higher education

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he plans no major changes to the state's public higher education system next legislative session. Haslam also says he has yet to decide if he will push for a bill to create a school vouchers program in Tennessee.

A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia?

The leader of the Kentucky House thinks so -- and he said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.

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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The Kentucky Baptist Convention is moving to sever its remaining ties with Georgetown College. The convention will vote on a recommendation at its annual meeting next month that would terminate its ministry partnership with the institution. An administrative committee voted in September in favor of the measure. The college and Kentucky Baptists broke off a covenant agreement in 2005 in order to allow Georgetown to elect its own trustees.

MSU Named Among "Great Colleges to Work For"

Aug 21, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education has again named Murray State University as a “Great College to Work For.” Murray State earned excellence in three categories, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, and Teaching Environment.

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The Council on Postsecondary Education says there's been some progress toward reaching higher education goals.

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway was in Washington today announcing a settlement with a company he says was preying on military veterans. 

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is taking his fight against for-profit colleges to Washington D.C.

Kentucky residents whose children's financial aid doesn't meet college expenses can apply for a state-based loan.

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University of Tennessee at Martin students will pay six percent more for their tuition next year. The UT Board of Trustees approved the increase at their annual meeting in Knoxville. 

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