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Analysis: Investing in education for Kentucky’s single mother students will strengthen state’s economy

Kentucky’s economy is changing. This year, an estimated 60 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education. Accordingly, Kentucky has set an ambitious goal to graduate 60 percent of Kentuckians with a college credential by 2030. To meet this goal, Kentucky must recruit and graduate “non-traditional” students, who are often part-time students, working adults and/or parents and encompass...

Report: Women’s economic status worse or unchanged; Kentucky ranks in bottom third

A report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research reveals that in nearly half of all U.S. states, women’s economic status has either worsened or remained unchanged in the last decade. Kentucky ranks in the bottom third.   If progress continues at the current rate, the average gap between U.S. women’s and men’s wages will not close until 2058 — but will take...