County Chamber of Commerce
    Monday, October 10, 2011
    Kentucky Adult Education Vice President Reecie Stagnolia will speak to the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 12, at 12 noon ET. The meeting will be held at Ken and Paul’s Family Steakhouse in Harlan.
  • CPE President Bob King to Speak at Rotary Annual Conference tomorrow
    Thursday, October 06, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will be the keynote speaker at the opening plenary session of the Rotary District 6710’s annual conference tomorrow, October 7, 9:15 a.m. ET at the Galt House in Louisville.
  • CPE President Bob King to Visit Owensboro Community and Technical College October 6
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will visit the campus of Owensboro Community and Technical College on Thursday, October 6.
  • Kentucky one of eight states chosen to assess and improve the quality of student learning in undergraduate education
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education today announced it is one of eight states chosen to participate in a new project to assess and improve the quality of undergraduate student learning.
  • Gov. Beshear, CPE Announce Kentucky Wins $26.9 Million Grant to Support College Readiness
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education today announced Kentucky has received a $26.9 million federal grant award over six years for GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. The grant will support college readiness outreach and strengthen postsecondary partnerships.
  • Outstanding faculty honored at Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship
    Friday, September 23, 2011
    Kentucky’s colleges and universities honored two of their own earlier today with Acorn Awards for teaching excellence.
  • Council sets sights on accelerating educational improvements with aggressive 2015 state performance targets
    Thursday, September 22, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education took another major step toward increased educational improvement and greater accountability in postsecondary education by approving state-level performance targets at its meeting held earlier today in Lexington.
  • Lung Cancer Research Governance Board to Meet
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program Governance Board will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m. EDT at the UK Markey Cancer Center Board Room, 800 Rose St., Lexington, Ky.
  • Kentucky Named University System of the Year by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
    Monday, September 19, 2011
    All eight of the four-year, public universities in Kentucky have been selected as the 2011 University System of the Year by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Recognized for its strong, continued partnership with The Washington Center, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will receive the award during The Washington Center’s annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club on Oct. 3, 2011.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education plans meetings
    Friday, September 16, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at 9 a.m. EDT at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, in Lexington, Ky.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA WORKGROUP TO MEET SEPT. 15
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda Workgroup will meet via conference call Sept. 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. EDT.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET
    Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET at the Council on Postsecondary Education in Meeting Room A.
  • KENTUCKY RANKED NO. 1 IN NATION FOR IMPROVEMENT ON KEY HIGHER EDUCATION METRICS
    Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    Over the past decade, Kentucky has improved faster than any state in the nation on key higher education performance measures, according to a report issued by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems of Boulder, Colorado.
  • SIGNIFICANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will announce the findings of a new report, "Realizing Kentucky's Educational Attainment Goal: A Look in the Rear View Mirror and Down the Road Ahead” Overview," in a press event Wednesday, September 7 at the Capitol.
  • GED® ATTAINMENT IS FOCUS OF McDONALD’S® PROMOTION IN 70 COUNTIES
    Thursday, September 01, 2011
    McDonald’s® restaurants of Central and Southeastern Kentucky have partnered with Kentucky Adult Education in 34 counties for the sixth year in a row to encourage GED attainment with an in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owner operators. Following the leadership of these McDonald’s owner operators, McDonald’s restaurants in another 36 counties, including restaurants in the Louisville area, have joined the campaign this year.
  • ACT RESULTS FOR JUNIORS AND GRADUATES SHOW IMPROVEMENT
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Overall results from the 2011 administration of the ACT to Kentucky's public school juniors and public school graduates show improvements in all subject areas and higher percentages of students ready for college-level coursework.
  • BUDGET DEVELOPMENT WORKGROUP TO MEET AUG. 30
    Monday, August 29, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Budget Development Workgroup will meet Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at Campbellsville University’s Technology Training Center
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AWARDS $600,000 FOR REGIONAL ASSESSMENT ACADEMIES
    Friday, August 19, 2011
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has awarded $600,000 in funding provided by the Kentucky legislature to create regional assessment academies in support of Senate Bill 1 (2009) initiatives.
  • KENTUCKY POSTS 10% ANNUAL GAIN IN GEDs AWARDED
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, announced today that 10,294 Kentuckians earned GEDs during FY2010-11 that ended in June, representing a 10 percent increase from the 9,357 diplomas awarded from the previous year.
  • SENATE BILL 1 WORKSHOP SET IN WILLIAMSBURG
    Friday, August 12, 2011
    The last in a series of workshops designed to orient college faculty and staff on the wide-ranging education reforms of Senate Bill 1 (2009) is set for Monday, Aug. 15 in Williamsburg. More than 70 have registered to participate.
  • KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY NAMES STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION TEAMS
    Thursday, August 11, 2011
    The Kentucky Virtual Library named 21 representatives to serve on two statewide teams tasked with implementing the online library’s new strategic plan. The KYVL is a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR ANNOUNCES KENTUCKY WINS FUNDING TO SUBSTANTIALLY TRANSFORM REMEDIAL EDUCATION
    Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky has been awarded $1 million to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly transforming remedial education. The grant is provided by Complete College America as part of its national Completion Innovation Challenge grant competition.
  • KY HIGHER ED CHIEF NAMED TO NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON COLLEGE READINESS
    Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King has been appointed to a national advisory committee on college readiness. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) appointed the advisory committee to guide its work.
  • COUNCIL ADOPTS POLICY REVISIONS TO IMPROVE TRANSFER
    Friday, June 10, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved key policy revisions to the general education transfer policy that will significantly improve the transfer process for students at Kentucky's public colleges and universities.
  • PROJECT GRADUATE HELPS 492 ADULTS RETURN AND COMPLETE BACHELOR’S DEGREES
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011
    Adults interested in returning to college and completing a bachelor’s degree are getting an extra boost through Project Graduate, a statewide program designed to recruit and graduate former students with 90 or more credit hours. Through fall 2010, a total of 492 former students had completed a bachelor’s degree with the help of high-touch services and incentives offered through the program.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET JUNE 9
    Friday, June 03, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 9 a.m. EDT in the William T. Young Campus Center Gym of Transylvania University.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PLANS MEETINGS
    Friday, June 03, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings June 8-June 10, 2011. With the exception of the first meeting listed, all meetings will be held at Transylvania University.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PRESIDENT BOB KING TO SPEAK AT BUSINESS FORUM IN LEBANON, KY
    Thursday, June 02, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will speak at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s “First Friday Forum” at noon tomorrow (Friday, June 3) in Lebanon, Ky.
  • NATIONAL EXPERT ADVISES HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS TO INNOVATE WITH ONLINE DELIVERY MODELS
    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Michael Horn, co-author of “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns,” presented to 400 faculty members, college administrators and state policy leaders attending Kentucky’s first “Converging Trends in Teaching and Learning” conference this week at Northern Kentucky University’s METS Center in Erlanger.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PRESIDENT BOB KING TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
    Monday, May 23, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will speak tomorrow (May 24, 2011) at a national symposium in Washington, D.C, sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy.
  • FREE GED TESTING ENDS JUNE 30; TEST FEES TO INCREASE
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Free GED testing in Kentucky will end June 30, but prospective GED test-takers still have time to prepare for and pass the test. Kentuckians taking the test before June 30 will not have to pay the usual $55 fee, which is being paid by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION REPORTS ALL-TIME HIGH OF 62,700 GRADUATES in 2010-2011, UP 11%
    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities conferred an all-time high of 62,700 degrees and credentials during the 2010-11 academic year, according to a preliminary annual degree report issued today by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PLANS 24th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN JUNIORS/SENIORS CONFERENCE
    Monday, May 16, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Education, will co-sponsor the 24th Annual Academically Proficient African American High School Junior and Senior Conference on the campus of Morehead State University June 17-18.
  • EXPAND ADVANCE KY; SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM SHOWS KENTUCKY STUDENTS OUTPERFORMING NATIONAL AVERAGES
    Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Op-ed by Bob King, President, Council on Postsecondary Education
  • KY CPE SETS TUITION CEILINGS AT STATE CAMPUSES
    Friday, April 29, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education took several tuition and fee-related actions at its meeting held earlier today at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PLANS MEETINGS
    Thursday, April 21, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold several meetings in Elizabethtown on April 27-28.
  • SENATE BILL 1 IMPACT ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION IS TOPIC OF BOWLING GREEN WORKSHOP
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    More than 100 faculty and administrators from Kentucky’s college campuses are scheduled to attend a workshop Thursday, April 21, to learn about the impact of wide-ranging education reforms called for by Senate Bill 1, passed by the Kentucky legislature in 2009.
