education funds http://wkms.org en Stivers Says Rising Property Values Could Decrease Need for Education Funding http://wkms.org/post/stivers-says-rising-property-values-could-decrease-need-education-funding <p></p><p>State Senate President Robert Stivers says rising Kentucky property values could ease the demand for school funding.</p><p>The Republican says he's open to increasing the state’s share of elementary and secondary education money. Education leaders are pressing lawmakers to restore funding to pre-recession levels. The Department of Education wants $336 million from the Commonwealth for the two-year budget cycle that begins in July. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:24:03 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37519 at http://wkms.org Stivers Says Rising Property Values Could Decrease Need for Education Funding Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-among-majority-states-spending-less-students-pre-recession-levels <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/shutterstock_2152477.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky lags behind its peers for funding its public education system since the recession, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&#160;new report from the&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">shows.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a hr Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:46:56 +0000 Devin Katayama 34823 at http://wkms.org Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-supports-prichard-committees-parent-institutes <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.</p><p>Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:05:53 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 24696 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes KHEAA Gets Website Overhaul http://wkms.org/post/kheaa-gets-website-overhaul <p></p><p>The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority has a redesigned website that officials hope will make college planning an easier task. The agency says visitors should be able to find information to enable them to explore careers, prepare for college and go through the process of financial aid.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:01:24 +0000 Shelly Baskin 23818 at http://wkms.org KHEAA Gets Website Overhaul Western Kentucky School Boards Sign on to Funding Cut Opposition http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-school-boards-sign-funding-cut-opposition <p>Western Kentucky school boards are joining a national campaign opposing federal funding cuts. Kentucky School Boards Association spokesman Brad Hughes says measures from the 2011 Budget Control Act set to go into effect in January would severely impact Title I, II, and special education funds. School boards in Murray and Lyon County have joined the opposition for what schools are calling “sequestration,” and Hughes says more are expected to sign on in the coming weeks. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:38:43 +0000 Angela Hatton 23361 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky School Boards Sign on to Funding Cut Opposition