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State funding for Kentucky's public colleges and universities will be determined by how many and what types of degrees its students earn under a policy finalized by state regulators.

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Murray State University is considering a five percent tuition increase next academic year. President Bob Davies presented the plans at a tuition and fees forum Thursday afternoon. 

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Higher education officials from across Kentucky are meeting in Versailles to discuss making transfer options between community colleges and universities easier for students.

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education, all of which represent manufacturing and technology businesses. 

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  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has significantly altered the makeup of the Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee. The seven member council recommends appointments to Bevin for members of state university governing boards.

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Murray State is one of three Kentucky universities to receive federal funds aimed at improving preschool through twelfth grade (P-12) educator quality. 

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will hold a town hall meeting at Murray State University next week to gather input for its agenda through 2020.

CPE president Bob King says the council wants to hear public opinion on increasing postsecondary and adult education enrollment, college readiness and other issues.

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Kentucky educators are experimenting with possible changes to the state’s high school diploma.

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education wants a united front when pressing legislators for a third consecutive year for performance funding for state universities.

In a meeting Wednesday, CPE President Bob King said he wants to give legislators a clear option that achieves good for the state. But he says the CPE can’t do it without the legislators help.

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.

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