  • PREVENTION OF STUDENT BINGE DRINKING TOPIC OF MINI-CONFERENCE HOSTED BY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Monday, April 18, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s colleges and universities are coming together to learn strategies to prevent student binge drinking at a mini-conference to be held Tuesday, April 19 at the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • KENTUCKY HIGHER ED EXPERT SPEAKS ON STUDENT SUCCESS AND INTERNATIONALIZATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Dr. Aaron Thompson, senior vice president for academic affairs at the Council on Postsecondary Education, presented two keynote addresses at the Education Conference at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands recently.
  • CPE PRESIDENT BOB KING TO VISIT ASHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE ON MONDAY
    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will continue his campus tours next week when he visits Ashland Community and Technical College on Monday, April 18.
  • CPE PRESIDENT BOB KING TO VISIT HENDERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON WEDNESDAY
    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will continue his campus tours this week by visiting Henderson Community College on Wednesday, March 30.
  • KENTUCKY TO OFFER FREE GED TESTING FOR LIMITED TIME
    Monday, March 28, 2011
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee. Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will pay the fee.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET MARCH 28
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Monday, March 28, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A of the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • 560 JUNIORS EARN $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
    Thursday, March 17, 2011
    Hundreds of high school juniors from across Kentucky earned $1,000 academic scholarships in the “Drive the Dream” program, sponsored by Kentucky GEAR UP and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
  • CPE PRESIDENT BOB KING TO VISIT WEST KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will continue his campus tours this week by visiting West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18.
  • KY HIGHER ED CHIEF TO VISIT MAYSVILLE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    The president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will kick off the final leg of his community college tours at Maysville Community and Technical College on Thursday, March 10.
  • TAX CREDITS, DEDUCTIONS HELP LOWER COLLEGE COSTS
    Monday, March 07, 2011
    Kentuckians may be able to take advantage of several higher education credits and deductions when filing their federal and state income taxes this spring. In some cases, taxpayers can save thousands of dollars.
  • 700 STUDENTS, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS TO ATTEND GEAR UP COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS INSTITUTE
    Monday, February 28, 2011
    An estimated 700 students, parents and teachers will participate in GEAR UP Kentucky’s 2011 Institute for a College-Going Culture: Drive the Dream in downtown Louisville on Monday, Feb. 28 beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing through Tuesday evening.
  • KENTUCKY ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS EARN PERFORMANCE FUNDING
    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Twenty-four Kentucky adult education programs have earned a total of $381,473 in performance funding for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2010 fiscal year.
  • REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FREE WORKSHOPS ON SENATE BILL 1
    Wednesday, February 09, 2011
    Free informational workshops on Senate Bill 1 (2009) and the impact on classroom instruction will be held at locations across the state and via webinars beginning later this month. The workshops are designed for postsecondary faculty, staff and administrators, as well as P-12 educators.
  • CPE APPROVES STRATEGIC AGENDA FOR POSTSECONDARY AND ADULT EDUCATION
    Friday, February 04, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved Stronger by Degrees, A Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education at its meeting this afternoon in Frankfort. Required by statute, the 2011-2015 strategic agenda and performance metrics will guide public policy priorities as articulated in the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1).
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PLANS MEETINGS
    Wednesday, February 02, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education and its various committees and work groups will meet Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4 in Frankfort.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION’S LUNG CANCER RESEARCH GOVERNANCE BOARD TO MEET JANUARY 26
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    The Council’s Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Wednesday, January 26, 1 p.m. EST in Meeting Room B at the Council Office in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION’S STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP TO MEET JANUARY 26
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    The Council’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet on Wednesday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. EST in Meeting Room B at the Council Office in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET JANUARY 24
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EST in the Cooperative Extension Building of Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
  • KY HIGHER ED CHIEF TO BEGIN SECOND LEG OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOURS
    Monday, January 03, 2011
    The president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will begin the second leg of his community college tours—more than a 16-city swing throughout the state—later this month. President Bob King planned the tours to learn more about the campuses, including their academic programs of study and the condition of campus facilities. Another key priority is to meet with campus leadership, faculty and staff, students and community leaders to get a sense of what they think the needs of the campuses are.
  • KY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OPINION EDITORIAL: WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE COLLEGE READINESS
    Tuesday, December 28, 2010
    By Bob King, President, Council on Postsecondary Education Every several years, the Council on Postsecondary Education publishes what we call the High School Feedback Report, which summarizes the college readiness of our high school graduates. Studies show that improved college readiness leads to improved student success, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. Each report is available on our website: http://cpe.ky.gov/info/hsfr. As I have been travelling around the state in recent weeks, sharing the specific data on the high schools in the counties I have visited, I have come to understand how valuable these reports can be.
  • KY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AWARDED $150,000 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION GRANT
    Friday, December 17, 2010
    The Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education to participate in Tuning USA, a faculty-led pilot project designed to define what students must know, understand and be able to demonstrate after completing a degree in a specific field.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP TO MEET DEC. 14
    Monday, December 13, 2010
    The Council’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet on Tuesday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. EST in Meeting Room A at the Council Office in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • KY HIGHER ED PRESIDENT TO VISIT JEFFERSON COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE DEC. 10
    Wednesday, December 08, 2010
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will visit Jefferson Community and Technical College where he will meet with campus leadership, faculty, staff and students on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.
  • KY HIGHER ED PRESIDENT TO VISIT MADISONVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NOV. 30
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will visit Madisonville Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AWARDS $1.26 MILLION TO IMPROVE EDUCATOR QUALITY
    Friday, November 05, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education awarded $1.26 million in federal grant funding to nine education partnerships at its meeting earlier today in Richmond. The partnerships will provide professional development for more than 300 P-12 teachers and administrators in 50 school districts over an 18-month period beginning in January.
  • KY HIGHER ED CHIEF TO VISIT HOPKINSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND BOWLING GREEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    Thursday, November 04, 2010
    Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will continue his visits to Kentucky Community and Technical College campuses next week. King will visit Hopkinsville Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Bowling Green Technical College on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
  • KY HIGH SCHOOL FEEDBACK REPORT SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL GAINS FOR CLASS OF 2008
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    The Kentucky College and Career Readiness High School Feedback Report for the Class of 2008 shows substantial gains in college-going and college and career readiness levels of the 2008 high school graduates who subsequently enrolled in a college or university by fall 2008.
  • STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP AND INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORY GROUP JOINT MEETING
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    The Council’s Strategic Agenda Work Group and Institutional Advisory Group will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Room 204D of the Library at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SETS MEETINGS
    Friday, October 29, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. EDT in Keen Johnson Building, Walnut Hall, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. The session is being planned by EKU and will be an opportunity for Council members to learn about EKU. No formal action will be taken.
  • STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP TO MEET OCTOBER 21
    Monday, October 18, 2010
    The Council’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet on Thursday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council Office in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET OCT. 14
    Monday, October 11, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Room 110, in Louisville, Ky.
  • NEW RIGOROUS STANDARDS WILL PRODUCE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS, STATE AND NATION
    Monday, September 20, 2010
    Op-ed by Bob King, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education and Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education.
  • GED® ATTAINMENT IS FOCUS OF MCDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 33 COUNTIES
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Adult Education for a fifth year in a row to encourage GED attainment with an in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owners.
  • CONGRESS DECLARES NATIONAL ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY WEEK
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Kentucky Adult Education and the National Coalition for Literacy invite communities across Kentucky to join in observing “National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week,” Sept. 13-17. This Congressional declaration, H. Res 1472, is the culmination of literacy advocacy and outreach resulting in 20 co-signers in the House. Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie spoke in support of its passage and Congressman John Yarmuth was one of the 20 co-signers.
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding faculty and alumni
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce today announced recipients of the 2010 Acorn and Oak Awards.
  • COST-CONTAINMENT FOCUS OF KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    The 2010 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship kick-offs this morning as campus leaders and state and national policymakers participate in a one-day summit on issues related to controlling costs, and increasing productivity and efficiency.
  • COUNCIL APPROVES STATEWIDE DIVERSITY POLICY AND PRESIDENT'S WORK PLAN
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved the 2011-15 statewide diversity policy and framework for institutional diversity plan development at its meeting Sunday at Northern Kentucky University. The Committee on Equal Opportunities approved the policy at its meeting last month and sent the recommendation to the Council.
  • FALL ENROLLMENT AT KENTUCKY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HITS RECORD HIGH
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    More students than ever before are seeing the value of a postsecondary education as estimated enrollment in Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities hit an all-time high with more than 270,000 students enrolled this fall.
  • KENTUCKY ADULT EDUCATORS ACHIEVE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION
    Friday, September 10, 2010
    Kentucky Adult Education is pleased to announce that 22 adult educators have recently earned national distinction as certified managers in program improvement.
  • STATEMENT FROM CPE PRESIDENT BOB KING
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    Statement from CPE President Bob King on UK President Lee Todd’s decision to depart UK June 30, 2011.
  • CPE TO MEET IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. (EDT) in Student Union 107, Ballrooms A & D, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky. The session is a work session for CPE members. The discussion topic is an update on the development of the 2011-15 strategic agenda for postsecondary and adult education. No formal action will be taken.
