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Summer bridge programs can receive up to $100k in new CPE grants

April 1, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is offering grants of up to $100,000 for summer "bridge" programs that prepare students for college and help them return for a second year. CPE plans to distribute $1.5 million in grants before the... Read more >>

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New CPE report shows growing demand for more college graduates in education jobs

April 1, 2021
Kentucky's education workforce is expected to grow 3% over the next decade. However, colleges and universities need to train thousands of more teachers to address shortfalls in schools and help increase diversity among educators. CPE unveiled those... Read more >>

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

March 29, 2021
CPE announced 19 professionals from across the state will join the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) this year to prepare for influential roles in higher education. Read more >>

Student

Free Kentucky conference to focus on post-pandemic transition

March 22, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and GEAR UP Kentucky, a unit of CPE, are hosting a free statewide conference this month to help educators succeed in the post-pandemic environment. Called The Path Forward Forum, the event is... Read more >>

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Q&A: Keynote speaker discusses "mental bandwidth," helping students thrive

March 22, 2021
As students struggle to move past COVID-19, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and GEAR UP Kentucky are hosting a nationally recognized expert next month who will discuss strategies to help students recover "mental bandwidth." Read more >>

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New TikTok challenge to raise awareness of FAFSA opportunities

March 3, 2021
CPE and GEAR UP Kentucky, a unit of the Council, are throwing down the gauntlet on TikTok this month to help raise awareness about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA form. The two organizations have teamed up to announce... Read more >>

B. Stille

After 20 years, Ky rapper fulfills promise to mother, launches new chapter

March 3, 2021
Four years ago, Buffalo B. Stille had already launched his own business, started a family and led a successful hip-hop career with the Grammy-nominated group, Nappy Roots. But at 38 years old, the rapper and entrepreneur faced a challenge he had... Read more >>

Student

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unveils $1.5 million plan to boost mental health on campuses

March 3, 2021
CPE is tapping $1.5 million in federal relief funds to improve mental health services for students across the state as COVID-19 continues to drive stress and uncertainty on college campuses. Read more >>

KY Capitol

Kentucky lawmakers close in on budget deal, continue to advance education bills

March 3, 2021
State lawmakers are hammering out the final details of a new budget proposal, and a number of education-related bills remain on the move as the Kentucky General Assembly heads into the final weeks of this year's legislative session. Both chambers... Read more >>

Graduates

Council calls for bold action to address declines in college enrollment

March 3, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is calling on education leaders across the state to take decisive steps to combat a drop in college enrollment, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19. The latest data from CPE shows that undergraduate... Read more >>

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CPE data shows college graduation, retention rates continue to climb

February 3, 2021
Despite a spring semester marred by COVID-19, graduation and retention rates continued to climb at Kentucky's public universities last year, and the net cost of attending college has held mostly steady across the state. The latest data from the Kentucky... Read more >>

Student

Education groups sound alarm over 19% drop in FAFSA filings

February 3, 2021
Education groups in Kentucky are launching an information campaign this month calling on students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA form. Filling out the form is a crucial step to receive need-based aid that... Read more >>

Last Updated 11/29/2021