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New Education Guides & Glossary Released!

New Education Guides And Glossary Support Public Engagement With Kentucky Education LEXINGTON, KY –Parents, students, and other Kentuckians can learn more about Kentucky’s public schools using new resources just released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The 2015 editions of the Kentucky EdGuides and the Glossary of Kentucky Education Terms are available for free […]

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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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Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results

August 26, 2015 Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results The ACT results released today by Kentucky Department of Education show positive trends for the 2015 graduating class overall, but raise concerns about whether African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students are receiving the full support they need and deserve. The good news is that […]

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WKMS Interview with Kate Lochte

Prichard Committee Refocuses on Post-Secondary Education Kentucky’s Prichard committee for Academic Excellence, a nationally recognized education advocacy organization, sees a leadership change when Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman’s retirement is effective September 4th. This past April, the Prichard Board selected Brigitte Blom Ramsey to move into the directorship. This month, Prichard has highlighted its intentions […]

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Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director

August 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a nationally recognized education advocacy organization, is renewing its focus on the area that provided the foundation of its work: postsecondary education. The citizens’ group began in 1980 as the Committee on […]

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Silberman & Ramsey on KET’s One-to-One with Bill Goodman

Check out the video of Bill Goodman’s interview with Stu Silberman and Brigitte Blom Ramsey as they discuss the transition between Stu’s retirement and Brigitte’s new role as executive director and the ongoing activities at the Prichard Committee.

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KASA awards Silberman & Bathon with William T. Nallia Award

We are proud to announce that the Kentucky Association Of School Administrators awarded Stu and Prichard Committee member Justin Bathon with the 2015 William T. Nallia Award during a special ceremony  at their statewide conference this week in Louisville. The award honors an education leader who reflects the spirit of innovation and cutting edge leadership […]

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Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive Director of Prichard Committee

June 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Education advocate and policy leader Cory Curl has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Curl’s appointment is effective September 7, 2015. She will succeed Brigitte Blom Ramsey, named recently as executive director of the […]

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