  • KENTUCKY'S CAMPUS PRESIDENTS PLEDGE COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
    Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    Campus presidents from Kentucky's colleges and universities signed a resolution earlier today pledging their commitment to be full partners with the Kentucky Department of Education in preparing high school graduates to be college and career ready.
  • KENTUCKY SETS STATE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS EVENT TOMORROW
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Kentucky's colleges and universities and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education invite you to attend a news conference with Campus Presidents, State Policy Leaders and First Lady Jane Beshear to showcase and discuss postsecondary college and career readiness initiatives.
  • STATEMENT FROM CPE PRESIDENT ROBERT KING
    Friday, August 27, 2010
    A statement from Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King on the passing of Bob Sexton
  • LUNG CANCER RESEARCH GOVERNANCE BOARD TO MEET AUG.25
    Monday, August 23, 2010
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. EDT in Conference Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE's COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET AUG. 23
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Monday, August 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A of the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • 2010 PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES' ACT DATA RELEASED
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Average ACT scores for Kentucky’s 2010 public high school graduates were mostly unchanged from those in 2009, although more students met college-ready benchmarks in mathematics and science, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education announced today.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO HOLD RETREAT
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold a retreat Thursday, Aug. 19 and Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. The retreat begins at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Aug.19 and concludes at noon on Aug. 20.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION APPROVES TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES FOR KCTCS, KSU AND WKU
    Monday, July 26, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition and mandatory fee proposals for the 2010-11 academic year for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky State University and Western Kentucky University at its meeting Friday in Pikeville.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA AND INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORY GROUPS TO MEET JULY 22
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    The Council’s Strategic Agenda Work Group and Institutional Advisory Group will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. EDT on the campus of Pikeville College.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. EDT in Room 125 of the Community Technology Center, Hambley Boulevard, Pikeville, Ky. The session is being planned by Pikeville College and will be an opportunity for Council members to learn about Pikeville College and other institutions in the area. No formal action will be taken.
  • Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board
    Thursday, July 08, 2010
    The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Governance Board will meet Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. EDT in conference room A of the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • COUNCIL PRESIDENT EVALUATION COMMITTEE TO MEET
    Monday, June 21, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education President Evaluation Committee will meet Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. EDT at the Council offices in Frankfort, Ky.
  • COUNCIL FOCUSES ON IMPROVING TRANSFER PROCESS FOR STUDENTS
    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education heard the results of two recent student transfer surveys, both of which will serve as baseline data, at its work session last week in Louisville. The Council is working with the campuses to identify and then eliminate the transfer barriers for students attending the Kentucky Community and Technical College System who seek to transfer to a four-year campus.
  • PRELIMINARY REPORT SHOWS 9% GAIN IN COLLEGE DEGREES THIS YEAR
    Friday, May 21, 2010
    Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities conferred an estimated 57,247 degrees and credentials during the 2009-10 academic year, according to a preliminary annual degree report issued earlier today at the Council on Postsecondary Education meeting. This historic number of degrees represents an estimated 9.3 percent increase over last year and includes gains at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and professional doctorate levels.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP TO MEET
    Monday, May 17, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet Thursday, May 20 at 1 p.m. EDT in Seminar Room 101-102 of the University of Louisville’s Clinical and Translational Research Building.
  • KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY NAMES WINNERS OF VIDEO CONTEST
    Monday, May 17, 2010
    The Kentucky Virtual Library is pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual "Create a KYVL Video" contest for students of Kentucky's K-12 public schools. Kentucky Virtual Library holds the contest annually to spotlight the students’ creativity and the coordinators and students of the Student Technology Leadership Program, or STLP™.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Friday, May 14, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 1 p.m. EDT in Seminar Room 101-102 of the University of Louisville Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 South Hancock Street, Louisville, Ky. The session is being planned by UofL President James Ramsey and will be an opportunity for Council members to learn about UofL. No formal action will be taken.
  • COUNCIL SETS MODERATE TUITION CEILINGS FOR 2010-11 ACADEMIC YEAR
    Friday, April 23, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education set tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for in-state undergraduate students for the 2010-11 academic year. The ceilings balance the needs of the campuses to offset the $96 million gap resulting from both proposed state cuts and increases in estimated fixed costs.
  • KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY NEW STRATEGIC PLAN BUILDS ON 10 YEARS OF EXPANDED ACCESS AND COST SAVINGS
    Friday, April 23, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved the 2010-2013 strategic plan for the Kentucky Virtual Library at its meeting earlier today. The online library offers comprehensive resources and services to schools and colleges, libraries and Kentuckians across the state. KYVL is a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA AND INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORY GROUP TO MEET
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    The Strategic Agenda Work Group and the Institutional Advisory Group will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 1 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A of the Council offices in Frankfort, Ky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Friday, April 23, 2010, at 10 a.m. EDT at the Council office in Frankfort, Ky.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET APRIL 12
    Friday, April 09, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Monday, April 12, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. EDT in Meeting Room A of the Council offices in Frankfort.
  • CPE STRATEGIC AGENDA WORK GROUP TO MEET
    Friday, March 12, 2010
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Strategic Agenda Work Group will meet on Tuesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Council offices in Meeting Room A.
  • Drive the Dream: GEAR UP Kentucky Announces $1,000 Scholarship Winners
    Thursday, March 04, 2010
    (Note to editors: Scholarship winners are from the following counties: Bath, Breathitt, Butler, Campbell, Carter, Christian, Clay, Fayette, Fleming, Graves, Green, Hart, Jefferson, Kenton, Knott, Leslie, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Perry, Powell, Webster and Whitley. You can access the recipients by county on the Council's website
  • MEDIA OPPORTUNITY--SREB DOCTORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
    Monday, March 01, 2010
    The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program has been selected to receive the prestigious John Hope Franklin Award for 2010 from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The SREB program joins an exclusive list of past recipients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, poet Maya Angelou, and Johnnetta Cole, president emeritus of Spelman College, among others.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MEETING SET FEB. 22
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities (CEO) meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 a.m. ET in Meeting Room A of the Council offices.
  • CANCELLED--Committee on Equal Opportunities Meeting
    Monday, February 15, 2010
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION APPROVES TUITION POLICY AND PROCESS
    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Meeting earlier today, the Council on Postsecondary Education took action on several key items.
  • KENTUCKY ACCEPTS CORE ACADEMIC STANDARDS
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    In joint meeting this evening, the chairs of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board signed a resolution directing their respective agencies to implement the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, formalizing Kentucky’s agreement to integrate the standards into the state’s public education system.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Monday, February 08, 2010
    Council on Postsecondary Education meeting notices for the week of 2/8-2/12/2010.
  • BOARDS TO MEET, APPROVE RESOLUTION TO IMPLEMENT STANDARDS
    Thursday, February 04, 2010
    The Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, February 10, to formally adopt a resolution implementing the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.
  • KY LUNG GOVERNANCE BOARD TO MEET
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    The Kentucky Lung Governance Board will meet Jan. 13, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, Ky.
  • STRATEGIC PLAN WORK GROUP TO MEET DEC 16
    Monday, December 14, 2009
    The Strategic Plan Work Group will meet Wednesday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • STATE P-16 TO MEET DEC. 17
    Friday, December 11, 2009
    The Statewide P-16 Council will meet Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • STATE LAUNCHES DIGITAL LEARNING CONTENT REPOSITORY AND ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR P-20 EDUCATORS
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    Kentucky's education community launched a repository of quality digital learning content earlier today that will be available to all P-20 educators. The repository, called the Kentucky Learning Depot, will help educators add standards-based digital content, such as textbooks, animations, and videos, to their courses, and vastly expand the resources available to each educator.
  • COUNCIL AWARDS $1.1 MILLION TO IMPROVE TEACHER QUALITY
    Thursday, November 12, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education recently awarded more than $1.1 million in federal grant funding to provide professional development for P-12 teachers and administrators.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION APPROVES 2010-12 BUDGET REQUEST
    Friday, November 06, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved a biennial budget request today for Kentucky’s eight public four-year universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The Council is asking for basically the same base budget plus technical adjustments.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. (EST) in Room 238 of the Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Building in Frankfort, Ky. The session is being planned by KSU President Mary Sias and will be an opportunity for Council members to learn about KSU. No formal action will be taken.
  • 203 EARN BACHELOR'S DEGREES THROUGH PROJECT GRADUATE
    Monday, November 02, 2009
    A statewide program designed to recruit and graduate former college students with 90 or more credit hours has helped 203 Kentuckians earn a bachelor’s degree since January 2008.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET OCT. 29
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Thurs., Oct. 29, 2009, at 9 a.m. (EDT) at the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 320, Frankfort, Ky.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET 0CT. 15
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Thurs., Oct. 15, 2009, at 9 p.m. (EDT) at the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 320, Frankfort, Ky.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET OCT. 13
    Thursday, October 08, 2009
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) in Conference Room A of the Council offices, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Ky.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET OCT. 8
    Thursday, October 01, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Thurs., Oct. 8, 2009, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at the offices of the Louisville Urban League, 1535 West Broadway, Louisville, Ky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET TOMORROW
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thurs., Oct. 1, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Council offices in Frankfort, Ky.
