Beshear press conference Tuesday on higher education

Gov. Steve Beshear will hold a press conference on “the affordability and accessibility of higher education” Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST in Frankfort. 

No more details at this point, but I’ll post them as they come along.

Kentucky not alone in higher education funding challenges

Stateline.org takes a look at how states have handled funding for higher education in a year when budgets for states – as well as for parents and students – are tight.

Kentucky figures prominently in the article by Pauline Vu, which found that many states, including Kentucky, took steps to try to protect higher ed while slashing budgets elsewhere in state government.

However, it looks like the good news in the article is only that those education budgets weren’t cut quite as deeply as expected rather than completely protected from the knife.

Stateline.org is an online state news site funded in part by The Pew Charitable Trusts and is a good link to add to your collection to keep up with what’s going on in other statehouses around the country.