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The president of the Kentucky senate says a special legislative session on pension reforms could still happen between now and the end of December. But Robert Stivers admits the window of opportunity for a likely five-day session is closing a bit day by day.

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Eastern Kentucky University will apply with the state of Kentucky to make its Model Lab School a new charter school. EKU’s Board of Regents also took action Wednesday to freeze the university’s tuition for a year.

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As they draft pension reforms, Kentucky legislative leaders are seeking feedback from various interest groups. Indications are the state’s 138 lawmakers will go to Frankfort sometime in October to vote on changes in state public retirement programs.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week plans to lift the ban on giving certain types of military equipment to local governments. But the policy change is unlikely to have major consequences in Kentucky and other states.

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Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has approved a new budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The board also heard details of a proposed statewide student fee to help meet campus facility needs.

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved tuition, meal plan, and residence hall rates for the fall semester. The EKU board voted Monday to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5 percent.

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Kentucky university students rallied at the State Capitol Monday on issues like budget cuts, tuition rates and debt for close to two hours.

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Kentucky's public institutions are bucking a national trend when it comes to university enrollment.

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Update Monday Evening:

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend 10 academic programs.  Three other  academic offerings are undergoing redesign.

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Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges plus universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below benchmark academic achievement scores.

Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on co-requisite course work.  Eastern Kentucky University Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses.

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