  • COLLEGE ENROLLMENT CLIMBS 5% THIS FALL; NEW RECORD SET
    Monday, September 28, 2009
    Total enrollment in Kentucky’s public and independent postsecondary education institutions reached a record high of 254,560 students this fall, based on a preliminary enrollment report released by the Council on Postsecondary Education. The estimated headcount is an increase of 12,970 students, more than a 5 percent increase over last year and a 40 percent increase over 10 years.
  • GED® ATTAINMENT IS FOCUS OF MCDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 33 COUNTIES
    Thursday, September 17, 2009
    McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Adult Education for a fourth year in a row to encourage GED attainment in an innovative in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owners.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET SEPT. 22
    Thursday, September 17, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Tues., Sept. 22, 2009, at 9 a.m. (EDT) at the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 320, Frankfort, Ky. The agenda is available online at http://cpe.ky.gov/committees/hewg/Sept+22+HEWG+Mtg+Agenda.htm.
  • Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship to feature national speakers; Council meets at WKU earlier today
    Thursday, September 10, 2009
    The trustees and regents of Kentucky’s public colleges and universities will meet tomorrow (Friday) in Bowling Green for the 2009 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship. The keynote speaker will be Kati Haycock, founder and president of The Education Trust.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET SEPT. 9
    Thursday, September 03, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Wed., Sept. 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Ashland Inc., 3499 Blazer Parkway, Lexington, Ky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO MEET
    Thursday, September 03, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will meet Thurs., Sept. 10, 2009, at 12 noon (CDT) in Schneider Hall, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. The session is being planned by WKU President Gary Ransdell and will be an opportunity for Council members to learn more about WKU. No formal action will be taken.
  • COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities will hold a special meeting and retreat on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT at the Council on Postsecondary Education Offices in Frankfort. An agenda will soon be posted to the Web at http://www.cpe.ky.gov/committees/ceo/
  • CPE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT WORKGROUP TO MEET AUG. 18
    Friday, August 14, 2009
    The Budget Development Workgroup will meet Tuesday, August 18 at 11 a.m. EDT at Campbellsville University.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION WORK GROUP TO MEET
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    The Higher Education Work Group will meet Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at 9 a.m. (EDT).
  • KENTUCKY’S HIGHER ED ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM RECOGNIZED AS BEST PRACTICE, SAYS NATIONAL REPORT
    Friday, July 10, 2009
    An independent think tank in Washington, D.C. has recognized Kentucky as being among the nation’s ten best practice states for its higher education accountability system.
  • KENTUCKY COLLEGES CONFER RECORD NUMBER OF DEGREES IN MAY
    Monday, June 01, 2009
    Kentucky’s public and independent postsecondary institutions reached an historic milestone by conferring 30,178 degrees, diplomas and certificates during spring commencement exercises last month. This is a 7 percent increase over last year and a 40 percent increase over five years.
  • KENTUCKY ADULT EDUCATION EXCEEDS PERFORMANCE GOALS, LEADS TO $851,748 GRANT
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    Kentucky is one of 11 states qualifying to receive a Federal Workforce Investment Act incentive grant based on fiscal year 2007-08 performance. To qualify for the grants, states must exceed agreed upon performance levels for Title I: WIA, and Title II: the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.
  • COUNCIL SETS LOWEST TUITION INCREASE IN A DECADE
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education took final action on a full schedule of tuition and mandatory fee increases that sets the lowest tuition increase for undergraduate resident students in more than a decade.
  • AT&T FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    The AT&T Foundation awarded Kentucky a $136,171 grant to launch the Kentucky Learning Depot, an online search-like service where teachers and faculty can access free online learning content and resources from a statewide repository.
  • COUNCIL SETS 2009-10 TUITION AND FEE CEILINGS
    Monday, March 09, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today approved 2009-10 tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for resident undergraduates at the state’s public colleges and universities.
  • LITERACY LEVELS OF KENTUCKY ADULTS INCREASED SINCE 1992, STUDY SAYS
    Wednesday, February 04, 2009
    A national assessment of adult literacy released recently shows that literacy levels of Kentucky adults have improved while nationwide levels have held steady.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION WELCOMES PRESIDENT ROBERT L. KING
    Friday, January 16, 2009
    The Council on Postsecondary Education welcomed its third president, Robert L. King, at its meeting today in Frankfort. King, who the Council hired Dec. 9, replaces Thomas Layzell who retired in September 2007.
  • NEW COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PRESIDENT ROBERT KING TO BEGIN JAN. 16
    Monday, January 12, 2009
    Robert L. King, the newly appointed president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will begin his duties Jan. 16. He will be in attendance at Friday’s Council meeting which gets under way at 10 a.m. in Frankfort.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION NAMES PRESIDENT
    Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education today unanimously named Robert L. King as its third president. King will officially begin his term no later than April 1. He replaces Thomas Layzell who retired in September 2007.
  • HIGHER ED REPORT CARD SHOWS KENTUCKY MAKING GAINS BUT AFFORDABILITY REMAINS CRITICAL TO FUTURE SUCCESS
    Thursday, December 04, 2008
  • DIRECTOR OF KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY NAMED SPECIAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR
    Thursday, November 20, 2008
    The Special Library Section of the Kentucky Library Association recently named Enid Wohlstein, director of the Kentucky Virtual Library, as 2008 Special Librarian of the Year. The annual award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the highest standards of special librarianship.
  • COUNCIL AWARDS OVER $1.1 MILLION TO IMPROVE TEACHER QUALITY
    Monday, November 10, 2008
    In an ongoing effort to improve teacher quality, the Council on Postsecondary Education awarded more than $1.1 million in grant funding for professional development for P-12 teachers and administrators at a meeting in Morehead on Friday.
  • OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AND FACULTY HONORED AT GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE
    Monday, September 29, 2008
    The postsecondary education community recognized outstanding alumni and faculty members at an awards luncheon this afternoon during the 2008 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship in Lexington.
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR NAMED INTERIM VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Sunday, September 28, 2008
    Dr. Michael Seelig, senior assistant to the provost and interim affirmative action officer at Morehead State University, has been appointed interim vice president for academic affairs at the Council on Postsecondary Education. Seelig begins his duties this week. He replaces Dr. Jim Applegate who resigned to become senior vice president for the Lumina Foundation on Education in Indianapolis.
  • GED IS FOCUS OF MCDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 33 COUNTIES
    Monday, September 15, 2008
    McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Adult Education for the third year in a row to encourage GED attainment in an innovative in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owners.
  • KENTUCKIAN RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FROM GED TESTING SERVICE
    Tuesday, September 09, 2008
  • NEW PARTNERSHIP BRINGS WORLD TO THE CLASSROOM THROUGH HIGH-TECH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    (Frankfort, KY)- Kentucky teachers and students will have access to more interactive, high-tech learning opportunities and professional development through Internet2, thanks to a new partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s MAGPI program and the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON), a statewide network sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.
  • APPLEGATE TAPPED FOR KEY POSITION AT LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION
    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- Dr. Jim Applegate, vice president for academic affairs at the Council on Postsecondary Education, has accepted a position as senior vice president for the Lumina Foundation on Education in Indianapolis. Lumina’s board of directors approved his appointment yesterday, and he will begin his new duties on Oct. 1.
  • CPE SEARCH COMMITTEE SETS CRITERIA FOR NEXT PRESIDENT
    Monday, August 18, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Presidential Search Committee has posted the position description for its third president.
  • NEW ADVISING ASSOCIATION AIMS TO INCREASE STUDENT SUCCESS AND TRANSFER
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    Academic advisors from Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities have formed the Kentucky Academic Advising Association, which aims to improve student success and boost student transfer.
  • NEW HANDBOOK, WEB SITE AIM TO INCREASE TRANSFERS
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008
    Students at Kentucky’s 16 community and technical colleges have two new tools to assist them in furthering their education at a four-year institution.
  • COUNCIL SETS CONTRACT WITH SEARCH FIRM
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Presidential Search Committee met early this afternoon and approved contract terms for the executive search firm selected to assist with the search for the Council’s third president.
  • CPE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE CHOOSES SEARCH FIRM
    Monday, June 30, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education's Presidential Search Committee met today and has selected Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. of Miramar Beach, Florida, as the executive search firm to assist with the search for the Council's third permanent president.
  • CPE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APPROVES CONTRACT FOR INTERIM PRESIDENT
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008
    The Executive Committee of the Council on Postsecondary Education approved an employment agreement today for its incoming interim president, Dr. Richard Crofts, the former commissioner of higher education in both Mississippi and Montana.
