Education Funding http://wkms.org en Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active http://wkms.org/post/budget-review-discussion-includes-call-university-presidents-be-more-politically-active <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A review of higher education budget issues has included a call for merging education administration and urging university presidents to become more politically vocal. The discussion occurred during a meeting of the state budget review committee.</p><p>State Council for Postsecondary Education President Bob King set the stage. He presented a number of graphs to committee members.&nbsp;One depicted steeply intersecting lines with increasing tuition costs and decreasing state funding support.&nbsp;King said since 2008 funding cuts per college student far outdistance reductions for children in kindergarten through high school. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:14:52 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38393 at http://wkms.org Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active 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 Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&#160;<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201206/Holliday.jpg" alt="" /><p>Holliday has pushed l Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:09:10 +0000 Devin Katayama 37115 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before'