Aaron Thompson

Some states are cutting higher ed in rural areas. What if Kentucky tried the opposite?

BY: - April 10, 2024

HAZARD — Haley Autumn Dawn Ann Crank thinks she might like to become a teacher. There’s a shortage of teachers in this corner of Kentucky, and Crank, who has eight siblings, gets kids. “I just fit in with them,” Crank said during a shift one February day at the Big Blue Smokehouse, where she works […]

More help for undergrads’ basic, child care needs could up Kentuckians’ earning power

BY: - July 25, 2023

Kentuckians need better access to child care and basic needs like food and housing to ensure higher postsecondary degree attainment, a statewide report released Monday says.  The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, with funding support from the Lumina Foundation, released the 2023 Strategies and Recommendations to Address Students’ Basic Needs. The report is the result […]