  • CPE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE NARROWS SEARCH FIRM PROPOSALS TO 3
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    The Presidential Search Committee of the Council on Postsecondary Education met yesterday to begin the process of choosing a national search firm to assist in the selection of its next president.
  • 14 EARN DEGREES THROUGH PROJECT GRADUATE; 232 ENROLL
    Wednesday, June 04, 2008
    Project Graduate teams at Kentucky’s public universities have helped 14 adults return to college to earn their bachelor’s degree this spring, according to preliminary data gathered by the Council on Postsecondary Education. Three more Project Graduate students will graduate this summer and 232 students have enrolled for summer or fall classes.
  • KENTUCKY’S INTERNET2 INITIATIVE RECOGNIZED AS ‘MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION’
    Monday, June 02, 2008
    Kentucky’s Internet2 Initiative was recognized as the “Most Innovative Use of Technology in Education” at the Commonwealth Office of Technology’s third annual Kentucky Digital Summit. As part of the “Best of Kentucky” awards, Kentucky’s Internet2 initiative was chosen from nearly 50 possible nominees for making outstanding information technology contribution to the public sector.
  • KNOWHOW2GOKY AIMS TO IMPROVE COLLEGE ACCESS, SUCCESS
    Thursday, May 29, 2008
    Students and teachers from across the state joined state leaders on the steps of the Capitol this morning for a rally to launch KnowHow2GOKy, a multiyear, public service media outreach designed to encourage more Kentuckians to plan, enroll and succeed in college.
  • CPE TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE COLLEGE ACCESS OUTREACH TOMORROW
    Wednesday, May 28, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will launch a statewide outreach tomorrow that uses warrior-like characters—named Algebra II, Biology and Foreign Languages—to challenge middle school and high school students to take the “tough” classes they need to prepare and succeed in college.
  • DR. RICHARD CROFTS TO SERVE AS CPE INTERIM PRESIDENT
    Friday, May 23, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education hired a former Kentuckian with extensive experience in higher education administration in several states to serve as its interim president. Dr. Richard A. Crofts of Palmetto, Fla., will serve the Council until a permanent president is hired, a search anticipated to last six to eight months.
  • KENTUCKY PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES INCREASING ACCESS AND SUCCESS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
    Thursday, May 22, 2008
    Kentucky’s public colleges and universities have made steady progress in improving the status of African Americans in postsecondary education, according to a report that will be presented tomorrow to the Council on Postsecondary Education at its meeting in Frankfort.
  • FORMER KENTUCKIAN AND HIGHER ED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDED TO SERVE AS CPE INTERIM PRESIDENT
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s search committee for an interim president will recommend Dr. Richard A. Crofts, of Florida, to the Council at its meeting on Friday. If approved by the Council, Crofts will begin his duties as interim president in mid-June and serve for at least six months while the Council conducts a national search for a permanent president. Crofts will not be a candidate for the permanent position.
  • Statement of John Turner on the Resignation of Brad Cowgill as President of CPE
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008
    It is with mixed emotions today that I accept Brad Cowgill’s resignation as President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • STATEMENT OF BRAD COWGILL, PRESIDENT
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008
    Today I announce my resignation as president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. I do this for one reason: in the foreseeable future, it would be necessary to devote excessive time and effort to unproductive activities, denying me the satisfaction of fruitful work.
  • COUNCIL TO SCRUTINIZE TUITION PROPOSALS
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008
    Brad Cowgill, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, today said that because of changes in the economy that are hurting Kentucky families and putting college loans at risk, a strong consensus has emerged among Council members that favors a conservative approach to tuition growth in order to maintain college affordability and progress toward the state’s Double the Numbers goal.
  • STATEMENT FROM JOHN TURNER, CHAIR, COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Friday, April 18, 2008
    The Council appreciates the Governor’s interest in the presidential selection process, and believes that it has complied with both the spirit and letter of the law.
  • COUNCIL NAMES BRAD COWGILL PERMANENT PRESIDENT
    Monday, April 14, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education appointed Brad Cowgill as its permanent president in a meeting today in Frankfort. Cowgill assumes the duties May 1.
  • AT 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, REPORT SHOWS GAINS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION REFORM, CHALLENGES AHEAD
    Thursday, April 10, 2008
    Kentucky’s colleges and universities have made significant progress toward the goals of the state’s postsecondary education reform, according to a report released this week by the Council on Postsecondary Education. The Council’s annual Accountability Report, which tracks the state’s progress toward the goals of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (HB1), shows that in the last year Kentucky improved on 17 of 26 performance indicators, held steady on five, and declined on four.
  • COUNCIL URGES STATE LEADERS TO FIND SUFFICIENT REVENUE FOR EDUCATION
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved a resolution today that calls for the General Assembly and Governor to identify sufficient revenue sources to resolve state budget deficits. Under the current proposed budget, the postsecondary and adult education system is facing a 12 percent budget reduction, in addition to the 3 percent cut in the current year.
  • REPORT SHOWS LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND PROSPERITY IN KENTUCKY
    Friday, February 15, 2008
    The Council on Postsecondary Education released Kentucky’s 2008-10 County Profiles today, which shows that counties with high numbers of college graduates also have high household median incomes. Of the top 20 counties in the number of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 65 percent (13) of those counties also rank in the top 20 counties with the highest median household income.
  • COLLEGE ENROLLMENT BREAKS RECORD FOR TENTH STRAIGHT YEAR
    Friday, February 01, 2008
    Kentucky’s public universities and community and technical colleges enrolled 212,994 students in fall 2007, a 3.2 percent increase over last fall. According to a report released today at a meeting of the Council on Postsecondary Education in Frankfort, this marks a 34.4 percent increase since postsecondary education reform began in fall 1998.
  • KENTUCKY COLLEGES AIM TO BECOME MORE ADULT FRIENDLY
    Monday, January 28, 2008
    Representatives of Kentucky’s public and independent colleges will convene next week to examine issues and best practices that impact adult student success. The first-ever Kentucky Adult Learner Summit will be hosted by the Council on Postsecondary Education Feb. 4-5 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.
  • COUNCIL REVIEWS 10-YEAR REPORT ON POSTSECONDARY REFORM
    Friday, December 14, 2007
    At a meeting today in Frankfort, the Council on Postsecondary Education reviewed a 10-year report on postsecondary education reform released earlier this month by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Postsecondary Education Task Force. Aims McGuinness, senior associate of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems and chief consultant to the task force, presented the report findings and recommendations.
  • KENTUCKY RECEIVES $500,000 TO MAKE COLLEGES MORE ADULT-FRIENDLY
    Monday, November 26, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will receive $500,000 from Lumina Foundation for Education for a statewide effort to increase the number of working-age adults with college degrees. The Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative will include a statewide review of policies that affect adult students and will grant each public four-year institution $50,000 for plans to create or enhance adult-friendly policies and services.
  • CPE PRESIDENT BRAD COWGILL BECKONS KENTUCKY ADULTS BACK TO COLLEGE
    Monday, November 26, 2007
    Brad Cowgill, interim president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, joined with representatives from Kentucky’s public colleges and universities in Frankfort today to launch a statewide outreach to former students. Eight public universities, in partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, will pilot Kentucky’s Project Graduate program to offer incentives and services to former students with 90 or more credit hours to return and complete their degree.
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: STATEWIDE OUTREACH INITIATIVE TO BRING KENTUCKY ADULTS BACK TO COLLEGE
    Wednesday, November 21, 2007
    Announcement of a statewide outreach initiative to bring Kentucky adults back to college and a national grant for a policy initiative to make Kentucky postsecondary education more adult-friendly.
  • COUNCIL’S FUNDING REQUEST FOCUSES ON INCREASING EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND RESEARCH
    Monday, November 05, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved its 2008-10 budget request today, which recommends a funding increase of $174 million, or 16 percent, for Kentucky’s postsecondary education institutions over the biennium.
  • COWGILL TOURS STATE TO LAUNCH PLAN TO INCREASE COLLEGE GRADUATES
    Thursday, October 25, 2007
    Council on Postsecondary Education Interim President Brad Cowgill is traveling Kentucky to launch the Council’s new Double the Numbers Plan in each region of the state. The campus visits began Oct. 15 and will continue through early November.
  • TEACHER QUALITY SUMMIT AIMS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007
    Postsecondary and K-12 education leaders will convene in Louisville Oct. 29 - 30 to discuss preparing teachers and school leaders to use data and research so that K-12 students graduate ready for college and the global workplace.
  • LOCAL ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS REWARDED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007
    Adult education programs in 70 Kentucky counties will share more than $1 million in incentive funds from Kentucky Adult Education for meeting or exceeding enrollment and performance goals in the 2006 -07 fiscal year.
