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An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

As the head of public higher education in Kentucky, I’m usually asked to deliver at least one commencement address each May. If I were giving one this year, I’d probably start by offering both my congratulations and condolences.

KBE SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Thompson believes every child should have the chance...

Aaron Thompson knows the power of a good education. His life is a testament to education’s value and he’s lived in service of it most of his adult life.

Black History Month is urgent reminder to close Kentucky’s achievement gaps

Every February, we celebrate Black History Month because of the efforts of a Berea College graduate, Carter G. Woodson. Woodson was a prominent African American scholar and historian who started his higher education career as a part-time student at Berea.

GEAR UP Kentucky putting low-income students on path to success

Students in 12 school districts will be the latest to participate in a program designed to help prepare students in low-income communities for success in postsecondary education.

Growing teacher shortages will affect Kentucky students

Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications

Letter to Kentucky graduates: College is still worth it

You may have noticed that people are more skeptical about the value of college than they used to be.  As president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education, I challenge this notion and assure you that your college education was worth it.

Kentucky high school students post dual credit gains

High school students taking dual credit courses and the number of credits they are earning is on a sharp rise in Kentucky, according to a report presented Sept. 21 at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education meeting.

CPE amends minimum college admission guidelines

The Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend an administrative regulation that would require traditional high school students to earn a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to enter a public four-year university.

Highlights from the 2016 Regular Session

While the legislature was focused this session on how to deal with the state’s underfunded pension systems, a few education bills made it into law.

More Kentucky graduates meet state benchmarks on ACT

More Kentucky public high school graduates are meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.