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CPE study shows dual credit jumps 75 percent; low-income students receive some of biggest benefits

The number of Kentucky high school students enrolling in dual credit courses has soared more than 75 percent in recent years, helping to improve grades and shore up college persistence, particularly among low-income students. Those findings are part of a new report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which measured the impact of dual credit on student success at the state’s public,...

Family Scholar House, Passport Health Plan to provide technology for 145 foster care alumni

Dozens of young people who were formerly in foster care will soon have additional tools at their disposal to ensure a successful transition into adulthood, thanks to a new program led by Family Scholar House, a Louisville nonprofit focused on ending the generational cycle of poverty through education. The program, “Passport to Connectivity,” is being launched in partnership with Passport Health...

CPE wins $24.5 million state grant to boost educational opportunities for low-income students

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Council on Postsecondary Education have announced that Kentucky has won a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant to increase the number of low-income students graduating from high school and enrolling in college or workforce training programs. Kentucky is one of only six states to receive GEAR UP funding from the U.S. Department of Education in this year’s competition, making it the...