  • COUNCIL LAUNCHES PLAN TO INCREASE COLLEGE GRADUATES
    Wednesday, October 17, 2007
    A plan released today at a meeting of the Council on Postsecondary Education details how Kentucky plans to increase the number of college graduates to the national average by 2020. Double the Numbers: Kentucky’s Plan to Increase College Graduates explains that increasing bachelor’s degrees is the quickest, most direct way for Kentucky to increase its economic prosperity and meet the goals of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997. The plan includes five statewide strategies as well as a regional approach that sets targets for each strategy in nine regions across the state.
  • KENTUCKY INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES HONORED WITH LEARNING FOR LIFE AWARDS
    Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • FACULTY HONORED FOR EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENTS
    Wednesday, September 19, 2007
    Michael Boyd, professor and program coordinator of business administration at Owensboro Community and Technical College and D. Joseph Hagerty, professor of civil & environmental engineering at the University of Louisville received Acorn Awards presented by Secretary of State Trey Grayson last night at the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship in Louisville.
  • KENTUCKY PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AWARD RECORD NUMBER OF DEGREES
    Wednesday, September 19, 2007
    The 2006–07 graduating class was the largest in the history of Kentucky postsecondary education, with 43,902 degrees and credentials conferred at Kentucky public postsecondary institutions. This represents a 3.3 percent increase over the number awarded in 2005-06 and a 70.8 percent increase since 2000-01.
  • REPORT SHOWS MORE STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM KCTCS TO FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS
    Wednesday, September 19, 2007
    While students at Kentucky Community and Technical College System set an all-time state record for transferring to one of Kentucky’s four-year public or independent universities during the 2006–07 academic year, more transfers will be needed for Kentucky to reach its goal to double the number of residents with bachelor’s degrees by 2020.
  • KENTUCKY INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES HONORED WITH LEARNING FOR LIFE AWARDS
    Wednesday, September 12, 2007
    Kentucky Adult Education recently presented four Learning for Life awards at its regional conference in Louisville. Learning for Life Awards include the 110% Award for KYAE program staff, the Student of the Year Award, the GED Achievement Award and the Learning for Life Champion award recognizing Kentucky businesses.
  • KENTUCKY INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES HONORED WITH LEARNING FOR LIFE AWARDS
    Tuesday, September 11, 2007
    Kentucky Adult Education recently presented four Learning for Life awards at its regional conference in Louisville. Learning for Life Awards include the 110% Award for KYAE program staff, the Student of the Year Award, the GED Achievement Award and the Learning for Life Champion award recognizing Kentucky businesses.
  • KENTUCKY TO INCREASE ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
    Thursday, August 30, 2007
    Kentucky has been selected to partner with the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) to create a P-16 statewide repository for online learning resources, allowing faculty and teachers across the state to share online teaching and learning tools quickly and easily.
  • GED IS FOCUS OF MCDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 33 COUNTIES
    Monday, August 27, 2007
    McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Adult Education for the second year in a row to encourage GED attainment in an innovative in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owners.
  • STAGNOLIA TO SERVE ON NATIONAL ADULT EDUCATION CONSORTIUMS
    Monday, August 27, 2007
    Reecie Stagnolia, associate vice president of Kentucky Adult Education, has been elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committees of the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education (NCSDAE). As a member of these executive committees, Stagnolia will provide input to shape national adult education initiatives.
  • STATEMENT FROM TOM LAYZELL
    Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    “Over the past five years, Kentucky's rate of improvement has exceeded the nation's in each ACT testing area,” stated Tom Layzell, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • KENTUCKY INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO BE HONORED WITH LEARNING FOR LIFE AWARDS
    Monday, August 13, 2007
    Kentucky Adult Education will present 25 Learning for Life awards at three regional conferences in August and September. Learning for Life Awards include four categories for the recognition of KYAE program staff and students, GED graduates and Kentucky businesses and organizations. Award recipients will be honored in six regions.
  • KENTUCKY RECEIVES $500,000 TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
    Thursday, August 09, 2007
    A statewide network to promote college-going throughout Kentucky will be developed under a $500,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation to the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Note to Editors: Photos will be available online after 4:00 p.m. (ET) at http://www.cpe.ky.gov
  • COWGILL TO SERVE AS INTERIM COUNCIL PRESIDENT
    Friday, July 27, 2007
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The search committee to appoint an interim president for the Council on Postsecondary Education named Brad Cowgill, state budget director, to the position late yesterday.
  • NO DECISION YET ON CPE INTERIM PRESIDENT
    Friday, July 20, 2007
    The search committee to appoint an interim president for the Council on Postsecondary Education met late yesterday with Brad Cowgill but took no action following the meeting. Cowgill is the state budget director.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO APPOINT INTERIM PRESIDENT
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will temporarily terminate the search for a new president and appoint an interim president to serve through April 2008.
  • Op-Ed by Tom Layzell: Performance, resources and politics to determine postsecondary education reform success
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007
    May 30 marked the tenth anniversary of the signing of Kentucky’s acclaimed postsecondary education reform legislation, popularly known as HB1. The anniversary provides an opportunity to review where we have been and where we are going.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION INCREASES MINIMUM ACT SCORES IN MATH AND READING
    Tuesday, May 22, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved a regulation revision yesterday that raises the minimum requirements on the ACT college-entrance exam for students to be guaranteed admission to credit-bearing courses. In other business, the Council recognized John Moriarity of Louisville who earned the highest GED score in Kentucky last year.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION TO HOST CONFERENCE ON THE SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
    Tuesday, May 08, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will host the 2007 Kentucky Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning May 14-15 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.
  • MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF EDUCATION TAX CREDITS AND TUITION DEDUCTIONS UNUSED IN KENTUCKY
    Wednesday, April 11, 2007
    Qualifying college students and their families are urged to claim federal and state education tax credits and tuition deductions when they file their income tax returns. According to data reviewed by the Council on Postsecondary Education, it is estimated that millions of dollars of tax credits and tuition deductions go unclaimed in Kentucky.
  • STEM OP-ED BY ALLYSON HANDLEY- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Friday, April 06, 2007
    The future of our children and grandchildren depends upon Kentucky’s ability to improve the science, technology, engineering and mathematics achievement of our young people. The CPE STEM Task Force demonstrated the determination and collaboration that diverse stakeholders and organizations could achieve in the best interests of our children.
  • COUNCIL REVIEWS CONDITION OF POSTSECONDARY CAMPUS FACILITIES
    Thursday, April 05, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education heard a report today that assessed the condition, adequacy and capacity of over 700 campus buildings at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities. The statewide facilities assessment was conducted by Vanderweil Facility Advisors, Inc., (VFA) of Boston.
  • REPORT OFFERS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE PARTICIPATION AND SUCCESS OF KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
    Monday, April 02, 2007
    The High School Feedback Report for the Class of 2004 released today by the Council on Postsecondary Education offers a broad range of information about college preparation and participation of Kentucky’s 2004 high school graduates. Produced collaboratively with data collected by the Council, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, ACT, Inc. and The College Board, the report examines students’ performance during their first two years of college in Kentucky.
  • JIM APPLEGATE TO SERVE ON STEERING COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT
    Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Council on Postsecondary Education Vice President Jim Applegate will serve on the steering committee for a U.S. Department of Education national summit to discuss the implementation of the final report of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education. Steering committee members, which include several governors, university presidents and CEOs, will meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings following the summit to refine and advance implementation of the Commission’s agenda.
  • TASK FORCE UNVEILS RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOOST KENTUCKY’S PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS
    Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force released its final report today containing eight recommendations to accelerate Kentucky’s performance in STEM disciplines. The report, Kentucky’s STEM Imperative: Competing in the Global Economy, provides a bold and comprehensive plan to boost STEM performance in government, business, and P-12 and postsecondary education.
  • OP-ED BY TOM LAYZELL- KENTUCKY’S CHALLENGE: MAINTAINING AFFORDABILITY WHILE PURSUING AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA
    Wednesday, February 28, 2007
  • Attorney General Greg Stumbo and The Council on Postsecondary Education Issue an Alert to Students Regarding Unofficial GED Testing Websites
    Wednesday, February 14, 2007
    Attorney General Greg Stumbo’s Office and the Council on Postsecondary Education-Kentucky Adult Education are today issuing a consumer alert to students to beware of misleading GED (General Educational Development) information available on the Internet.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE UNVEILS PLAN TO IMPROVE COLLEGE READINESS AND SUCCESS
    Monday, February 12, 2007
    The Developmental Education Task Force approved a statewide plan today designed to improve college readiness and success for Kentucky students. The report, Securing Kentucky’s Future: A Plan for Improving College Readiness and Success, outlines six core recommendations to reduce the number of underprepared students entering postsecondary education and to better support and retain students who enter underprepared.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ELECTS NEW LEADERS
    Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- The Council on Postsecondary Education elected John S. Turner as Council chair and Dan E. Flanagan as Council vice chair at a meeting in Frankfort earlier this week. Turner, who has served as vice chair since 2005, will serve a one-year term beginning Feb. 1 and will replace outgoing member Ron Greenberg, who has served as chair since Jan. 2005 and as a member of the Council since 1996. Flanagan's term as vice chair is also for one year.
