Politics and Policy
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

Budget Provides Free Community College for State’s High School Graduates

Both sides agreed to major concessions. House Democrats agreed to cut spending on public colleges and universities by 4.5 percent over the next two years. They also agreed colleges and universities will have to compete for a certain portion of their state funding beginning in 2017 under.
Politics and Policy
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Democrats, Republicans Differ on Education, Pension Funding

The money is just a small part of a budget proposal authorizing more than $65 billion in state spending over the next two years. But it represents a pair of warring campaign promises in an election year that could determine who controls the last legislative chamber in the South still run by Democrats.
Politics and Policy
2016 February 19 - 12:00 am

Bevin Backs Performance Funding To Curtail Humanities, Boost Engineering

Bevin’s philosophy is more concerned with the degrees rather than student loan debt, which has been a major issue in the presidential race. Bevin’s budget proposal includes moving Kentucky to a performance-based plan, where colleges and universities would get state tax dollars based on criteria such as graduation rates of certain degree programs.
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

State’s Technical, Community Colleges Criticized for Workforce Gaps

As Kentucky emerges from the effects of the national recession, employers across the state trying to take advantage of the new economic growth confront a shortage of qualified workers. The problem is maddening for state officials, who desperately want to replace the jobs lost in Kentucky’s coal industry, devastating the eastern part of the state.

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