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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)      

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In case you missed the live coverage…

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Testifies to House Education Committee Feb. 24, 2015 KET Archive Coverage: http://www.ket.org/legislature/archives/?nola=WGAOS+016068&session=wgaos+016 (Starting at 9 min 12 sec) Lexington Herald-Leader coverage written by Linda Blackford: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/24/3711653/students-persuade-house-panel.html

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Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill February 24, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Mobile: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill FRANKFORT–Three high school students testified in front of the House Education Committee Tuesday, February 24 on […]

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Business Leaders for a Strong Start E-News February 2015

IN THE NEWS C-J Editorial: The smallest students C-J Column: Investment in early childhood education pays off for all by: Kathryn Whitmore, director of the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development’s Early Childhood Research Center and Strong Start KY member C-J Column: Helping children succeed is not a numbers game by: Helen Carroll, interim president of United […]

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Prichard Committee updates leaders on initiatives to support teacher effectiveness

 February 13, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Prichard Committee updates leaders on initiatives to support teacher effectiveness  FRANKFORT, Ky. – Expanding Kentucky’s workforce of high-quality teachers is critical to the success of the state’s education reform efforts. The Prichard Committee’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness heard updates on the […]

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Courier-Journal Article: “Add students to superintendent search teams”

Special to the Courier-Journal By: Nicole Fielder, Eliza Jane Schaeffer and Susie Smith Feb. 6, 2015 “When Fayette County Public Schools began looking for a new superintendent late last year, members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team asked the school board to include a student representative on the screening committee. Although board members told […]

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Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team ‘does democracy’

Special to the Louisville Courier-Journal by: Rachel Belin Feb. 6, 2015 “For years, while mobilizing parents and civic business leaders to push for better Kentucky schools, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence had considered the idea of including students in its work. But it took young people themselves, in sync with adult leadership, to make […]

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Press Release: Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance

February 3, 2015  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Phone: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance FRANKFORT – Legislation proposed by a group of middle and high school students was filed today in the Kentucky General Assembly by […]

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