  • KENTUCKY SEES BRAIN GAIN- MORE COLLEGE GRADUATES STAYING IN THE STATE
    Monday, January 29, 2007
    The vast majority of people who earn degrees at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities stay in Kentucky after graduation according to a Council on Postsecondary Education study released today at a Council meeting in Frankfort. The study shows 95 percent of resident graduates from public colleges and universities stay in Kentucky after completing their degree or credential, a 12 percent increase from a similar study in 2000.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE EXPERT KICKS OFF BUDGET POLICY DISCUSSIONS
    Tuesday, January 09, 2007
    The Budget and Finance Policy Group of the Council on Postsecondary Education kicked off a series of discussions yesterday that will lead to new budget policies for financing Kentucky’s system of postsecondary education. Legislative leaders, the state budget director, institutional presidents and other state policy makers participated in the meeting.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE PRIORITIZES RECOMMENDATIONS
    Tuesday, January 09, 2007
    The Developmental Education Task Force is working to submit a report to the Council on Postsecondary Education Jan. 29 announcing six priority recommendations to improve student readiness for college in Kentucky. The final recommendations will be reviewed by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) for implementation in 2007.
  • KENTUCKY EDUCATION REFORM RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCLAIM
    Thursday, January 04, 2007
    Kentucky postsecondary education reform received recognition as a best practice in several recent national publications.
  • Statement from Tom Layzell on Education Week’s “From Cradle to Career” report
    Thursday, January 04, 2007
    A new report issued this morning by Education Week tracks state efforts to connect education from preschool through postsecondary education. The report, “From Cradle to Career” uses a “Chance-for-Success Index” which found that children’s chances for success vary by state. Kentucky ranked 41st.
  • STATEWIDE STEM TASK FORCE BEGINS WORK
    Wednesday, December 20, 2006
    A new statewide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force convened by the Council on Postsecondary Education held its inaugural meeting in Frankfort today. The task force is chaired by Dr. Lee Todd, president of the University of Kentucky, and is charged with developing a statewide strategic action plan to accelerate Kentucky’s performance within the STEM disciplines from preschool through graduate school (P-20).
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION RELEASES 2006-07 COUNTY PROFILES PUBLICATION; SHOWS IMPACT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education released the 2006-07 Kentucky County Profiles on its Web site earlier today. The publication includes one-page profiles for 120 Kentucky counties, 15 area development districts and eight postsecondary education service regions. Each profile outlines information relating to educational attainment, college readiness and participation, employment by sector, undergraduate enrollment, financial aid to students and more.
  • COUNCIL AWARDS OVER $1 MILLION TO IMPROVE TEACHER QUALITY
    Tuesday, November 07, 2006
    At a meeting today in Frankfort, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved over $1 million in grant funding for postsecondary institutions to offer professional development for P-12 teachers and administrators. The Improving Educator Quality state grant program will fund eight projects serving more than 250 teachers in 55 Kentucky counties over 18 months beginning January 2007.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION APPROVES 2007-08 PERFORMANCE GOALS TO IMPROVE SYSTEM
    Tuesday, November 07, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved state and institutional performance goals for the 2007-08 academic year to help gauge the effectiveness of the postsecondary system, the public four-year universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
  • UNIVERSITIES SHOWCASE INTERNET2 AT FIRST STATEWIDE LIVE EVENT- High broadband access brings learning to a new level
    Monday, October 23, 2006
    Six Kentucky universities will participate in the first-ever statewide Internet2 live event Oct. 27 to showcase this emerging virtual educational tool. The program, which will also be broadcast live on KET, will demonstrate how Internet2 can be used in the classroom with two videoconference sessions connecting participants on six different campuses with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • MATH, SCIENCE AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOCUS OF TEACHER QUALITY SUMMIT
    Monday, October 23, 2006
    The 2006 Teacher Quality Summit in Louisville Oct. 23 - 24 will focus on the need to increase the supply and quality of mathematics, science and world language teachers. National speakers include Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech, Inc., Dr. Charles Coble of The Third Mile Group and Dr. Joe Dell Brasel of ACT, Inc.
  • KENTUCKY’S PUBLIC COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES TO SAVE $3.3 MILLION WITH STATEWIDE CONTRACT FOR ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM
    Friday, October 06, 2006
    A statewide contract for an online learning system will save Kentucky’s public colleges and universities $3.3 million over the four-year life of the contract.
  • TASK FORCE TO REVIEW REPORT ON DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION
    Friday, October 06, 2006
    The Developmental Education Task Force will review a study next week showing little change in the percent of students needing developmental education between 2002 and 2004. The study’s findings will inform recommendations to be released by the task force later this year.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION IMPROVES ACCOUNTABILITY WITH DATA PORTAL
    Tuesday, October 03, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education unveiled the new Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal on its Web site today. The new section is the most complete state education data source in Kentucky and one of the most comprehensive online collections of state education data in the nation.
  • OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AND FACULTY HONORED AT GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE
    Monday, September 18, 2006
    The postsecondary education community recognized three outstanding graduates and two outstanding faculty members at an awards dinner last night during the 2006 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship in Hebron, Kentucky. Secretary of State Trey Grayson presented the Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky (OAK) and Acorn Awards on behalf of the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of postsecondary education in Kentucky.
  • COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SETS 2020 TARGETS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES
    Monday, September 18, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved preliminary 2020 target goals for bachelor degree production for the state’s eight public universities and the independent sector at its meeting Sunday in Northern Kentucky. The target goals call for a 4.5 percent annual growth rate in bachelor degree production over the next 14 years for Kentucky to reach the national average in educational attainment, as legislated by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1).
  • KENTUCKY COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT CLIMBS FOR 9TH STRAIGHT YEAR
    Thursday, September 14, 2006
    Kentucky’s system of public and independent postsecondary institutions set another enrollment record this year with 239,445 students, an overall increase of 1.7 percent over last fall, based on preliminary enrollment figures released earlier today by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • NATIONAL REPORT CARD HIGHLIGHTS KENTUCKY POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION REFORM IMPROVEMENTS; AFFORDABILITY AND DEGREE COMPLETION CRITICAL TO FUTURE SUCCESS
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006
    Kentucky reported long-term gains in three of five categories of postsecondary education performance, according to Measuring Up 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education. The report, released today by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education in Washington, D.C., assesses the performance of the nation and all 50 states in five key areas: college preparation, college participation, college affordability, college completion and benefits to the state.
  • GED IS FOCUS OF MCDONALD’S PROMOTION IN 32 COUNTIES
    Wednesday, September 06, 2006
    McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Adult Education to encourage GED attainment in an innovative in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owners.
  • KENTUCKY ACT SCORES MOVE UP FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
    Wednesday, August 16, 2006
    The composite ACT score for Kentucky's year 2006 college-bound high school seniors gained slightly over the 2005 composite score, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education announced today.
  • Postsecondary Education Chief Tom Layzell to retire in 2007
    Tuesday, August 15, 2006
    Dr. Thomas Layzell, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education since April 15, 2003, announced his plans to retire at the expiration of his contract, April 15, 2007.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE TO CONVENE
    Friday, August 04, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will convene the Postsecondary Developmental Student Success Task Force on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. EDT at the Council offices.
  • REGIONAL STEWARDSHIP AND KENTUCKY EXPERTS TO SPEAK AT KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
    Friday, July 14, 2006
    To view the workshop agenda and the Regional Stewardship Trust Fund Guidelines, visit the Council Web site at https://cms.cpe.ky.gov/news/regstewworkshop.htm
  • KENTUCKY ADULT EDUCATION EXCEEDS PERFORMANCE GOALS, LEADS TO $700,000 GRANT
    Monday, July 10, 2006
    Kentucky is one of 23 states to receive a grant from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor for surpassing adult education and workforce performance levels in FY2004. Kentucky will receive a $716,581 incentive grant as a part of the Workforce Investment Act.
  • KENTUCKY’S REGIONS TO BENEFIT FROM CPE’S $4.8 MILLION STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE
    Monday, July 10, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education approved guidelines for the first state-funded Regional Stewardship Trust Fund in the country. The new program will expand the regional impact of the state’s six comprehensive universities through service and public engagement initiatives designed to meet the needs of their respective service areas.
  • PRE-ENGINEERING GRANTS AWARDED
    Thursday, June 15, 2006
    Thirteen Kentucky school districts are recipients of Engineering Pipeline Implementation Grant Awards, which will help them develop engineering initiatives to prepare more students to enter engineering careers and enhance the quality of mathematics and science instruction statewide.
