education funds

2:24 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Stivers Says Rising Property Values Could Decrease Need for Education Funding

Credit KY LRC

State Senate President Robert Stivers says rising Kentucky property values could ease the demand for school funding.

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.

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12:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 5:31 am

Kentucky lags behind its peers for funding its public education system since the recession, a new report from the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

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4:05 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes

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.

Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education.

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7:01 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KHEAA Gets Website Overhaul

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. 

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12:38 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Western Kentucky School Boards Sign on to Funding Cut Opposition

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.

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