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Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: We must increase dual credit access for underrepresented student populations

May 4, 2023
Kentucky is making great strides in expanding dual credit participation. CPE’s President discusses how far we’ve come and where CPE plans to go in his latest message. Read more >>

Mitzi Holland

Advising Kentucky’s college advisors: A Q&A with Kentucky Advising Academy Director Mitzi Holland

May 4, 2023
After a year in the field training advisors and counselors, Kentucky Advising Academy’s director Mitzi Holland shares what she and her staff have learned about the needs of those providing college and career advising. Read more >>

Alex Perry

Strengthening Kentucky’s dual credit efforts

May 4, 2023
Kentucky has a dual credit attainment goal – now what? National dual credit expert Alex Perry discusses the state’s challenges, successes and suggested next steps for its dual credit programs. Read more >>

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Kentucky faculty and staff chosen to participate in Academic Leadership Academy

April 24, 2023
CPE is pleased to announce that 65 faculty and staff representing 18 colleges and universities are participating in Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) Read more >>

Upcoming webinar to launch new dual credit toolkit for Kentucky educators

Upcoming webinar to launch new dual credit toolkit for Kentucky educators

April 18, 2023
Register now to learn about the new toolkit that provides information about dual credit and other early postsecondary programs, state policy and the new dual credit attainment goal. Read more >>

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CPE’s Aaron Thompson receives 2023 Smith-Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education

April 13, 2023
President Aaron Thompson has received the 2023 Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education from the Kentucky Education Association. Read more >>

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CPE updates Dual Credit Policy, establishes Dual Credit Attainment Goal

April 11, 2023
Dual credit participation in Kentucky is growing by leaps and bounds, but more can be done. Learn about the Council’s new Dual Credit Attainment Goal and the policy changes to make this program more effective. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President's Message: College affordability is key to Kentucky’s economic future

April 11, 2023
Student loans now comprise the largest chunk of U.S. non-housing debt. Learn what the Council is doing to make college more affordable. Read more >>

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GEAR UP Kentucky names Students of the Year in its 12 school districts

April 5, 2023
Twelve Kentucky high school students were recognized outstanding GUK students who consistently demonstrate positive leadership at school, in GEAR UP activities and amongst their peers Read more >>

CPE approves tuition ceilings, updates Dual Credit Policy and KSU Management Plan

CPE approves tuition ceilings, updates Dual Credit Policy and KSU Management Plan

March 31, 2023
CPE approved tuition and mandatory fee ceilings at public colleges and universities for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years at its March meeting. Read more >>

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Kentucky Advising Academy launches online toolkit for college advising

March 27, 2023
KAA launched a first-of-its-kind online resource for postsecondary advisors. The College and Career Advising Toolkit is a comprehensive collection of tools, information and resources, which will serve as a hub for advisors across the commonwealth. Read more >>

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New report shows popularity of trade programs, computer science, healthcare on the rise among college students in Kentucky

March 14, 2023
CPE has released the Degrees by Program report, which shows that undergraduate credentials in the trades, computer science, and healthcare are growing in the state. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023