  • KENTUCKY STUDENTS TO DESIGN, BUILD, LAUNCH AND OPERATE STATE SATELLITE
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    A coalition of Kentucky universities and organizations today announced the creation of KentuckySat, a joint enterprise to design, build, launch and operate small satellites for education, research and economic innovation purposes. The primary mission of KySat is to train students in the dynamics of spacecraft design, construction, launch and operation and to support accompanying education and research applications.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education welcomes newest member
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    Jim D. Skaggs of Bowling Green was sworn in as the Council on Postsecondary Education’s newest member at its meeting earlier today. Skaggs, appointed to the Council by Governor Ernie Fletcher in January 2006, was administered the oath of office by Thomas D. Wingate, Franklin County District Judge. Skaggs will serve until December 31, 2011.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education issues summary report on student engagement
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    A report released today by the Council on Postsecondary Education shows students at Kentucky’s public universities engage in effective educational practices at levels similar to students in other states.
  • High School Feedback Report aims to improve college-going rates
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education released the 2002 Kentucky High School Feedback report at its meeting earlier today. The biennial report uses college enrollment data to help educators assess the preparation levels of high school graduates who took the ACT for postsecondary work.
  • Kentucky’s public colleges and universities confer record number of degrees and credentials
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    Kentucky’s public postsecondary institutions reached a significant milestone by conferring nearly 24,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates during spring commencement exercises. This historic high exceeded last year’s record-setting number by 19.9 percent, based on preliminary information released today by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • Kentucky Virtual Library recognizes student winners of statewide PSA contest
    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    Kentucky Virtual Library will recognize the student winners of its “Create a KYVL PSA Video” statewide contest May 12 at the first annual Student Technology Leadership Program Conference in Lexington. As a joint effort of KYVL and the Student Technology Leadership Program in Kentucky’s public K-12 schools, the third annual contest invited students to submit a 30-second public service announcement video entry highlighting KYVL and its online resources.
  • Kentucky student interviewed by ABC News for winning entrepreneurship award
    Tuesday, April 25, 2006
    A West Carter Middle School student Shay Hammond was interviewed earlier today on an ABC News “Money Matters” segment for receiving one of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s top 2006 Young Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Hammond will also appear later this month on the cover of the May issue of Time Magazine for Kids. Hammond and her teacher, Merry Salyers, will be honored at NFTE’s 13th Annual Salute to the Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Dinner in New York City tomorrow evening.
  • Council approves 2006-07 tuition and fees for five universities
    Wednesday, April 05, 2006
    At its meeting earlier today, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved 2006-07 undergraduate tuition and fees for Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University.
  • Kentucky makes strides in college, career preparation
    Tuesday, April 04, 2006
    A report presented recently to the State P-16 Council cites several improvements Kentucky has made in the areas of college and career preparation and college participation over the past decade. The report also suggests strategies that Kentucky could take to improve degree completion rates.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education to host developmental education conference
    Friday, March 10, 2006
    The Council on Postsecondary Education will host a conference next week in Lexington aimed at improving developmental education and support services for underprepared students enrolled at the state’s colleges and universities.
  • 52 Kentucky schools chosen to participate in GEAR UP grant
    Friday, March 10, 2006
    Fifty-two elementary and middle schools from across Kentucky were selected to participate in a six-year, $42 million GEAR UP state grant, coordinated by the Council on Postsecondary Education. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally-funded, college preparatory program for low-income Kentucky schools.
  • College students rally for higher education
    Thursday, March 09, 2006
    Over three hundred college students from all eight public universities and one community college collectively attended the 4th Annual Rally for Higher Education. Accompanied by State Treasurer Jonathan Miller and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, the students advocated for enhanced funding which would allow public higher education institutions to continue maintaining quality and affordability.
  • Student body presidents voice support for tuition policy
    Thursday, March 09, 2006
    The Executive Committee of the Council on Postsecondary Education heard from student body presidents yesterday regarding their views of the Council’s new tuition policy.
  • Southern Governor’s Association to support Kentucky’s college-access initiative
    Friday, February 24, 2006
    Kentucky is one of nine states to receive a grant from the Southern Governors’ Association to support a college-access initiative aimed at helping more students complete high school ready for college and work. The SGA grant is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation receives NASA funds for planetary sub-surface space exploration
    Wednesday, January 25, 2006
    The Commonwealth’s role in space exploration took another step forward today when the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation announced a $40,000 grant from the NASA Ames Research Center. The grant will support research and development of an execution strategy for NASA’s new Institute for Sub-Surface Exploration.
  • $6 million in knowledge-based economy funds awarded to Kentucky start-up businesses and university research in FY2006
    Thursday, January 05, 2006
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the Council on Postsecondary Education announced 105 awards totaling $6 million for business start-ups and faculty research for the first half of this fiscal year. Since 2001, KSTC has distributed 765 awards totaling $31.4 million throughout the commonwealth.
  • Go, Earn, Do - GED brings new opportunities for Kentuckians
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    A new program from Amazon.com has already improved the lives of three young Kentuckians by helping them to earn their GED and get a full-time job.
  • Study shows majority of students entering Kentucky colleges are underprepared
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    A study released by the Council on Postsecondary Education found that 54 percent of students entering a public Kentucky postsecondary institution in 2002 were underprepared for college level mathematics, reading and/or English. This rate was lower for students who were recent graduates of a Kentucky high school at 48 percent. The highest percentage of lack of preparation was in the area of mathematics.
  • Literacy levels of Kentucky adults comparable to those in other states, study says
    Thursday, December 15, 2005
    The 2003 State Assessment of Adult Literacy released today by the Council on Postsecondary Education-Kentucky Adult Education reveals that the literacy of Kentucky adults is similar to the literacy of adults across the country, both for the general population as well as for certain population groups. Kentucky was one of six states to invest in individual state reports from the National Center on Education Statistics in conjunction with the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
  • Kentucky’s public colleges and universities award 9 percent more degrees and credentials
    Friday, November 18, 2005
    Kentucky’s public postsecondary institutions conferred 37,371 college degrees, certificates and diplomas during the 2004-05 academic year, an increase of 9 percent more than the previous year.
  • Council on Postsecondary Education approves 2-year budget request
    Tuesday, November 08, 2005
    The Council on Postsecondary Education today approved an operating and a capital budget request for the fiscal year 2006-2008 biennium. The request will provide funds for institutional operations and for construction, renovation and technology projects on the campuses of the state’s eight public universities, the Kentucky College and Technical System, Council operations, Kentucky Adult Education, Kentucky Virtual University, Kentucky Virtual Library, and other initiatives of the state’s postsecondary education system.
  • Educators convene to discuss teacher preparation
    Friday, October 21, 2005
    Over 200 Kentucky educators will meet at the Brown Hotel in Louisville on October 24 – 25 at the 2005 Teacher Quality Summit. The summit will focus on the teaching challenges presented by the more rigorous academic expectations of high school reform, specifically in the areas of mathematics, the sciences, and world languages.
  • Adult education enrollments continue to break records; 88 counties meet or exceed goals
    Wednesday, October 05, 2005
    A record number of 124,801 Kentuckians enrolled in adult education programs in fiscal year 2005. Adult education programs in 88 counties met or exceeded their enrollment and performance goals in fiscal 2005 (see attached map). These counties will share nearly $1 million in incentive funds (see attached list).
  • Kentucky businesses named “Learning for Life Champions”
    Wednesday, October 05, 2005
    Kentucky Adult Education recognized six Kentucky organizations as charter “Learning for Life Champions” for their significant contributions in promoting educational achievement in the Commonwealth. Amazon.com, Team Taylor County, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Owensboro Medical Health System Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants and Murray-Calloway County Hospital received recognition at the opening session of the Kentucky Adult Education conference held recently in Louisville.
  • USDOE approves $68 million award to Kentucky to increase college going among low-income students
    Tuesday, September 27, 2005
    (FRANKFORT, KY)--The U.S. Department of Education has approved funding for over $68 million in state and partnership GEAR UP grants for Kentucky. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a discretionary grant program designed to provide services to high-poverty middle and high schools to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and complete postsecondary education degrees.
  • Kentucky postsecondary institutions respond to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina
    Friday, September 23, 2005
    Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions are responding to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Students who have already paid tuition at their home institution are being given tuition waivers and others are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The council will host an archive at http://www.cpe.ky.gov/katrina.htm for the system’s response and will feature news from the institutions.
  • Kentucky’s postsecondary system to launch 5-year plan
    Friday, September 23, 2005
    Kentucky’s postsecondary education leaders will launch a five-year strategic plan Sept. 18-19 at the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The new public agenda, Five Questions - One Mission: Better Lives for Kentucky’s People, culminates a year-and-half-long study conducted by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • Postsecondary and adult education enrollment reaches all-time high
    Friday, September 23, 2005
    Kentucky has reached a record high enrollment in both postsecondary education and adult education programs in 2005. Despite gains, Kentucky has not reached the national average, however if we do, Kentucky can expect more than $5.3 billion in tax revenue and an additional $71.0 billion in cumulative personal income. Seven year enrollment gains for each institution are included.

 

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