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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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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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Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director

April 27, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director LEXINGTON, Ky. – An education policy leader and long-time advocate for Kentucky’s children has been named executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Brigitte Blom Ramsey was chosen by the committee’s board of directors to succeed Stu Silberman, who will […]

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Retirement Announcement

Prichard Committee Members, Staff, and Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I write to let you know I will be retiring, effective September 4, 2015. This comes after four years of service with the Prichard Committee and 41 years in education serving students and their families. I want you to know that I share […]

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Exploring Charter Schools in Kentucky: An Informational Guide

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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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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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2015 Glossary of Kentucky Education Terms

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Ambition Grant To Measure Campbell Jr. High Student Voice

AMBITION GRANT TO MEASURE CAMPBELL JR. HIGH STUDENT VOICE Audit part of Prichard Committee program to position students as partners in improving education WINCHESTER, Ky., (April 28, 2014) — How engaged are Campbell Junior High students in creating the environment they want at their new school, and how much of a voice do they have in […]

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