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Exploring Charter Schools in Kentucky: An Informational Guide

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2014 KY EDGUIDE Cover Page

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)       by

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Louisville attorney named chair of Prichard Committee

November 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Louisville attorney named chair of Prichard Committee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville attorney Franklin K. Jelsma has been elected chair of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens advocacy organization focused on improving Kentucky’s schools. Jelsma is managing partner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, vice chair of the […]

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November 19, 2014   Charter schools, ‘Deeper Learning’ provide focus of Prichard Committee fall meeting  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Charter schools and learning strategies that emphasize students applying what they have learned in real world situations provided the focus of the recent meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The issue of charter schools has been […]

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November 14, 2014   Governor proclaims Public Engagement in Education Day Commemorates Prichard Committee town hall meetings of 1984 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed Nov. 15, 2014, as Public Engagement in Education Day, commemorating a history-making event in 1984 that documented widespread interest in improving Kentucky’s schools. The proclamation is to be […]

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OCTOBER E-NEWS (print version) BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT   Bingham Fellows Focus on Early Childhood to Spur Economic Development in Louisville’s West End This project is called Education 40210: Building Economic Prosperity through Early Childhood Education. Faced with area kindergarten readiness scores of only 35%, Education 40210 puts a new focus on early childhood education, starting with […]

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Bingham Fellows Focus on Early Childhood to Spur Economic Development in Louisville’s West End

West Louisville poses a unique blend of assets and challenges. While it is home to 60,000 of the city’s residents and encompasses several historical neighborhoods, it also lags behind the rest of the city in median household income, education attainment and home ownership. The Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows program decided to focus on the […]

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