Three new staff members joined the Prichard Committee in June, filling positions created to address priorities of the group’s strategic plan adopted late in 2017.
Kim Drummond is the Director of Engagement, overseeing wider efforts to build community engagement and align organizational messaging. Goals in the strategic plan that define the new position envision expanding the…
May 30 2018
The First Decade gives a historical overview of the Prichard Committee’s efforts since 1980. Included is an account of the Committee on Higher Education in Kentucky’s Future work to issue In Pursuit of Excellence, the transformation of the organization into the independent nonprofit Prichard Committee in 1983, its efforts to organize the 1984 Town Forums, community…
Eight years later, results make it clear that Kentucky can make this important move forward, but increasing effort will be needed across the remaining four years.
The newest data find Kentucky students already in the Top 20 in reading, science, graduation rates, and completion of associate degrees, and on track for top 20 in fourth grade…
BRIEFS SHARE TEACHER LEADERSHIP GAINS
A new series of three briefs from the Prichard Committee explains efforts since 2010 to redefine and expand teacher leadership in Kentucky schools.
Nationally, teacher leadership efforts have sought to expand roles and connections for teachers to develop their skills. Teacher leadership programs have also examined ways to keep strong teachers in…
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Rachel Belin, Student Voice Team Director
Prichard Committee Announces
Student-Led Response to School Shootings
On March 20th, the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team will host a March for Our Lives KY Student Teach-In at the Kentucky State Capitol to highlight the issue of student safety and school climate in the context of recent…
Feb 06 2018FEBRUARY 2018 \\\\\ GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL RAISING THE BAR WITH AN A.P. FOCUS
Aug 10 2016
Performance & Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Accountable Investment for Postsecondary Progress in Kentucky
Providing information about national research and the front-line experiences of other states was the focus of a recent symposium on performance and outcomes-based funding for postsecondary education in Kentucky.
Performance & Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Accountable Investment for Postsecondary Progress in Kentucky was co-presented by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Prichard Committee for Academic…
Sep 03 2014
Moving Kentucky into the top tier of states in key areas of education by 2020 will require a hard push for improvement in the next six years. The 2014 update of the Committee’s “Top 20 by 2020” found Kentucky’s performance in six categories to be on track to reach the goal. These include reading scores,…
Sep 01 2005
Do high school students need the support of their parents to do well academically?
To the 3,883 Fayette County Public School teens polled by the Youth News Team, the answer is obvious: 69 percent of them said they believe that most high school students do not need their parents to help them do well in school.
Mar 25 2004
Over the 2003-2004 the Youth News Team investigated the achievement gap using a variety of proven research methods. Data was gathered in three specific ways: (1) by designing and collecting student opinion polls; (2) by interviewing policy experts and local students and teachers in depth and (3) by analyzing a variety of recent scholarship on…