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Pew Trusts: Free tuition spreading from cities to states; Work Ready KY targets specific interests

By Marsha Mercer Pew Charitable Trusts To churn out more workers with marketable skills, an increasing number of states are offering residents free tuition to community colleges and technical schools. The move also is a reaction to fast-rising tuition costs — increases that stem, in part, from states reducing their financial support of public colleges and universities. Morley Winograd, president...

Kentucky among bottom 10 states for per-student funding for public universities, report says

An annual report on higher education cuts across the U.S. shows Kentucky’s continued budget reductions are keeping it among the bottom 10 states when it comes to per-student funding cuts to our public universities and community colleges. The report, from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, shows Kentucky in the bottom 10 states in cuts since 2008 — a decline of 26.4...

Kentucky continues decline as one of worst states for K-12 core funding, report says

Kentucky is one of the worst states when it comes to cuts in core funding for elementary and secondary schools since the Great Recession, according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Kentucky is third worst in the country when it comes to cuts to state formula funding for K-12 between 2008...