Kentucky college-going tool unveiled; data released

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Strategic Data Project (an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University), 55,000 Degrees, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and Jefferson County Public Schools, has unveiled a new, interactive online tool aimed at improving college-going and persistence in Kentucky.

By |2020-05-07T16:09:15-04:00August 17, 2015|

March event targets student preparation

In 2012, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday talked with sophomore Alex Kearns about his future college and career plans during Operation Preparation at Gallatin County High School. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 15, 2012 This month, thousands of Kentucky students will be getting advice on what they can do academically to prepare for college or career as part [...]

By |2020-09-24T10:41:02-04:00March 6, 2014|

Higher number of public school graduates enroll in college

About 3 out of every 5 of Kentucky’s public high school students who graduated in 2011 enrolled in college for the 2011-2012 academic year, exceeding the previous year’s enrollment, according to the 2013 Kentucky High School Feedback Report released this week by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS). “This report provides the best information about college going and freshman year success [...]

By |2013-11-13T10:41:24-05:00November 14, 2013|

Second-grade teacher wins iPad from KHEAA

West Marion Elementary (Marion County) teacher Stacy Bartley is the winner of the February iPad giveaway by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The contest was open to Kentucky residents who “liked” the KHEAA Facebook page, online at, and answered a question about college. Bartley was presented with the iPad at the Washington County Public Library in Springfield [...]

By |2019-10-02T13:38:14-04:00March 21, 2013|

Kentucky students can win $1,500 toward college, $500 for school

Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?” The challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust [...]

By |2013-01-10T00:00:09-05:00January 10, 2013|

REL Appalachia Kentucky Bridging Event Oct. 23

REL Appalachia is sponsoring a Kentucky Bridging Event on Oct. 23 at Berea College. Bridging Research to Practice: Helping Students Navigate the Path to College is a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education, the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the CCR Alliance at Eastern Kentucky University, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and GEAR Up at Berea College. [...]

By |2012-09-12T10:30:06-04:00September 20, 2012|

CPE gets $720,000 grant for college readiness initiatives

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $720,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to improve college readiness. Kentucky was one of 10 states selected to receive the grant. The grant program, called Core to College: Preparing Students for College Readiness and Success, aims to foster long-term collaborations between state higher education and P-12 entities [...]

By |2012-01-25T10:16:20-05:00January 26, 2012|

New high school feedback report released

All school superintendents need to be aware of the release of the latest high school feedback report by the Kentucky P-20 Collaborative. The report, published last month, is the first public statewide report on college-going for Kentucky's public high schools. According to the P-20 Collaborative, "the report includes information about college-going by school with district and state comparisons and disaggregated [...]

By |2020-10-16T08:26:38-04:00January 19, 2012|
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