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To provide a public voice advocating for continually improved education for all Kentuckians.

Retirement Announcement

Prichard Committee Members, Staff, and Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I write to let you know I will be retiring, effective September 4, 2015. This comes after four years of service with the Prichard Committee and 41 years in education serving students and their families. I want you to know that I share […]

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Exploring Charter Schools in Kentucky: An Informational Guide

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2014 Edition: KY EDGUIDES

These Kentucky EdGuides are a new Prichard Committee publication, designed to help students, parents, and other Kentuckians learn about our public school system and join us in advocating for excellence in education for every Kentucky child. Each EdGuide addresses a single major topic in two pages or less, sharing basics of Kentucky’s education law, information […]

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Committed to Excellence: The Story of the Prichard Committee

Committed to Excellence: The Story of the Prichard Committee, (KET Video, 10 minutes)      

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In My View: Fund Programs that Help Families by Sally Hager Wood

Our urgent advocacy for federal funding to support home visiting (Kentucky’s HANDS program) continues.  Please see this column by new Prichard Committee member, Sally Hagar Wood, that ran in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer.  We thank Sally for her willingness to champion this effort.  

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Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report

April 9, 2015 Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report Collaborative partnerships designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective services for Kentucky’s youngest learners and their families are featured in a special report released today (April 9, 2015) by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Pre-K Collaboration in Kentucky: Maximizing Resources for Kindergarten Readiness” provides […]

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Business Leaders for a Strong Start E-News March 2015

IN THE NEWS Cincinnati Enquirer Column: “Police Chief Blackwell: Home Visits Reduce Crime“ by Jeffrey Blackwell, Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department New York Times Op-Ed: “ When Even the Starting Line Is Out of Reach“ by Nicholas Kristoff Lexington Herald-Leader Op-Ed: “ Kentucky program aiding young parents and their children in jeopardy“ by Bill Garmer, Business […]

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Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care

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Check out Student Voice Team’s Testimony for Senate Education Committee

March 9, 2015 The Student Voice Team testifies in front of Senate Education Committee FRANKFORT–Members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team testified today before the Senate Education Committee. House Bill 236, drafted by the group and sponsored by Representative Derrick Graham (D-Frankfort), amends KRS 160.352 to add an optional, peer-elected high school student to […]

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In case you missed the live coverage…

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Testifies to House Education Committee Feb. 24, 2015 KET Archive Coverage: http://www.ket.org/legislature/archives/?nola=WGAOS+016068&session=wgaos+016 (Starting at 9 min 12 sec) Lexington Herald-Leader coverage written by Linda Blackford: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/24/3711653/students-persuade-house-panel.html

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