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Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Q&A with Mary-Ann Winkelmes: Transparency in learning and teaching

February 13, 2023
Mary-Ann Winkelmes discusses transparency in learning and teaching, a simple framework for teachers, students and administrators that has equitably enhanced student success in many higher education contexts. Read more >>

Carrie Welton

Q&A with Carrie Welton: Supporting students’ basic needs

February 9, 2023
Many students face challenges accessing and completing a postsecondary credential due to affordability and living costs. During CPE’s Student Success Summit, Carrie Welton will help us explore how connecting students to public benefits complements... Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Workforce shortages, nontraditional learners, P-16 partnerships take center stage in 2023

February 9, 2023
Learn about CPE’s focus areas for 2023, which are guided by hundreds of hours of conversations with educators, state officials, students and business leaders as well as quantitative data on the state’s progress toward our education attainment... Read more >>

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Kentucky joins national initiative to expand access to college and career pathways

February 8, 2023
CPE is pleased to announce its involvement in a new national initiative known as Launch: Equitable and Accelerated Pathways for All. Read more >>

CPE’s new unit will promote the value of higher education, strengthen economic development partnerships

CPE’s new unit will promote the value of higher education, strengthen economic development partnerships

February 1, 2023
CPE announced a new unit in the agency focused on increasing public awareness of the value of higher education and strengthening partnerships with the business community and other key partners. Read more >>

CPE offering grants for summer bridge programs to help students prepare for college

CPE offering grants for summer bridge programs to help students prepare for college

February 1, 2023
Kentucky's public colleges and universities, along with institutions in the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, are eligible to apply for grants to assist with summer bridge programs. Read more >>

Silvert and Farris

Council on Postsecondary Education elects leadership

January 30, 2023
CPE elected Madison Silvert to serve as the 2023 chair and re-elected Eric Farris as vice chair at its meeting on Jan. 27. Read more >>


Grants available to accelerate literacy of primary students

January 27, 2023
CPE is offering grants of up to $55,000 to support colleges of education in implementing the Kentucky Reading Project for Read to Achieve, which focuses on primary students (K-3) reading at low levels and needing accelerated learning. Read more >>

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Bachelor’s degrees in Kentucky flat while graduate degrees are on the rise, new report shows

January 19, 2023
A new report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows that total degrees and credentials grew slightly in 2021-22, while bachelor’s degrees declined and graduate-level degrees made impressive gains. Read more >>


Kentucky action network forms to examine food and housing insecurity on college campuses

January 18, 2023
CPE's Kentucky Student Success Collaborative has formed an action network to examine the scope of the problem in the commonwealth and identify ways to increase support so students don’t opt out of college. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: In Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, there are lessons for educators

January 11, 2023
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., did not believe that education’s role was merely vocational. He also thought of it as a way to create self-actualized individuals who participate in and contribute to the larger culture and government. That distinction... Read more >>

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CPE gets national grant to improve student transfer process

December 14, 2022
CPE has been awarded a newly established Catalyst Fund in recognition of its best practices regarding student transfer policy and processes. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023