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Progress and Next Steps for Early Childhood in Kentucky: Birth through Third Grade A report of the Early Childhood Education Study Group The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence would like to thank the Early Childhood Education Study Group and additional individuals for their contribution to the development of this report and the recommendations it contains. […]

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Expanding Literacy: Reading, Writing Emphasized Beyond English Class

How Kentucky schools are expanding literacy beyond English class focus of Prichard special report LEXINGTON, KY–Kentucky’s new English, math and science standards support each other by connecting knowledge and skills across subjects; providing a deeper and more connected learning experience.  As a result, students are more engaged and teachers develop ownership of the curriculum. “Expanding […]

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Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success

“Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success” includes research and insights from interviews conducted with over 200 Kentucky students, parents, teachers, business leaders, policymakers, politicians, and researchers.  The investigation focuses on the theme of inequality in the postsecondary transition process. “As students on the cusp of postsecondary transitions ourselves, we are especially interested in learning what it […]

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Progress in Kentucky Education: Higher Standards, Assessments & Teaching

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Finding Solutions: Standards Push Students Toward Real-Life Problems

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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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Statement on “Honesty Gap”

January 29, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director Kentucky Needs to Ensure Assessments Provide Accurate Picture of Proficiency State is top “Truth Teller” but Small Gaps between KPREP and NAEP Remain Achieve Inc. and the Collaborative for Student Success release The Honesty Gap analysis Last year, Achieve Inc. […]

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Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Prichard Committee Members and Friends, This note comes with warm wishes into the New Year and gratitude for all you do to support education in Kentucky.  As we reflect on Kentucky’s progress in education during 2015, there are a number of points to celebrate and reminders that there is still much to do: Bright […]

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KY Schools are Making Connections to Enhance Language Arts Skills

December 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Kentucky Schools are Making Connections to Enhance Language Arts Skills: Focus of Prichard Special Report LEXINGTON, KY–Kentucky’s academic standards for English Language Arts set an expectation for reading, writing, listening and speaking across different disciplines.  Under the new standards, […]

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Congratulations to 2008 GCIPL Fellow Angie Major!

Congratulations to 2008 GCIPL Fellow Angie Major, Hopkinsville, KY for receiving the Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award! We share your story as an inspiration to others and we thank you for your dedication, intentional focus and tireless commitment to the students in Hopkinsville. The award is named for Hal Thurmond and his wife Bettye whose […]

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Making Connections: Language Art Skills Enhanced Across Genres

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Press Release: Prichard meeting focuses on increasing student achievement, closing gaps

November 16, 2015 Prichard meeting focuses on increasing student achievement, closing gaps LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Increasing the academic achievement of all students and closing the performance gaps that persist between student groups was the focus of the recent fall meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The two-day meeting in Louisville included presentations by […]

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