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

Restore School Funding Sticker


Go to www.kyeat.org to tell your legislators… Our Kids Can’t Wait! They have only one chance for a quality education. Stop the education cuts and restore education funding. Specifically, we need the General Assembly to: Restore funding for the basic school funding formula to 2008-09 levels  Restore support for textbooks, preschool, safe schools programs, teachers’ professional […]

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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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Education leader named associate executive director of Prichard Committee

March 27, 2014 LEXINGTON, Ky. – An education and public policy leader has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Brigitte Blom Ramsey succeeds Cynthia Heine, who is retiring after 31 years of service with the Committee. Ramsey, of Falmouth, has been director of strategic resources and public policy of […]

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Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood

Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood published in The Courier-Journal, March 23, 2014 By Mira Ball and Lawrence W. Hager, Jr. Kentucky’s lawmakers have created a strong foundation for the state’s early childhood education and development programs. Now, they have the opportunity to ensure continued and meaningful progress in this vital area in the budget they […]

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Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Programs Report Released

FRANKFORT, KY (March 13, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky business leaders urged support for quality early childhood care and education programs after they announced a report showing that investments in such programs provide a significant economic boost for businesses and help develop a skilled workforce. The America’s Edge report shows investments in high-quality […]

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Our Kids Can’t Wait Education Summit Toolkit, Presentations & Media Coverage

Our Kids Can’t Wait Toolkit, Presentations & Media Coverage

“Photos from the Education Summit,” by Lonnie Harp, November 21, 2013 Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT) Message: “Our Kids Can’t Wait; Expectations Up, Resources Down“ “Our Kids Cant Wait Toolkit“ (pdf) Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday’s presentation, November 21, 2013 “Local leaders charged to educate legislators on critical school funding situation,” press release, November 22, 2013 […]

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UPDATED: ReadyKentucky/Common Core State Standard Resources

Come check out ReadyKentucky’s Resource Page. Recent updates include: videos interviews of Kentucky teachers speaking out in favor of the Common Core State Standards; document quoting leading conservatives speaking out in support of Common Core State Standards; a one-page Fact Sheet about American Education,  and a document from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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February 2014 Clip Packet

“Business Groups Defend Common Standards,” Education Week, January 29 “Students are helping set educational policy in Ky.,” Lexington Herald-Leader, February 1 “Back to the Future,” Education Week blog, February 3 “Pre-k gaining support, money in both parties,” Cincinnati.com, February 4 “Exciting Events at the Capitol this Week,” McCreary County Record, February 5 “Business Leaders Support […]

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Time for change in Ky.’s school funding Written by Andrew Brennen Published in Lexington Herald-Leader March 6, 2014 Ever since Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton announced that the district would need to cut $20 million from its budget this May, this newspaper, social media and community conversations have been aflame with frustration, fear and even […]

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