Education

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents approved on Friday a 'balanced' budget for the next academic year, shifting $7.3 million dollars. They also formally approved Mark Arant as Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, changes to academic programs and numerous other matters. Board Chair Stephen Williams also weighed in on the recent 'scathing' University of Louisville Foundation audit.

Swift Reaction To Scathing University Of Louisville Audit

Jun 9, 2017
Kate Howard, KYCIR, via WFPL

Fallout from the scathing audit of the University of Louisville Foundation started to take hold Friday, while attorneys for two top former school executives pushed back against the allegations.

Kate Howard, KYCIR, via WFPL

The University of Louisville Foundation audit released Thursday paints a picture of excessive and often secret spending on investments, real estate and lavish pay that left the school’s endowment depleted.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made it clear, appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, that she sees no connection between school funding and school performance. As evidence, she criticized the Obama Administration's $7 billion grant program to improve struggling schools, an effort that yielded no significant impacts in test scores or graduation rates.

J Tyler Franklin / WFPL

The University of Louisville's board of trustees chairman says a new audit of the school's investment arm "paints a disturbing picture." 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents are expected to vote Friday on the budget for the next academic year. The budget is expected to balance a $4.5 million decline this year and address $1.8 million in fixed cost increases. 

Courtesy of Murray State University

 Murray State is anticipating a high turnout for the upcoming College and Career Readiness Summit where a nationally recognized educator and bestselling author will give a presentation.

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The Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the state is reducing fees and giving more investment choices to people saving money for college in the state's 529 college savings plans.

Lisa Autry, WKYU

A new partnership will give some Western Kentucky University students a direct path to medical school without having to leave Warren County. 

Kentucky School Boards Association via Facebook

The Kentucky School Boards Association says it has some questions about an executive order by Governor Matt Bevin. The order creates a Charter Schools Advisory Council that will help implement charters for the first time in the commonwealth.

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