Council on Postsecondary Education

A group charged with determining university funding based on performances is meeting Tuesday in Frankfort. This is the first of three meetings of the newly-formed Performance Funding Work Group.

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The University of Louisville says researchers at the school have received nearly $8 million from the National Institutes of Health for an alcohol research center.

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A program to address the shortage of skilled workers for advanced manufacturing is expanding in the Owensboro area.

The project is called GO FAME, which stands for Greater Owensboro Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education. 

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The University of Louisville is offering a new account of what happened behind closed doors when embattled campus President James Ramsey met with the school's new governing board on Wednesday.

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Update: We've added the full conversation with Dr. Renae Duncan about this program, which aired on Sounds Good.  

Murray State University is the first academic institution in Kentucky to become a Peace Corps Prep partner school. The program is a field of study designed to help students develop competencies that the volunteer service organization looks for in applicants.

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A recent appointee to the University of Louisville board of trustees has declined the position, and Governor Matt Bevin has appointed someone to replace him.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named a new director to the state’s Higher Education Commission.

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A group opposed to a new Noah's ark attraction in Kentucky says it is warning hundreds of public schools against visiting the Ark Encounter.  

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says ark field trips would expose children to religious proselytizing in violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.  

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The Defense Department has awarded the University of Lousiville’s College of Education and Human Development an $848,000 grant to expand a training program based at Fort Knox.

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Bill Nye is touring the new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's science education.  

Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham extended an invitation to Nye, best known for his 1990s science TV show, to take a private tour of the Ark Encounter Friday.