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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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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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K-PREP Results Show Strong Growth; Urgent Actions Needed to Close Achievement Gaps

October 1, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Results Show Strong Growth in College and Career Readiness; Urgent Call to Action to Close Achievement Gaps LEXINGTON, KY-The accountability results released this morning show strong growth in the college and career readiness of Kentucky’s high […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on Hiring of New Commissioner of Education

September 23, 2015   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Prichard Committee Statement on Hiring of New Commissioner of Education We are very pleased with the Kentucky Board of Education’s decision to hire Dr. Stephen Pruitt as Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Education. We have every confidence that he is the right person to sustain Kentucky’s three decades-long commitment […]

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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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